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Off-campus group funds Facebook ad falsely claiming recent Caterpillar referendum failed to pass

Israel War Room, an organization with no Princeton affiliation, sponsored a Facebook ad that claimed the recent USG referendum calling on the University to halt its usage of Caterpillar construction machinery had failed to pass. In fact, preliminary results show the referendum passed and the results have yet to be certified.

Israel War Room, an organization with no Princeton affiliation, sponsored a Facebook ad that claimed the recent USG referendum calling on the University to halt its usage of Caterpillar construction machinery had failed to pass. In fact, preliminary results show the referendum passed and the results have yet to be certified.

NEWS | 04/18/2022

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USG releases spring election results but holds off on certifying results of Caterpillar referendum

Results for the referendum proposing a boycott of Caterpillar machinery have not yet been certified “due to appeals pending before the Senate,” according to the email from USG to the student body.

Results for the referendum proposing a boycott of Caterpillar machinery have not yet been certified “due to appeals pending before the Senate,” according to the email from USG to the student body.

NEWS | 04/15/2022

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USG officer affirms election bylaws in response to objection on preliminary results of Caterpillar referendum

Myles McKnight ’23 claimed an objection to the preliminary results citing a previous explanation of the bylaws that contradicts the USG Constitution. 

Myles McKnight ’23 claimed an objection to the preliminary results citing a previous explanation of the bylaws that contradicts the USG Constitution. 

NEWS | 04/15/2022

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Tigers in Town program to continue into Fall 2022 semester

Deas told the ‘Prince’ that the number of Princeton vendors participating in Tigers in Town will expand in Fall 2022, and ODUS is working on a plan to “engage businesses that are not walking distance of campus, but are still in Princeton and still do a lot of work with the University.”

Deas told the ‘Prince’ that the number of Princeton vendors participating in Tigers in Town will expand in Fall 2022, and ODUS is working on a plan to “engage businesses that are not walking distance of campus, but are still in Princeton and still do a lot of work with the University.”

NEWS | 04/14/2022

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Preliminary results show Caterpillar referendum passes on USG ballot

The referendum received 1,124 votes in favor, or a 52.2 percent majority, according to preliminary results made public early Wednesday. Election results will not be confirmed by USG until Friday afternoon at the earliest.

The referendum received 1,124 votes in favor, or a 52.2 percent majority, according to preliminary results made public early Wednesday. Election results will not be confirmed by USG until Friday afternoon at the earliest.

NEWS | 04/14/2022

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Flo Milli to headline Lawnparties on April 24; Julien Chang and the Deep Green will open

The concert, which has previously taken place in the backyard of Quadrangle Club, will be moved to the Frist North Lawn, following safety issues during Fall 2021 Lawnparties and ongoing campus construction.

The concert, which has previously taken place in the backyard of Quadrangle Club, will be moved to the Frist North Lawn, following safety issues during Fall 2021 Lawnparties and ongoing campus construction.

NEWS | 04/13/2022

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USG hears reports on academic minors, Black and LGBTQIA student experiences

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) met on April 10 to discuss the certificate program and heard updates from Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Tennille Haynes on the Black & LGBTQIA Student Experience Implementation Team.

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) met on April 10 to discuss the certificate program and heard updates from Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Tennille Haynes on the Black & LGBTQIA Student Experience Implementation Team.

NEWS | 04/12/2022

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National pro-Israel groups spend over $1K on sponsored ads denouncing USG referendum

National pro-Israel groups — Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) and the Israel War Room (IWR) — have spent more than $1000 on Facebook ads which may have appeared upwards of 25,000 times. These ads encourage users to sign petitions and publicly denounce the USG referendum calling on the University to boycott the use of Caterpillar machinery. 

National pro-Israel groups — Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) and the Israel War Room (IWR) — have spent more than $1000 on Facebook ads which may have appeared upwards of 25,000 times. These ads encourage users to sign petitions and publicly denounce the USG referendum calling on the University to boycott the use of Caterpillar machinery. 

NEWS | 04/10/2022

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USG speaks with administrators on Princeton’s ‘sexual climate’

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed the University’s sexual culture and issues around sexual misconduct, approved eight new student groups and a budget proposal from the Mental Health Initiative, and heard updates on mental health recommendations previously proposed by USG members.   

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed the University’s sexual culture and issues around sexual misconduct, approved eight new student groups and a budget proposal from the Mental Health Initiative, and heard updates on mental health recommendations previously proposed by USG members.   

NEWS | 04/05/2022

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USG Senate approves language of referenda on DEI Committee, mental health initiatives

The USG Senate approved the language of three ballot referenda in its meeting on Sunday, March 27, including two Senate-sponsored referenda regarding the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and mental healthcare.

The USG Senate approved the language of three ballot referenda in its meeting on Sunday, March 27, including two Senate-sponsored referenda regarding the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and mental healthcare.

NEWS | 03/29/2022

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USG debates language of referendum regarding Princeton’s Caterpillar machinery use

The Undergraduate Student Government engaged in lengthy debate over a referendum introduced by the President of the Princeton Committee on Palestine. Referendum 3 called for the University to boycott use of Caterpillar construction machinery on campus.

The Undergraduate Student Government engaged in lengthy debate over a referendum introduced by the President of the Princeton Committee on Palestine. Referendum 3 called for the University to boycott use of Caterpillar construction machinery on campus.

NEWS | 03/29/2022

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QP@P: Sitting down with LGBTQ+ and politics research scholar Andrew Reynolds

As someone who hopes to pursue a career in academia, Biondi finds the visibility of queer scholars in QP@P rewarding to see. “QP@P is the first time I’ve kind of seen more broadly-reflected queer research and queer lab research, which has been really cool,” they said.

As someone who hopes to pursue a career in academia, Biondi finds the visibility of queer scholars in QP@P rewarding to see. “QP@P is the first time I’ve kind of seen more broadly-reflected queer research and queer lab research, which has been really cool,” they said.

NEWS | 03/29/2022

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Senate launches USG Reform Project, agrees to sponsor DEI Committee referendum

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced the USG Reform Project, agreed to sponsor a referendum that would make the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee a core committee of USG, and heard an update on Lawnparties from the Social Committee. 

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced the USG Reform Project, agreed to sponsor a referendum that would make the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee a core committee of USG, and heard an update on Lawnparties from the Social Committee. 

NEWS | 03/21/2022

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USG discusses mental health referenda, approves Tigers in Town budget increase

At its March 13 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed two possible mental health-related referenda that may be put to the vote later this semester and heard updates from three committees. 

At its March 13 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed two possible mental health-related referenda that may be put to the vote later this semester and heard updates from three committees. 

NEWS | 03/15/2022

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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 | 03/01/2022

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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 | 03/01/2022

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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 | 02/21/2022

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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 | 02/14/2022

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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 | 02/07/2022

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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