Tag: Grad Rights

Graduate student rights group holds third annual rally

The Missouri Coalition of Graduate Workers emphasized the importance of having a recognized union for graduate students.

Maneater Long Reads: No Fun, All Joy

Students with children now face a wider range of obstacles due to the impending closure of the Student Parent Center.

Seven stories likely to make news this fall at MU

After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.

Graduate student housing to include Respect Hall, Tiger Reserve next year

The Department of Residential Life plans to assess the success of the new housing options midway through the 2016–17 year.

UM System will not recognize graduate worker union

An attorney for the UM System contacted the Coalition of Graduate Workers with the decision Friday, according to a news release.

Most Influential Students: Eric Scott and Connor Lewis

The co-chairmen of the Coalition of Graduate Workers have led the campuswide drive to unionize graduate student workers.

Most Influential Students: Jonathan Butler

Butler’s hunger strike fueled protests that led to the resignation of UM System President Tim Wolfe.

Mizzou in Review: Top five WTF moments

From a fired professor to a leaked confidential letter, MU ended up in some bizarre situations this year.

Graduate workers vote in favor of unionization

MU and UM System officials have said they will not recognize the election results.

Interactive Timeline: The Road to Unionization

Graduate workers have been working to form a union since last August.

As election approaches, tensions mount between grad students, university

In an interview with the Columbia Tribune on Friday, interim Chancellor Hank Foley said the university would not recognize the Coalition of Graduate Worker’s union authorization election being held this week.

Not an employee? My teaching record says otherwise.

As a teaching assistant, Sarah McCune argues why she should be recognized as an employee.

Graduate workers to hold union authorization election after year of administrative pushback

The UM System has retained outside counsel to help determine the employee status of graduate workers.

If Chadwick is an employee, then so are all graduate workers

The UM System cannot selectively call graduate workers employees only when it is convenient.

Maneater Long Reads: Two Years, No Progress

MU has taken few steps toward providing new graduate student housing and child care since a walkway in the University Village housing complex collapsed, and graduate students want the university to recognize their needs.

Graduate students still hope for university housing and childcare

The Task Force on the Graduate Student Experience’s report, released in December, outlines three main recommendations to improve graduate students’ quality of life.

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley delivers first-ever State of the University address

Foley: “I’m often asked if I would like to do this job and the answer is I would. I love Mizzou and I would love to do this job. But that said, that’s for you all to decide, not me.”

STORIFY: Foley promises to 'embrace the future' in State of the University address

The interim chancellor talked about raising graduate student stipends, increasing the number of MU Police Department employees and improving campus climate.

Foley guarantees graduate students at least one more year of health coverage

“We will continue to ensure that our graduate students have health insurance options competitive with our peer institutions,” Foley said in an email to graduate students and faculty Tuesday morning.

Graduate students not satisfied with task force’s solutions

A statement from the Forum Graduate Rights said the proposed solutions “would leave graduate students materially worse off” than the current plan.