GRADUATE STUDENTS voted Oct. 18 to affiliate Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU), a group working to unionize grad students on campus, with the American Federation of Teachers. The vote was 124 for the AFT, 16 for the Service Employees International Union, and 22 abstentions. David Walsh, a third-year student in the history department and a PGSU representative, said the group plans to continue reaching out to grad students about the impact union representation would have.
Affiliation with a labor union is a preliminary step toward a possible unionization vote, which requires signed authorization cards from at least 30 percent of the potential bargaining-unit members.
IN MEMORIAM: MICHAEL DANIELSON *62, professor emeritus of politics and public affairs, died Sept. 22 in Princeton. He was 82. Danielson joined the faculty in 1962 and transferred to emeritus status in 2005. His research focused on urban policy and planning, with an emphasis in the politics of economic development. Danielson served as chair of the politics department and associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School.