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Robin Izzo at the USG meeting on Sept. 19.
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USG receives presentation on Princeton’s COVID-19 response

In the meeting, Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo presented to the Senate on the University’s recent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Senate unanimously approved six new U-Councilors.

In the meeting, Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo presented to the Senate on the University’s recent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Senate unanimously approved five new U-Councilors.


The first in-person USG meeting since Spring 2020
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USG to spend 160K on lawnparties, budget tripled for semester

The total budget for the fall is approximately $600,000, an increase from the typical $200,000. Significant spending areas included Tigers in Town, Lawnparties, and a renovation to the USG office located in Frist Campus Center, with budget allocations of $150,000, $160,000, and $120,000 respectively.  

The total budget for the fall is approximately $600,000, an increase from the typical $200,000. Significant spending areas included Tigers in Town, Lawnparties, and a renovation to the USG office located in Frist Campus Center, with budget allocations of $150,000, $160,000, and $120,000 respectively.   


Flooding in Joline Hall.
Courtesy of Alex Moosbrugger

Campus buildings flood, students take shelter amid tornado warning

A number of dorm buildings flooded on Princeton’s campus on Wednesday night after Princeton, along with several other New Jersey counties, was placed under a tornado warning. Students were advised to take cover during the alert.

A number of dorm buildings flooded on Princeton’s campus on Wednesday night after Princeton, along with several other New Jersey counties, was placed under a tornado warning. Students were advised to take cover during the alert.


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Divestment update, fall plans, and anti-racist efforts: Here's what you missed at this year's last CPUC meeting

There will not be an option for students to continue virtual instruction in the fall 2021 semester, except for extenuating circumstances, according to President Eisgruber.

There will not be an option for students to continue virtual instruction in the fall 2021 semester, except for extenuating circumstances, according to President Eisgruber.


The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Resources Committee recommends criteria for fossil fuel divestment

In Monday’s meeting, the CPUC Resources Committee announced that it will recommend to the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Finance to dissociate and divest from fossil fuel companies with the highest-emissions sectors of the industry, as well as from those that currently either deny climate change or spread climate disinformation.

In Monday’s meeting, the CPUC Resources Committee announced that it will recommend to the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Finance to dissociate and divest from fossil fuel companies with the highest-emissions sectors of the industry, as well as from those that currently either deny climate change or spread climate disinformation.


Lewis Library Room 138, where USG meetings took place in previous years. 
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

Voting begins for five contested class government races

This year’s contested races are for Secretary of the Class of 2023 and for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair of the Class of 2024. Voting began at noon on Monday, April 19, and will end at noon on Thursday, April 22.

This year’s contested races are for Secretary of the Class of 2023 and for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair of the Class of 2024. Voting began at noon on Monday, April 19, and will end at noon on Thursday, April 22. 


Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG approves five new clubs, discusses mental health initiative

At Sunday’s meeting, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved five new clubs through the Student Groups Recognition Committee and discussed the designation of this week as Mental Health Week.

At Sunday’s meeting, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved five new clubs through the Student Groups Recognition Committee and discussed the designation of this week as Mental Health Week.


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USG talks spring programming and sustainability survey results

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee and Sustainability Committee presented the results of surveys. USG also allocated funding to BodyHype Dance Company and Vote100.

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee and Sustainability Committee presented the results of surveys. USG also allocated funding to BodyHype Dance Company and Vote100.


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