We’re excited to announce that Northwestern’s administration has repealed the technology fee they imposed earlier in the year on international students and will refund those who have already been charged.

This victory was the result of continued pressure from NUGW and a broad coalition of international students and their allies. We took a stand against an unfair decision that was made without the input of those whom it affected. We refused to be divided by nationality and visa status, and because we took collective action, we won.

However, while we prevailed on this issue, international student workers continue to face a variety of pressures and obstacles during their time at Northwestern. NUGW will continue to advocate for and stand in solidarity with international student workers and international student organizations.