Peer representatives seek to increase transparency, counsel students earlier on in Honor Committee Process
Every student accused of an Honor Code violation is entitled to a Peer Representative to guide them through the process. Prior to this semester, few on campus knew of this right. Peer Representatives are aiming to change that.
The University’s yield — the percentage of students who accepted their offer of admission to join the University’s first-year class — rose to 70.6 percent this year from 69 percent last year.
The University has named nine new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, according to a statement on June 18. According to the statement, the new trustees are Heather Gerken ’91, Anthony H.P. Lee ’79, Brad Smith ’81, Sumir Chadha ’93, Bob Peck ’88, Anthony Yoseloff ’96, Amy Alving GS ’88, Terri Sewell ’86, and Sarah Varghese ’19.
“There are some pretty blatant errors in the room draw randomization process, yet numerous attempts to bring this to the administration had very little impact, especially proportional to the problem,” said Betsy Pu ’22, one of the students spearheading the petition.
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.
“It’s just shocking that this is actually something that’s happened, that somehow housing failed to randomize according to weight something, which seems like something that anyone in COS 126 could have coded up,” Natalie Collina ’19 said.
Upperclass room draw processes were not completely randomized this year, according to an email sent to the dorm-undergrads listserv by Director of Housing Dorian Johnson. Johnson wrote that $1,000 would be deducted from the 2019–20 housing fees of rising seniors directly affected by the issue and in the lower half of their class’s draw.
In an email to members, Tower Club president Aliya Somani ’20 said that the club will be implementing new safety measures, including adding code locks on other commonly used doors and additional officer protocols to secure the club after dark. In another email, she said that staff will check that the kitchen exit and other exits are locked as they leave the club.
The Council of the Princeton University Community’s (CPUC) Committee on Naming recommended the name "Rivers Way" to the Board of Trustees.
An entirely student-run coffee shop opened to large and eager crowds of students on Sunday, April 14, in the Campus Club Tap Room.