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.