Topic: Graduate students

SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

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SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

November 8, 2018 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council received updates on unionization and re-elected President Alastair Tulloch GS and Vice President of Advocacy D’Ondre Swails GS at its third general body meeting of the semester. The council also filled all other board positions and listened to grievance procedure revisions.

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

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Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Being a graduate student is tough. Students enrolled in Brown’s master’s, doctoral and pre-professional programs spend as many as six years conducting research, procuring funding and support for that research, teaching undergraduates and writing dissertations.

An election on graduate student unionization will be held within 15 business days of the filing. SUGSE and AFT believe a majority of eligible graduate students will support unionization.

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SUGSE, AFT to file election petition

October 14, 2018 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the American Federation of Teachers notified the University of their intention to file an election petition for graduate student unionization, according to an Oct. 11 AFT press release.

The GSC also voted to approve a slightly larger budget for this fall compared to last fall at the Graduate Student Lounge on Wednesday.

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Grad Student Council opens fall semester

September 5, 2018 0 comments

At its first general body meeting of the semester, the Graduate Student Council updated academic department representatives on new initiatives such as a revamped grievance procedure and a distinguished speaker series.

Graduate students gathered to ask the University to approve a pre-election agreement that would include master’s students in the unionizing process.

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Grad students rally for election vote

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and Brown Student Labor Alliance held a rally Wednesday afternoon on the Main Green, asking the University to approve a pre-election agreement that would lead to an election on unionization.

Prabhdeep Kehal GS and Cadence Willse GS are participating in a two-year program through the Swearer Center for Public Service to understand sustainable relationships between the University and the community.

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Swearer Center fellowship focuses on community engagement

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Cadence Willse GS and Prabhdeep Kehal GS are the first graduate fellows to join the Swearer Center for Public Service’s new two-year program in Community Engaged Scholarship.

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University hopes to increase time for faculty research

March 6, 2018 0 comments

At yesterday’s faculty meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 proposed that the University increase support for graduate students and free faculty of some administrative duties to allow them to focus on their research and scholarship.

SUGSE fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization

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SUGSE fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization

February 2, 2018 0 comments

The University and graduate students have not yet been able to reach a decision on union pre-elections, according to Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees.

University evaluates potential effects of tax plan

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University evaluates potential effects of tax plan

November 19, 2017 0 comments

The House passed a tax bill that would impact the income from the endowment, the tuition assistance program for employees and graduate student tax rates.

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Admin. contests SUGSE’s influence on grad student benefits

April 11, 2017 0 comments

Graduate students feel that despite the University’s official stance, a current of discouragement toward unionization underlies its communication with them.