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At a special meeting held by the Graduate Student Government on May 21, GSG Vice President Christopher Catalano was heavily criticized for sending an unauthorized email supporting unionization to the gsg-global listserv. Several students called for his resignation. 

At a special meeting held by the Graduate Student Government on May 21, GSG Vice President Christopher Catalano was heavily criticized for sending an unauthorized email supporting unionization to the gsg-global listserv. Several students called for his resignation.


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Family of Elizabeth Tsurkov lobbies U. for White House action ahead of Iraqi PM state visit

The family of graduate student Elizabeth Tsurkov has called on the Biden administration to designate Iraq as a state sponsor of terror for allegedly failing to work for her release from captivity. President Joe Biden is set to welcome Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani to the White House on April 15.

The family of graduate student Elizabeth Tsurkov has called on the Biden administration to designate Iraq as a state sponsor of terror for allegedly failing to work for her release from captivity. President Joe Biden is set to welcome Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani to the White House on April 15.

NEWS | April 4

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At panel, Princeton unions look forward to recognition, focus on unity and engagement

On March 5 at 5 p.m. in Robertson 001, the Princeton Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) hosted a Labor Unions Panel with speakers from SEIU, PGSU, PUPS, and Labyrinth Books Union. The panelists discussed the importance of unity, negotiation, and unionization tactics.

On March 5 at 5 p.m. in Robertson 001, the Princeton Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) hosted a Labor Unions Panel with speakers from SEIU, PGSU, PUPS, and Labyrinth Books Union. The panelists discussed the importance of unity, negotiation, and unionization tactics.

NEWS | March 8

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Grad students organize for safe return of kidnapped colleague, Elizabeth Tsurkov

On Tuesday, March 5, a graduate student sent an email in the Free Food listserv with the subject: “not food; but please help save our colleague’s life!” The message encouraged students to send letters to Congress to bring attention to the situation of Princeton Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Tsurkov, who was kidnapped in Iraq by Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah in March 2023.

On Tuesday, March 5, a graduate student sent an email in the Free Food listserv with the subject: “not food; but please help save our colleague’s life!” The message encouraged students to send letters to Congress to bring attention to the situation of Princeton Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Tsurkov, who was kidnapped in Iraq by Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah in March 2023.

NEWS | March 8

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Plans for Frist Health Center prompt calls for graduate student center

Graduate students hope that what is currently McCosh Health Center will become a student center for graduate students once University Health Services migrates to the Frist Health Center anticipated to open in 2025. The University has not yet initiated future plans for McCosh Health Center.

Graduate students hope that what is currently McCosh Health Center will become a student center for graduate students once University Health Services migrates to the Frist Health Center anticipated to open in 2025. The University has not yet initiated future plans for McCosh Health Center.

NEWS | February 27

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Wintersession popularity soars with graduate students, free meals offered to participants

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.

NEWS | January 17

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Graduate Student Government VP election highlights fight for graduate student parity

Graduate Student Government Executive Committee elections came to a close on Dec. 26. The Daily Princetonian talked to the VP candidates about the campaign points most important to graduate students, namely, equity with the undergraduate population and improved housing and health care security. 

Graduate Student Government Executive Committee elections came to a close on Dec. 26. The Daily Princetonian talked to the VP candidates about the campaign points most important to graduate students, namely, equity with the undergraduate population and improved housing and health care security. 

NEWS | January 10

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‘DEI is broken, and everyone knows it’: Differing interpretations of DEI complicate GSG elections

After heated exchanges by graduate students over Slack complicated the contested campaign for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer position, the election closed with Caridad Estrada GS as winner. Mirroring nationwide discussions, the issue of how to interpret and implement DEI at institutions of higher learning was central to the election.

After heated exchanges by graduate students over Slack complicated the contested campaign for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer position, the election closed with Caridad Estrada GS as winner. Mirroring nationwide discussions, the interpretation and implementation of DEI at institutions of higher learning were central to the election.

NEWS | January 10

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Kidnapping of Princeton graduate student raises questions about University travel policies

After Elizabeth Tsurkov, a graduate student in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), was kidnapped in July while conducting dissertation research in Baghdad, questions have arisen about the University’s travel policies. The ‘Prince’ spoke to graduate students and University officials about the seemingly ambiguous travel approval process.

NEWS | October 13

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40 undergrads reassigned rooms after Walker Hall converted to graduate housing

University spokesperson Ahmad Rizvi wrote that "larger-than-usual numbers of graduate students renewing their housing contracts for the coming academic year contributed to the need to utilize Walker for graduate students.”

University spokesperson Ahmad Rizvi wrote that “larger-than-usual numbers of graduate students renewing their housing contracts for the coming academic year contributed to the need to utilize Walker for graduate students.”

NEWS | August 12

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Grad student kidnapped by Iraqi militia while conducting research for dissertation

Politics Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Tsurkov has been held by an Iraqi militant group since March, according to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister.

Politics Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Tsurkov has been held by an Iraqi militant group since March, according to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister.

NEWS | July 6

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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 | 05/11/2023

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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 | 04/27/2023

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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