The GSG bill calls on the university to issue a statement in support of graduate students with COVID-19 vaccine side effects.
“But it’s clear that this is not just a University of Maryland issue. This is a housing issue in America.”
This is the ninth year that a collective bargaining bill has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly.
Grad students are already mistreated. Refusing fair parental accommodations is just cruel.
The legislation stems from an open letter about the physics department's marginalization of Black students.
So far, 160 UMD students have defended their dissertations virtually.
They can opt to receive normal letter grades, though, just like undergraduate students.
They're lobbying for unionization rights for graduate workers at this university.
In the era of Trump's travel ban, and heightened tensions with Iran, background checks can be a struggle for Iranian students seeking jobs.
“I don’t think we need to keep waiting,” one student said.