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.
“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.
Anne Grinder ’23, Samuel Fendler ’21, Michael Wang ’21, Munisa Said ’22, Matthew Weatherhead ’23, Yujin Angolio ’23, and Dylan Shapiro ’23 were reconfirmed for the Honor Committee. Abbie Willhelm ’23, Avner Goldstein ’21, Jennifer Lee ’23, and Daisy Torres ’22 were confirmed for the Committee on Discipline.
“We want this to be a really comprehensive report so that student opinions are really being elevated as these big discussions are happening, of course keeping in mind that, ultimately, decisions rely on public health guidelines,” said USG President Chitra Parikh ’21.
This year saw one the highest turnouts ever for first-year voting, with 62 percent of the Class of 2023 voting for Class President, the single contested election for their class, according to Chief Elections Manager Lehman Montgomery ’22. All other classes had a voter turnout above 50 percent.
It was also announced that the single referendum to “call on Princeton University to limit the widespread printing and distribution of the physical copy of the ‘Rights, Rules, [and] Responsibilities’” passed with 88% of voters and 2,055 votes in support.
According to USG president Chitra Parikh ’21, the three-page letter asks recipient institutions to keep the challenges resulting from the pandemic in mind when evaluating the academic performance of spring 2020 applicants.