Graduate students organize national walkout


As part of a planned, nationwide walkout and rally, many grad students at the University of DE did not attend classes Wednesday.

"We won't be able to stay here if that tax reform bill passes", Young continued. "We already don't get paid a livable wage - and as someone who is a first-generation college student, I already came into graduate school with tens of thousands of dollars of debt from undergrad".

The "work-in" that was held today was meant to be a rally "where graduate students can read, or grade, or do any kind of work to demonstrate how vital our work is the Penn community", GET-UP wrote on a website publicizing the event.

Rally against tax hikes on students! After, they headed inside together for the silent work-in.

"It'd be nearly a third of your tuition", she said.

Those marching said the tax plan would sharply increase graduate students' tax burden and called on the University of Minnesota to address current graduate student conditions.

The waivers were also fairly evenly split between faculty members and other college employees, system data shows.

"The University welcomes conversations with students regarding how the University can better support them and improve the graduate student experience at the U of M".

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Losing us would not only decrease research productivity and revenue, but it would also eliminate one of the reasons that many undergraduates and master's students choose to commit to Georgetown in the first place. That bill could be up for a vote as soon as this week.

In the next few minutes, almost all students dialed the number on their phones.

Another provision would deal a blow to graduate students who now depend on tuition waivers to earn their degrees.

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The provisions of the bill would result in an estimated 145,000 graduate students across the country facing higher taxes.

"I'm a first-generation college student, so my family doesn't exactly have the money to keep sending me to graduate school or anything", Butler said. At the event, students could sign a petition to Gutmann that puts these demands in writing.

Graduate students also conduct research that contributes to Georgetown's status as a Research I global center for scholarly research. Members of the department ensured her that there would be no ramifications for students to participate, information which she then passed on to other departments and while contacting members of the Rutgers Union.

Single students would see the largest increase in Total Taxes Owed (TTO) when tuition is considered taxable (under the House version of H.R. 1).

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"Worst case scenario, college is not an option for my sister [who is now in first grade]", she said.

At Ohio State on Wednesday, graduate students held a teach-in at the student union where they explained how the bill would affect teaching and research assistants. The new Tax Plan provides no federal assistance for any further student financial aid, starting in 2018.

"My mother works in the supermarket and my father is dead", Bartles-Swindells said. "The only way I can do a Ph.D program is if I get a tuition waiver and stipend".

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We also collaborate very often with other campus governments such as Boulder Faculty Assembly, Staff Council and CU Student Government. But because the center is affiliated with Penn, a 501C3 nonprofit organization, the center is not allowed to express political opinions.

"It would essentially push graduate programs back to a 19th-century model of higher education in which only the rich could go on to higher education", Brown said.