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Student analysis of room draw sparks renewed conversation

An analysis of room draw by Adam Chang ’20 and Yang Song ’20 indicates that the randomization error effected rising juniors in addition to current juniors, larger draw groups received on average better draw times, and that draw ordering is the same across 2018 and 2019 for the same draw groups. 

Students raise concerns about individual information made publicly available through room draw

The University Housing documents listing draw times, which include student PUID number and class year, are not protected by the University’s Central Authentication System (CAS) and can be accessed by anyone who has the links to the documents. The students whose information can be accessed in this way includes those who have opted to be removed from the University’s public directory.

20 years of female leadership on Prospect Avenue

Some of the first female eating club presidents were elected in 2000, and this year, nine of the 11 presidents are female. Students on campus are taking note and are thrilled to see strong leaders working hard to promote the eating clubs at the University. Former and current club presidents feel that female leadership is a self-reinforcing cycle and will strengthen opportunities for women across all of campus.

U. orchestra ranked in top 20 college orchestras in nation

The Princeton University Orchestra (PUO) is ranked as one of the top 20 college orchestras in the US. Led by conductor Michael Pratt, who celebrated his 40th season with the Orchestra this past fall, PUO performs a wide range of repertoire, from the classical period through the modern works of today.

EcoReps generate momentum for a more sustainable year

As the new semester begins, the Office of Sustainability’s Ecology Representative Program (EcoReps) led by undergraduates who “promote the integration of sustainability into campus life,” is working to continue the successful EcoReps Clothing Swap and kick off two new initiatives: MEND and Greening Athletics.

ENV seniors spearhead Princeton Environmental Ideathon

Certificate students from the University’s Environmental Studies program are bringing a new competition to campus in the form of a novel environmental summit. From April 13-15, 2018, ENV certificate students will be hosting an Environmental Ideathon for 300 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing environmental studies across the East Coast.

Panel comments on Lewis Center architecture, functionality

On Thursday, the University Art Museum hosted a discussion panel on the design and functionality of the new Lewis Arts Complex, part of the new Arts and Transit neighborhood on the southern edge of campus. The panel discussed the architectural conceptions of form and function that Lewis Center for the Arts designer Steven Holl used, as well as the ways in which the Lewis Center interacts with its users and the existing Princeton campus.