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Administrators discuss vaccine preparedness, socially-distant spring at USG town hall

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

NEWS | 12/02/2020

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Potter ’22 elected President, USG referenda on divestment and Election Day pass

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu ’22, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

NEWS | 11/27/2020

USG Presidential candidates discuss key issues before voting begins

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year.

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year.

NEWS | 11/23/2020

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Liu, Potter run for USG president, appearing beside four contested races, two referenda on next week’s ballot

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

NEWS | 11/19/2020

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USG announces Jason Derulo as Fall Lawnparties headliner

The University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced today that the headliner for this year’s virtual Lawnparties will be Jason Derulo. Derulo started his solo career in 2009 and has since achieved eleven Platinum singles.  

The University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced today that the headliner for this year’s virtual Lawnparties will be Jason Derulo. 

NEWS | 10/23/2020

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First-year Class Council candidates adjust to virtual campaigning

Twenty-seven first-years are running for five 2024 Class Council positions this semester. New rules allow candidates to collect signatures via an electronic petition and send messages to large group chats and listservs, which were not allowed previously.

Twenty-seven first-years are running for five 2024 Class Council positions this semester. New rules allow candidates to collect signatures via an electronic petition and send messages to large group chats and listservs, which were not allowed previously.

NEWS | 09/29/2020

Sept. 20, 2020 USG Meeting

Crotty ’00 reviews updated Title IX policies at USG meeting

All conduct previously in violation of University policy will still violate the updated policies, though cases may be adjudicated under different procedures. 

At the most recent USG meeting, Crotty reviewed the University’s modified Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Sexual Misconduct Policy. All conduct previously in violation of University policy will continue to violate these updated policies, though they may be adjudicated under different procedures.

NEWS | 09/23/2020

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USG responds to backlash over Lawnparties

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres ’21 sent an email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding. Not all students are satisfied.

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres sent a follow-up email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding.

NEWS | 09/13/2020

Title IX Town Hall

Vice Provost Minter calls Devos Title IX changes ‘problematic,’ explains U. process for adopting regulations

“Whatever the [Trump] Administration has done or will do with respect to gender identity [or] gender expression, our policies will protect people’s gender identity and gender expression,” Title IX Administrator Regan Crotty ’00 said.

NEWS | 06/15/2020