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Postdocs move towards first academic union on campus

Following an announcement of their intent to file a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to form a union, Princeton University Postdocs and Scholars (PUPS) delivered a letter to Nassau Hall, requesting that the University remain impartial during the election to unionize. This would make PUPS the first academic union on Princeton’s campus to formally seek an election.

Following an announcement of their intent to file a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to form a union, Princeton University Postdocs and Scholars (PUPS) delivered a letter to Nassau Hall, requesting that the University remain impartial during the election to unionize. This would make PUPS the first academic union on Princeton’s campus to formally seek an election.

NEWS | April 1

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Climate organizers on campus rebrand from ‘Divest Princeton’ to ‘Sunrise Princeton’

Student climate organizers, formerly known as Divest Princeton, marked their official re-affiliation as Sunrise Princeton with a launch event on Saturday.

Student climate organizers, formerly known as Divest Princeton, marked their official re-affiliation as Sunrise Princeton with a launch event on Saturday.

NEWS | February 22

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Pro-Palestinian protestors gather outside Nassau Hall to call for ceasefire

Last Friday, attendees of a pro-Palestine walkout in front of Nassau Hall continued calls for a ceasefire and for the University to divest its endowment from companies associated with Israel’s ongoing military campaign.

Last Friday, attendees of a pro-Palestine walkout in front of Nassau Hall continued calls for a ceasefire and for the University to divest its endowment from companies associated with Israel’s ongoing military campaign.

NEWS | February 12

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Students weigh impact of national focus on campus activism surrounding Israel and Palestine

After a semester of national focus on student views on the conflict in Israel and Gaza, student leaders weigh the impacts of the high-profile national coverage, which included an invitation to one student leader to participate in a CNN televised debate on the conflict and its impact on college campuses.

After a semester of national focus on student views on the conflict in Israel and Gaza, student leaders weigh the impacts of the high-profile national coverage, which included an invitation to one student leader to participate in a CNN televised debate on the conflict and its impact on college campuses.

NEWS | December 20

People stand in front of Nassau Hall in protest. Some hold up signs saying "Divest" and "None of us is free until all of us are free." Surrounding Nassau Hall is a white crowd-control barricade with photographers behind it.

About 120 rally to kick off sixth push for Israel divestment in past 20 years

The petition also calls on the University to develop affiliations with Palestinian “academic and cultural” institutions, while disassociating from corresponding Israeli institutions.

The petition also calls on the University to develop affiliations with Palestinian “academic and cultural” institutions, while disassociating from corresponding Israeli institutions.

NEWS | December 4

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Hundreds participate in walkout in support of Palestine, dozens join counterprotest

Amid a day of walkouts across college campuses nationwide, hundreds of students gathered to rally in solidarity with Palestine on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Amidst a day of walkouts across college campuses nationwide, hundreds of students gathered to rally in solidarity with Palestine on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

NEWS | October 26

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Fall break caps week of prayer and mourning for Israel and Palestine

In the week preceding fall break on campus, students mourned the dead and displaced at a major event held by the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) and Princeton Chabad, and smaller events by Princeton Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Alliance for Jewish Progressives (AJP).

In the week preceding fall break on campus, students mourned the dead and displaced at a major event held by the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) and Princeton Chabad, and smaller events by Princeton Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Alliance for Jewish Progressives (AJP).

NEWS | October 24

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Growing Armenian community mourns Nagorno-Karabakh exodus in campus vigil

At a vigil organized by the Princeton Armenian Society, community members gathered to commemorate the lives of indigenous Armenians that have been lost as part of Azerbaijan’s recent move to forcibly reclaim an contested region.

At a vigil organized by the Princeton Armenian Society, community members gathered to commemorate the lives of indigenous Armenians that have been lost as part of Azerbaijan’s recent move to forcibly reclaim an contested region.

NEWS | October 20

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Workers and students rally over employees’ lack of support from University

Princeton students joined campus workers this past Thursday in voicing concerns over employees’ inadequate wages, restriction on speech, and lack of support from the University. The event was held by YDSA and supported by SEIU-175, with remarks from SEIU president Jeff Coley, PGSU, and several union members. 

Princeton students joined campus workers this past Thursday in voicing concerns over employees’ inadequate wages, restriction on speech, and lack of support from the University. The event was held by YDSA and supported by SEIU-175, with remarks from SEIU president Jeff Coley, PGSU, and several union members. 

NEWS | September 25

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Jumbotron truck funded by an external activists targets student group over ‘Right to Maim’ petition

On Sept. 19, a truck with a mounted screen was spotted driving around campus and downtown Princeton, flashing slides with images and messaging targeting the University, President Eisgruber, and the Alliance for Jewish Progressives (AJP). The Jewish Leadership Project (JLP), an independent organization, has claimed responsibility for the truck and messages.

