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On March 2, graduate students were sent a memo from the Office of the Dean explaining the “process and timeline by which graduate student stipends are set,” and informing the graduate student body that, contrary to information announced in a tweet from the Princeton Graduate Students Union (PGSU) on Feb. 28, there is no planned $5,000 dollar stipend raise for the 2023-2024 academic year. Graduate students will be getting an approximately five percent stipend raise.
Editor’s Note: The University has clarified that the raise was approximately $2000 and was ratified before the unionization drive. Read our most recent coverage here.
A majority of the University’s more than 3,000 graduate students have signed union cards, according to Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU).
Long-spreading rumors that the University may be planning to eliminate the computer science (COS) Bachelor of Science and Engineering (B.S.E.) major have apparently made their way into tours of the engineering school. Administrators are eager to clarify that the rumor has no basis in fact.
For six minutes, a rare February tornado disrupted an otherwise placid Tuesday afternoon in Mercer County.
Over 150 graduate students, undergraduates, and post-graduate fellows rallied together with Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU) to demand fair wages and more affordable housing from the University. A flyer distributed for the event stated “power and protection for grad workers,” and promoted PGSU’s union card campaign, which makes organizing efforts an official union campaign.
At the end of Street Week 2023, 633 students were offered spots in bicker clubs, the largest bicker class this millennium. At least three of six bicker clubs had their lowest acceptance rates since at least 2001. Ivy and Tower Clubs welcomed their largest incoming classes in twenty years of analyzed data, with 87 and 141 new members, respectively.
In May, the University’s Director of Athletics was “incredibly excited” to announce a new hire for the department: Jordan “JT” Turner, who would be joining the University as the inaugural Associate Director of Athletics for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Turner’s role was intended to “create and maintain a culture of mutual respect and unity” and oversee “all aspects of DEI education and training for student-athletes, coaches and staff with Princeton Athletics,” according to a University announcement.
The University approved Chinese international students’ continuous housing requests on Dec. 5 after initially denying a number of requests for housing over winter break.
Misrach Ewunetie ’24, a junior in the Department of Sociology from Euclid, Ohio, died on Oct. 20 on Princeton University’s campus. Described by family and friends as a “precious, beautiful soul,” and a “role model, tutor, and best friend,” Ewunetie was remembered by those who knew her as a “great listener.” She was 20 years old.
During the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on Nov. 14, Nakia White Barr, the assistant vice president in the Office of the President and the secretary of the CPUC Committee on Naming, announced that the Committee is considering a proposal to remove or replace the statue of John Witherspoon.
Voting machines are down on Election Day in Mercer County “due to a printing and scanning issue with the ballots,” according to county officials. Mercer County residents can vote by completing their ballots and placing them at the top of the scanning machine in the slot where the emergency ballots are placed, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello said in a statement to NJ.com.
The University updated its policies for students seeking No Communication Orders (NCO) from August 2022 onwards.
The 2022 midterms election is fast approaching, with voting coming up next Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The University sold the majority of its stake in the Lithium Americas Corporation during the second quarter of 2022, according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings released over the summer. As of last filing, the University’s holdings in the company are around $4.5 million, down from $92 million earlier this year.
In the wake of the recent expansion in Princeton’s financial aid policy, campus community members look toward the future and the work still to be done in attracting and supporting low- and middle-income students at the University.
From Colonial to Cloister, the Class of 2026 were found roaming Prospect Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 15, the first night that eating clubs officially invited the first-year class to attend parties on “the Street.”
Thirty people from the Princeton area became naturalized citizens of the United States as they took the Oath of Allegiance in the Arthur Lewis Auditorium at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) this week.
Beginning Sept. 12, late meal allowances for students will increase to nine dollars each for lunch and dinner, up from an allowance of eight dollars per meal. In an email to The Daily Princetonian, University Director of Retail & Catering Cristian Vasquez said that the change meant that “students can order an entrée from any station,” including a fountain beverage, and stay within the allowance.
Princeton University found allegations of research misconduct against Princeton Gerrymandering Project (PGP) Director and neuroscience professor Sam Wang to be “without merit,” a University spokesperson told The Daily Princetonian. The University has officially completed and closed all internal investigations regarding Wang, the spokesperson said.