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USG report highlights effects of 'Princeton Plague' on student health, academic performance

Of the students surveyed, a vast majority responded that the quality of their academic work suffered (84.7 percent) and that their illnesses impeded their ability to effectively learn material (75.3 percent). 

Of the students surveyed, a vast majority responded that the quality of their academic work suffered (84.7 percent) and that their illnesses impeded their ability to effectively learn material (75.3 percent). 

NEWS | March 1

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USG creates Viewpoint Diversity Task Force, hears updates on budget, spring elections

In Sunday’s USG meeting, the Senate convened for a budget update and spring elections overview, and to approve student organization events and a Viewpoint Diversity Task Force. Twelve USG members voted in favor of creating the new Task Force, while four abstained and four opposed. 

In Sunday’s USG meeting, the Senate convened for a budget update and spring elections overview, and to approve student organization events and a Viewpoint Diversity Task Force. Twelve USG members voted in favor of creating the new Task Force, while four abstained and four opposed. 

NEWS | March 1

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USG discusses mental health focus for the upcoming term

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed their increased focus on student mental health for the upcoming term as well as approved funding and new student organization requests.

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed their increased focus on student mental health for the upcoming term as well as approved funding and new student organization requests.

NEWS | February 21

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USG hears Lawnparties Review Committee Report, approves task forces for the upcoming year

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) heard several recommendations from the Lawnparties Review Committee and approved eight task forces for the upcoming year. 

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) heard several recommendations from the Lawnparties Review Committee and approved eight task forces for the upcoming year. 

NEWS | February 14

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USG approves $230K budget for 2022, confirms new committee members

At the first in-person meeting of the year, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) met to approve a budget of about $230,000 for the year, confirm new committee members, introduce several student organizations, and discuss the results of a recent survey about student health and attendance-related stress.

At the first in-person meeting of the year, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) met to approve a budget of about $230,000 for the year, confirm new committee members, introduce several student organizations, and discuss the results of a recent survey about student health and attendance-related stress.

NEWS | February 7

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Former USG President Christian Potter ’22, Senate executives reflect on year of service

Former USG President Christian Potter ’22 and his USG executives reflect on their experiences in leadership, their proudest moments, and the difficulties they faced throughout the term.

Former USG President Christian Potter ’22 and his USG executives reflect on their experiences in leadership, their proudest moments, and the difficulties they faced throughout the term.

NEWS | 02/03/2022

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USG Senate confirms new members, passes position paper for midterm grading referendum

The Undergraduate Student Government held its first senate meeting of the term, with President Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Vice President Hannah Kapoor ’23 taking the lead.

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its first senate meeting of the term, with President Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Vice President Hannah Kapoor ’23 taking the lead.

NEWS | 01/31/2022

Meet USG presidential candidates Mayu Takeuchi and Jasman Singh

We sit down with the University Student Government presidential candidates, Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Jasman Singh ’23 to hear more about their platforms, goals, and qualifications.

We sit down with the University Student Government presidential candidates, Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Jasman Singh ’23 to hear more about their platforms, goals, and qualifications.

VIDEO | 12/05/2021

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USG discusses grading and mental health referenda, 2020 voting data, and ‘Prince’ investigation into the Honor Code

The weekly meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government included discussion of two referenda to be voted on in the upcoming election, Vote 100, and The Daily Princetonian’s recent investigation into the University’s Honor Code. 

The weekly meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government included discussion of two referenda to be voted on in the upcoming election, Vote 100, and the Daily Princetonian’s recent investigation into the University’s Honor Code. 

NEWS | 11/22/2021

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USG winter election cycle begins Dec. 6

Students who are interested in running for either an executive office or a Class Senate position are expected to attend at least one of two open houses. The first will take place on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. via Zoom, and the second will take place on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in Frist 204.

Students who are interested in running for either an executive office or a Class Senate position are expected to attend at least one of two open houses. The first will take place on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. via Zoom, and the second will take place on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in Frist 204.

NEWS | 11/16/2021

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DEI presentation, energy conservation project at this week’s USG meeting

Representatives from Evidn, a behavioral science consulting firm, and the Office of Sustainability gave a presentation on their joint project regarding energy conservation on campus.

Representatives from Evidn, a behavioral science consulting firm, and the Office of Sustainability gave a presentation on their joint project regarding energy conservation on campus.

NEWS | 11/15/2021

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USG discusses grading policy with Dean Dolan, approves Honor Code amendment

In their Sunday meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) voted to formally establish Peer Representatives as an Honor Committee resource and discussed the University’s grading policy. 

In their Sunday meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) voted to formally establish Peer Representatives as an Honor Committee resource and discussed the University’s grading policy. 

NEWS | 11/08/2021

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Can't bring back the past? Of course we can: a Roaring 20s ball for the Classes of the 2020s

From fake pearls to 1920s-themed appetizers, Princeton’s “Roaring Twenties'' themed Orange and Black Ball on Nov. 4th  was filled with all the glitz and glam that many students missed coming out of a global pandemic. Despite the difficulties the OBB’s date presented for some students — who celebrated the Hindu religious festival Diwali on that night — the ball allegedly saw an attendance increase of about 500 students since the last time it was held two years ago.

From fake pearls to 1920s-themed appetizers, Princeton’s “Roaring Twenties'' themed Orange and Black Ball on Nov. 4th  was filled with all the glitz and glam that many students missed coming out of a global pandemic. Despite the difficulties the OBB’s date presented for some students — who celebrated the Hindu religious festival Diwali on that night — the ball allegedly saw an attendance increase of about 500 students since the last time it was held two years ago.

FEATURES | 11/07/2021

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USG to test off-campus dining initiative for student meal plans

On Oct. 29, the USG introduced a new program — the USG Community Dining Task Force — to explore the possibility to incorporating off-campus dining options in the meal plan. 

On Oct. 29, the USG introduced a new program — the USG Community Dining Task Force — to explore the possibility to incorporating off-campus dining options in the meal plan. 

NEWS | 11/03/2021

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USG discusses Dean’s Date programming budget and task force updates

In a unanimous vote, USG re-allocated $25,000 of Tigers in Town funding to support an Off-Campus Dining Trial pilot program, in which 150 students will be provided a free weekly lunch, dinner, and snack off campus for four weeks.

In a unanimous vote, USG re-allocated $25,000 of Tigers in Town funding to support an Off-Campus Dining Trial pilot program, in which 150 students will be provided a free weekly lunch, dinner, and snack off campus for four weeks.

NEWS | 11/01/2021