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Eating clubs line Prospect Avenue.
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USG discusses virtual Street Week, referenda process at penultimate meeting

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.


The logos of three student podcasts: Outside the Orange Bubble, P’s in a Pod, and Tiger Cafe.
Courtesy of Outside the Orange Bubble, P’s in a Pod, and Tiger Cafe.

A coffee shop in the cloud: Student podcasters recreate campus environment virtually

The Daily Princetonian sat down with the creators of three student podcasts: Tiger Cafe, Outside the Orange Bubble, and P’s in a Pod. From interviewing President Eisgruber to forming friendships with peers they have never met in person, these students shared stories of community, connection, and creativity.

The Daily Princetonian sat down with the creators of three student podcasts: Tiger Cafe, Outside the Orange Bubble, and P’s in a Pod. From interviewing President Eisgruber to forming friendships with peers they have never met in person, these students shared stories of community, connection, and creativity.


A photo of the new TigerHub interface.

TigerHub’s new story feature breaks within hours

The new feature, which has sparked much discussion among students, is more social than administrative, allowing students to share pictures and videos via Instagram and Snapchat story-like clips. 

The new feature, which has sparked much discussion among students, is more social than administrative, allowing students to share pictures and videos via Instagram and Snapchat story-like clips. 


Courtesy of Christian Potter ’22

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.


Presidential candidates Allen Liu ’22 (top left) and Christian Potter ’22 (top right) and Vice President candidates Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 (bottom left) and Juan Nova ’23 (bottom right) will appear on the ballot alongside referenda involving voting and fossil fuels.
Design Credit: Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

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.


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MAE professor studies how far droplets, source of COVID-19 transmission, travel when we speak

Not wearing masks, especially indoors, is “very risky,” according to Stone. “Why would you do that?,” he asked.

By creating visuals of how far speech droplets can travel, the study offers visual evidence that wearing a mask can help reduce COVID-19 transmission. 


Wallace D. Best, Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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Best becomes first Black, first male director in Gender and Sexuality Studies program history

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 


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