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Courtesy of Zhilei Zhao

In this episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab at Princeton. We discuss his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against insect-borne illnesses.

In this episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab at Princeton. We discuss his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against insect-borne illnesses.


The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Graduate students, U. react to proposed DHS rule limiting student visas

“By taking their talent, labour and research agendas to US universities, international students contribute to the research output of the US and to its global reputation for educational excellence,” Gordon-Smith wrote. 

In an interview with the ‘Prince,’ PGSU expressed hopes that “the University steps up … not just rhetorically but materially” to “support international students right now, not by further marginalizing them or making this out to be an issue that can be dealt with through rhetoric, through emails and through statements, but by actually making this type of concrete commitment that treats international students as an equally integral part of this community as domestic students.”

NEWS | October 14

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Dept. of Religion and PIPS suspend graduate school admissions for 2021

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

NEWS | 09/23/2020

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Graduate students hold signs reading “Vote Yes on DEI” in February.
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Graduate students demonstrate as WWS faculty deliberate on diversity requirement

The program would require students to complete one half-term course related to diversity and inclusion from a list pre-authorized by administrators. The proposal takes inspiration from the newly announced Culture and Difference distribution requirement for undergraduate students, which will commence with the Class of 2024 this fall.  

NEWS | 02/26/2020

Cory and Kristin Isaacs with family.
Photo Courtesy of Grace Johnson

Despite increases in aid for students with children, some say it’s not enough

“When I think about GCAP, I think, ‘Gosh, am I looking a gift horse in the mouth?’ All of this is an extreme privilege,” said Kristin Isaacs, the wife of Cory Isaacs, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Woodrow Wilson School. “I want to be thankful and I am thankful, but it’s just not enough.”

NEWS | 02/17/2020