Northwestern University Graduate Workers Letter Expressing COVID-19 Concerns for STEM Graduate Researchers

Covid-19 demands for STEM workers

July 27th, 2020 Dear President Morton Schapiro, Vice President and General Counsel Stephanie Graham, Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty, Interim Dean Kelly Mayo, Vice President for Student Affairs Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Vice President for Research Milan Mrksich, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer Luke Figora, Director of Environmental Health & Safety Gwen Butler:…

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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Statement on Milestone Extension

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July 9th, 2020 Earlier today, July 9, 2020, Interim Dean of TGS Kelly Mayo announced that in response to COVID-19, TGS would automatically extend the milestones of all graduate students by one year but explicitly declined to grant a one-year funding extension to all graduate students.  This policy change is completely insufficient to meet the…

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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Statement on ICE Modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program

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July 6, 2020 U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has just announced that international students with F-1 and M-1 visas taking a fully online course load must leave the United States or else face deportation. This unconscionable and draconian policy affects nearly ⅓ of the Northwestern’s graduate student population and nearly ¼ of its entire…

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NUCNC March + Teach-in – Fri. 10/30 @ 3pm

If you’re in town, we hope you’ll join us this Friday, October 30 at 3PM CT in Evanston. We’re teaming up with NU Community Not Cops to host a march and teach in.  Follow @copsoutofnu on Twitter for updates on the march + teach in location.

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Northwestern University Graduate Sick-Out Demands

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Northwestern University must meet the following demands: Funding: Provide a universal one year funding extension to all currently enrolled students; extend all time-to-degree deadlines by one year; and guarantee six years of funding for all graduate students entering Northwestern in Fall 2020 or after. Remove all eligibility restrictions on GA-ships and remove limits on the…

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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Statement Regarding COVID-19

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Northwestern faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students: You can show support by signing this document here. Dear President Schapiro, Dean Woodruff, Provost Holloway, Members of the Northwestern Board of Trustees, Deans, and Administrative Officials of Northwestern University, Over the past few weeks, Northwestern University was forced to drastically reorganize its operations in response to the…

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Fall 2020 General Membership Meeting – Wed. 09/30 @ 5pm

Please RSVP here for the meeting on Wednesday, September 30 at 5PM CT.  We will follow up with a zoom link in a separate email! Join us to learn more about what we’ve been up to since the spring quarter and what we have planned moving forward. This is a chance for members to get up to date…

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Spring General Membership Meeting

Join NUGW online for our Spring General Membership Meeting! This quarter has already been radically upended by COVID-19, and in times of crises it is especially important for us to come together and stand up for what we need as graduate workers. We will discuss recent developments such as the petition and impact statement, and…

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Healthcare

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This year, members of NUGW have had hundreds of conversations with you, our colleagues. Based on your feedback, it’s clear that Northwestern’s student healthcare plan does not meet our needs. Some of you have paid out of pocket for MRIs or have faced high premiums to add spouses and children to your insurance policy. Furthermore,…

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