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Topic: Graduate students

Bargaining Committee members unsatisfied with 2.5 percent increase offered by the University.

News, University News

Seeking wage increase, over 80 attend GLO community forum

April 18, 2021 1 comment

“Raises, Rights & Respect,” read many of the Zoom backgrounds of the more than 80 graduate student workers and community members who attended the Graduate Labor Organization’s virtual bargaining room packing during negotiations with the University April 15.

Graduate Students face declining job prospects amid COVID-19-related restraints on faculty and staff hiring at United States universities.

News, University News

Graduate students face bleak job market among nationwide university hiring freezes

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Graduate student job prospects have declined after universities across the United States implemented staff and faculty hiring freezes following financial constraints triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GSC elects 2021 executive board leadership

News, University News

GSC elects 2021 executive board leadership

November 5, 2020 0 comments

At its monthly general body meeting Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council elected its new executive board of leadership for 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the election took place over Zoom through the use of the webinar polling function. 

The 2020 presidential election highlights two diverging visions for the country and for higher eduction policy.

News, University News

Undetermined election outcome leaves higher education policies uncertain

November 5, 2020 1 comment

While current presidential election results project a potential win for the Biden administration, the lingering possibility of President Trump’s reelection leaves the future of higher education in the United States at the precipice of two very different administrations. 

Graduate student protesters marched into University Hall chanting “contract” as they delivered letters to Paxson’s office.

News, University News

Grad students rally for improved benefits

November 20, 2019 1 comment

Graduate students rallied on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Tuesday to reiterate demands for a union contract that would improve benefits for graduate student workers before delivering a book of letters from community members to the office of President Christina Paxson P’19.

University graduate students gathered on the steps of Campus Center Thursday. The group protested a proposed ruling that would give private universities the power to not recognize graduate student unions.

University News

Grad students protest proposed NLRB rule

October 4, 2019 2 comments

“Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, the Union makes us strong,” graduate students sang  in support of unionization at the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Grad students and community members participated in a rally midday Thursday, many donning blue “Union Strong” T-shirts.

Letter: University is taking steps to continue to support graduate students of color

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: University is taking steps to continue to support graduate students of color

March 20, 2019 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: Brown’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan emphasizes the University’s commitment to strengthening the diversity of our community by recruiting students, faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups to campus.

SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

News, University News

SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

November 8, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 1 comment

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.

News, University News

SUGSE, AFT to file election petition

October 14, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.