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Graduate School

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42 percent of graduate students have registered for at least one Wintersession offering this year, with enrollment expected to rise. Wintersession began this week and ends Jan. 28.

42 percent of graduate students have registered for at least one Wintersession offering this year, with enrollment expected to rise. Wintersession began this week and ends Jan. 28.


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Union election months away as PGSU considers seeking voluntary recognition

PGSU will first consider seeking voluntary recognition from the University instead of an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The union has not yet reached out to the University.

PGSU will first consider seeking voluntary recognition from the University instead of an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The union has not yet reached out to the University.

NEWS | May 11

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‘Research is me-search’: Students investigate high rates of depression among grad students

A group of University graduate students are conducting a study on graduate student mental health (GSMH) at Princeton. The GSMH project started in 2017 by a group of graduate students in the psychology department, led by recent graduate and founder Abigail Hoskin. 

A group of University graduate students are conducting a study on graduate student mental health (GSMH) at Princeton. The GSMH project started in 2017 by a group of graduate students in the psychology department, led by recent graduate and founder Abigail Hoskin. 

NEWS | April 27

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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 | April 26

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Amid unionization uncertainty, Princeton Graduate Students United took on broader activism

Amid a growing effort toward graduate student unionization this semester, The Daily Princetonian looks back at the Princeton Graduate Students United, formed in 2016.

Amid a growing effort toward graduate student unionization this semester, The Daily Princetonian looks back at the Princeton Graduate Students United, formed in 2016.

NEWS | April 13

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Despite strong unionization push, hesitation remains for some graduate students

“I don’t need the union, because I feel like Princeton is meeting all my needs,” one graduate student told the ‘Prince.’ Others reported frustration with union leadership and cited divergent interests between students in STEM and the humanities as deterring factors for joining the unionization push.  

“I don’t need the union, because I feel like Princeton is meeting all my needs,” one graduate student told the ‘Prince.’ Others reported frustration with union leadership and cited divergent interests between students in STEM and the humanities as deterring factors for joining the unionization push.  

NEWS | March 30

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Graduate School dean talks unionization, cites existing engagement with students

In light of recent unionization efforts from Princeton Graduate Students United and increased pressure on University administration to address them, The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean of the Graduate School Rodney Priestley on Wednesday, March 8 to discuss unionization and the Graduate School’s institutional response.  

In light of recent unionization efforts from Princeton Graduate Students United and increased pressure on University administration to address them, The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean of the Graduate School Rodney Priestley on Wednesday, March 8 to discuss unionization and the Graduate School’s institutional response.   

NEWS | March 10

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University corrects PGSU tweet, clarifies smaller raise ratified before unionization drive

The memo explained the process behind stipend hikes and noted that Princeton has increased graduate student stipends for 20 years in a row. 

The memo explained the process behind stipend hikes and noted that Princeton has increased graduate student stipends for 20 years in a row. 

NEWS | March 3

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Majority of graduate students have signed union cards nine days after rally

Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU) announced on Friday that a majority of graduate students had signed union cards, an important step in the union obtaining certification from the National Labor Relations Board.

Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU) announced on Friday that a majority of graduate students had signed union cards, an important step in the union obtaining certification from the National Labor Relations Board. 

NEWS | February 24

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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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Princeton French & Francophone Society revived amid growing student interest after 7-year hiatus

Graduate student leaders Yassine Ait Ali and Sophie Chopin emphasized the club’s desire to bring students together with respect to diversity and inclusion, as well as to welcome those with all levels of French-speaking ability and knowledge of French and Francophone culture.

Graduate student leaders Yassine Ait Ali and Sophie Chopin emphasized the club’s desire to bring students together with respect to diversity and inclusion, as well as to welcome those with all levels of French-speaking ability and knowledge of French and Francophone culture.

NEWS | 10/27/2022

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Podcast | What can vocal marmosets tell us about human development?

In this episode of The Highlights, show host Thiago Tarraf Varella discusses his research on pre linguistic vocal learning in marmosets, and what this can tell us about human vocal development.

In this episode of The Highlights, show host Thiago Tarraf Varella discusses his research on pre-linguistic vocal learning in marmosets, and what this can tell us about human vocal development. 

PODCAST | 04/04/2022

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Rodney Priestley named next Dean of Graduate School

Rodney Priestley, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and vice dean for innovation, has been named the next dean of Princeton’s Graduate School.

Rodney Priestley, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and vice dean for innovation, has been named the next dean of Princeton’s Graduate School.

NEWS | 03/09/2022