Support for the campaign to form Latinx Studies and Asian American Studies Departments at Northwestern

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We, Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW), endorse the Latinx Asian American Collective’s endeavor to establish Latinx Studies and Asian American Studies Departments at Northwestern University. We call upon all graduate workers to express their solidarity for this endeavor by signing the Collective’s petition and by partnering with organizations who have likewise endorsed this endeavor. We…

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NUGW Stands in Solidarity With Trans* Students

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On October 21, the New York Times reported that a memo written by the Department of Health and Human Services sought to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, stating, “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identified by or before birth.” It further clarified, “The sex listed…

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NUGW Winter Social

Come out from the cold and take a break from the stress of work at NUGW’s winter quarter social! RSVP through our Facebook event or by emailing nugradworkers@gmail.com NUGW Winter SocialWednesday, February 6thCeltic Knot Public House5PM – 7PM

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Work-In: Making Grad Labor Visible

The work we do as graduate workers is often invisible. And yet, the university could not run without it. Join NUGW for a work-in, where we’ll make our invisible work visible by working together in a public place. It’s an opportunity to get to know people from other departments, mix up your routine, and get…

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Interdisciplinary Assistantships

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On May 10, graduate workers in the humanities and social sciences received an email from Dean Woodruff regarding eligibility requirements for TGS-funded interdisciplinary graduate assistantships. According to the email, TGS will no longer approve these assistantships for students beyond their fifth year. This policy and its abrupt enforcement put many graduate workers in a precarious…

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DMA Continuation Fees

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Thanks to the hard work and organizing efforts of the Doctor of Musical Arts candidates and their colleagues at the Bienen School of Music, the fee structure for the Doctor of Musical Arts program will now be reduced to be equitable and competitive with Northwestern’s peer institutions. The reduction of these fees will help alleviate…

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#FullFive

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UPDATE: We won! TGS announced that going forward all PhD students will be guaranteed five full years of guaranteed funding. Thank you to the hundreds of people who signed our petition and contributed powerful testimonials, you made this victory possible! Currently, not all Northwestern University graduate students are funded five full years, even though over…

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