Lutfah Subair ’21 presented on the new clubs approved by the Student Groups Recognition Committee (SCGC). Those clubs were the Latino Medical Students Association + Princeton University, Our Health Matters, and Hip-Hop Empowerment Conference Planning Committee.
Task-forces for the USG fall term will include Sustainability, Indigeneity at Princeton, and Mental Health, among others.
USG social chair Heavyn Jennings confirmed that electronic music duo 3OH!3 and rapper Rich Homie Quan will join Chicago rapper CupcakKe to perform at Lawnparties.
University Student Government Social Chair Heavyn Jennings ’20 has confirmed that Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as CupcakKe, will perform at Lawnparties on Sep. 15.
Projects Board Co-Chair Rachel Hazan ’21 reported that they funded 77 groups and more than 100 events with $132,000 requested in total for events this semester and a median request of $1,863.
“They’re planning on either adding more meals to it for the same price or decreasing the price,” Virk said. “Because right now price-wise per meal it really does not make sense.”
“We approved $2,000 for [Yardparties] which was a bit lower than the $2,500 we had last semester, but it’s still satisfactory to the people who asked for the money,” Brad Spicher ’20 said.
The Undergraduate Student Government officially recognized Food for Thought, Israel TigerTrek, Knitting Club, and Australia Club.
Assistant Dean of the College James Alexander Dun said that evaluation and planning for a shift to a new learning management system would continue over the next year and that there would be a gradual transition to the selected platform in 2021 and 2022.
Princeton Art Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Mitra Abbaspour presented on Byron Kim’s 2019 Princeton Community Project. Korean-American artist Byron Kim’s ongoing portraiture work entitled “Synecdoche” incorporates paintings of the skin tone of the arms of hundreds of subjects.
USG discussed and then approved a more stringent budget because of increased spending over the fall semester. They also discussed various task forces and appointments.
On a final note, we want to reiterate how thankful we are for the continual student engagement on this issue. Because of the clear and resounding message the student body sent to the campus leadership, students have been able to drive a profound and positive transformation in the way that our Honor System operates.
USG plans to collaborate with the University Art Museum for a fashion show themed around the museum’s collection, designed to connect students with alumni in the industry.
Fifteen people, including Undergraduate Student Government officers, showed up to the Presidential Candidate Debate on Nov. 29. With elections taking place early next week, three presidential candidates presented their platforms and discussed topics such as mental health, Career Services, and national politics.
Improvements to learning spaces and honor code confirmations were on the discussion table in the Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting meeting on Oct. 21.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed campus recreation, voter rights, and committee reappointments in its weekly meeting on Oct. 14.