On Sept. 19, a truck with a mounted screen was spotted driving around campus and downtown Princeton, flashing slides with images and messaging targeting the University, President Eisgruber, and the Alliance for Jewish Progressives (AJP). The Jewish Leadership Project (JLP), an independent organization, has claimed responsibility for the truck and messages.

NEWS | September 21

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Free speech coordinators monitor as students hold ‘die-in’ outside BP conference

Around 30 members of Divest Princeton organized a “die-in” at the annual conference between members of the oil and gas companies Carbon Mitigation Initiative and British Petroleum.

Around 30 members of Divest Princeton organized a “die-in” at the annual conference between members of the oil and gas companies Carbon Mitigation Initiative and British Petroleum.

NEWS | 05/08/2023

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Unidad Latina en Acción, University groups rally for May Day as labor efforts proceed on campus

“Around 150 Mercer County area residents and workers, as well as University students and staff gathered with picket signs, banners, and megaphones, demanding equal rights for workers and migrant workers in the local Princeton and New Jersey community on May 1.”

“Around 150 Mercer County area residents and workers, as well as University students and staff gathered with picket signs, banners, and megaphones, demanding equal rights for workers and migrant workers in the local Princeton and New Jersey community on May 1. The event was held as an annual demonstration in recognition of International Workers’ Day, otherwise known as  May Day.”

NEWS | 05/03/2023

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Princeton grad students support employee strikes and protests at Rutgers

Contract negotiations continue between union members and administrators at Rutgers University, after a nine-day strike was suspended last week. While Princeton and Rutgers have historically rivaled, shared objectives between the universities’ unionized groups have now brought those calling for change together.

Contract negotiations continue between union members and administrators at Rutgers University, after a nine-day strike was suspended last week. While Princeton and Rutgers have historically rivaled, shared objectives between the universities’ unionized groups have now brought those calling for change together. 

NEWS | 04/26/2023

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Over 150 people rally with PGSU to support next steps in union campaign

Graduate students, along with undergraduates and post-graduate students, gathered together with Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU) to demand fair wages and better working conditions from the University.  PGSU also began their union card campaign, which makes organizing efforts an official union campaign. 

Graduate students, along with undergraduates and post-graduate students, gathered together with Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU) to demand fair wages from the University. PGSU also began its union card campaign, which makes organizing efforts an official union campaign. 

NEWS | 02/16/2023

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Students announce donation campaign for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Following two earthquakes — one at 7.8 magnitude and one at 7.6 magnitude — in Syria and Turkey, students have begun a donation campaign for survivors of the tragedy. Student leaders in the Turkish Student Association (TSA) emphasized the importance of a quick distribution of resources.

Following two earthquakes — one at 7.8 magnitude and one at 7.6 magnitude — in Syria and Turkey, students have begun a donation campaign for survivors of the tragedy. Student leaders in the Turkish Student Association (TSA) emphasized the importance of a quick distribution of resources.

NEWS | 02/09/2023

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Roughly a dozen Divest Princeton protesters push for ‘complete dissociation’ from fossil fuel companies

Four months after the University announced its plans to dissociate from 90 public fossil fuel companies, Divest Princeton held a demonstration in front of Blair Arch on Feb. 3, calling on the University to fully divest from fossil fuel companies and cut research funded by fossil fuel companies.

Four months after the University announced its plans to dissociate from 90 public fossil fuel companies, Divest Princeton held a demonstration in front of Blair Arch on Feb. 3, calling on the University to fully divest from fossil fuel companies and cut research funded by fossil fuel companies.

NEWS | 02/06/2023

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University announces increased minimum salary for postdocs, postdocs say it’s not enough

Fifty postdoctoral researchers marched to Nassau Hall on Sunday, delivering a letter with demands for increased support from the University. The document, backed by 400 signatories, was issued in response to the University’s recent announcement to increase minimum salaries to $65,000 a year — a figure that fell short of the postdocs’ request in a petition from January.

Fifty postdoctoral researchers marched to Nassau Hall on Sunday, delivering a letter with demands for increased support from the University. The document, backed by 400 signatories, was issued in response to the University’s recent announcement to increase minimum salaries to $65,000 a year — a figure that fell short of postdocs’ request in a petition from January.

NEWS | 01/31/2023

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‘Justice for Tyre’ march draws members of Princeton community

Princeton community members gathered in Palmer Square on Jan. 29, after body cam footage of Tyre Nichols’ killing was released. The event, hosted by Princeton Mutual Aid, included speakers, moments of silence, and a march through town in protest of police brutality.  

Princeton community members gathered in Palmer Square on Jan. 29, after body cam footage of Tyre Nichols’ killing was released. The event, hosted by Princeton Mutual Aid, included speakers, moments of silence, and a march through town in protest of police brutality.  

NEWS | 01/30/2023