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“The question of the day was who was pepper-spraying who?” he said. McElwee interviewed several counter protesters who were pepper-sprayed, implying that pepper spray had been used by the white nationalist protesters, but he stressed that he couldn’t be certain.
Members of the Princeton Citizen Scientists find the lack of American lawmakers with science backgrounds shocking, so on May 1, the group traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for evidence-based policymaking and met with 22 legislators or their staffers.
On April 20, 2017, the Princeton Unionization Information Committee gave their first presentation advising against unionizing with the American Federation of Teachers. Around two dozen people attended the meeting.
At noon in Palmer Square, a lone guitarist stood next to an anti-war sign to protest the U.S. missile attack on Syria.
Last summer University students went to the front lines and reported on an ongoing story — the refugee crisis in Greece.
On Monday night, four panelists from NYU and Rutgers shared their experience with higher education unions and encouraged University graduate students to unionize.Last October, graduate students voted to affiliate their union, Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU), with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Now, PGSU organizers are holding meetings and events to gather feedback on the union’s potential future. This will involve whether they continue with the process of unionization by holding elections for representatives, gaining recognition from the University, and negotiating a contract.
From interpretive dances to think pieces to social experiments, the annual on-campus performances of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues has always generated plentiful feedback from University students.
Basketball forward Stephen Cook ’17 has always looked up to college basketball players. Now that he is filling such a role himself, he is working to give back.
Solveig Gold, ‘17, and Marisa Salazar, ‘17, were named co-winners of the 2017 Moses Tyler Pyne Honor Prize Feb. 16, the highest general honor awarded to undergraduates by the University.
"Understanding the revolution is further complicated by the fact that Fidel Castro was a polarizing figure, so not only is he leading the extremely polarizing historical process of the revolution, but within that, he’s an extremely polarizing figure," López-Denis said. "You need to move away from the polarizing elements to understand the revolution’s complexity.”
The University Student Life Committee unanimously passed a proposal on Wednesday to expand gender-neutral housing on campus. Previously only dorms with at least one more room than the number of inhabitants were gender-neutral, making only ten percent of undergraduate housing gender neutral.
At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, more than forty students gathered outside Frist Campus center to support the gender neutral housing proposal that the University Student Life Committee will vote on tomorrow.
On Nov. 30, the University Student Life Committee will vote on a new policy proposal submitted by the Gender-Inclusive Housing Working Group that would increase the availability of gender-neutral housing.The proposal is especially intended to help transgender and nonbinary students find housing where they feel safe and comfortable.
Throughout the 2016 presidential election, many University students of every political creed have worked to further their ideals, whether alone, as a part of an on-campus organization, or on social media.Since this past August, the Princeton College Republicans have taken a neutral stance on Republican nominee Donald Trump.
On Oct. 18, University graduate students gathered in McCosh 62 and voted to affiliate the emergent Princeton Graduate Student Union with the American Federation of Teachers, a national union specializing in education.
The Graduate School announced a sixth-year funding program called the Dean’s Completion Fellowship on Oct.
More than sixty University graduate students gathered to discuss whether they should unionize, and if so which organization to affiliate with, in a town hall meetingOct.
On Oct. 10 at noon, nearly 20 students gathered outside Stanhope Hall in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe movement currently working to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Among those who met outside Stanhope Hall were members of the Graduate Women of Color Caucus, the Black Graduate Caucus, and Natives at Princeton.
A new University committee is hosting a series of focus groups to generate student input on meal plans and dining options on campus in an effort to recommend more efficient and more flexible options that best suit the University’s diverse student body.The Princeton University Board Plan Review Committee was created last semester as an extension of the University’s strategic planning process and the strategic planning task force on the residential college model.
After the Aug. 23 ruling from the National Labor Relations Board allowing graduate students to form unions on private university campuses, the Graduate Student Government organized a Unionization Fact Finding Committee to provide answers to questions graduate students might have about the possibility of unionizing.“We’re trying to show students exactly what unionizing means,” Daniel Vitek, chair of the committee, said.Vitek is also the Academic Affairs chair of the GSG.While the GSG is constitutionally bound not to encourage graduate student unionization, Vitek noted, it has focused on providing impartial information on the issue of unionization for students interested in the issue.“We’re not unionizing, we’re fact-finding,” he said.Vitek added that there’s “not a lot of institutional knowledge among our peer private institutions about how do you go about unionizing.”The committee will conduct an impartial research on the relevant questions and compile the results into a report before the end of fall semester.