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Seven stories likely to make news this fall at MU

By Claire Mitzel | Aug. 17, 2016

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

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

By Kyra Haas | June 8, 2016

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

By Kyra Haas | May 6, 2016

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

Mizzou in Review: Top five WTF moments

Mizzou in Review: Top five WTF moments

By Taylor Blatchford | May 3, 2016

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

Most Influential Students: Eric Scott and Connor Lewis

Most Influential Students: Eric Scott and Connor Lewis

By Kyra Haas | May 3, 2016

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

Most Influential Students: Jonathan Butler

Most Influential Students: Jonathan Butler

By Thomas Oide | May 3, 2016

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

Graduate workers vote in favor of unionization

Graduate workers vote in favor of unionization

By Kyra Haas | April 19, 2016

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

Interactive Timeline: The Road to Unionization

Interactive Timeline: The Road to Unionization

By Taylor Blatchford | April 18, 2016

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

As election approaches, tensions mount between grad students, university

As election approaches, tensions mount between grad students, university

By Kyra Haas | April 17, 2016

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.

Letter to the Editor: Not an employee? My teaching record says otherwise.

By Sarah Lirley McCune | April 13, 2016

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

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

By Kyra Haas | April 12, 2016

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

Editorial: 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

Maneater Long Reads: Two Years, No Progress

By Claire Mitzel and Kyra Haas | Feb. 22, 2016

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

By Kyra Haas | Jan. 29, 2016

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

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

By Alyssa Bessasparis | Jan. 27, 2016

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

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

By George Roberson and Taylor Blatchford | Jan. 27, 2016

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

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

By Kyra Haas | Jan. 19, 2016

“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

Graduate students not satisfied with task force’s solutions

By Bri Considine | Dec. 21, 2015

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

Letter to the Editor: Labor rights can work alongside a free press

By Connor Lewis | Dec. 1, 2015

Journalism graduate students shouldn’t be afraid to unionize.

Students bring hopes for campus improvement to curators’ listening session

By Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 20, 2015

“Racism at the University of Missouri will not be a simple fix,” student Danielle Walker said.

Graduate students walk out to rally for rights

Graduate students walk out to rally for rights

By Alycia Washington and Lauren Wortman | Nov. 10, 2015

Eric Scott from Coalition of Graduate Workers: “A few personnel changes do not change the fundamental problems of this university.”

Forum on Graduate Rights announces two-day walkout

By Hannah Black | Nov. 8, 2015

The walkouts, planned for Monday and Tuesday, will protest what the Forum says is “business as usual” from the administration.

In Print: English department vote highlights faculty dissatisfaction

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 5, 2015

The English department took the vote Tuesday.

Interactive Timeline: A Historic Fall at MU

Interactive Timeline: A Historic Fall at MU

By Taylor Blatchford and Tessa Weinberg | Nov. 5, 2015

From race relations to graduate student rights to Planned Parenthood, MU has been through a lot so far this semester.

MU fails to fully meet students' demands

By Tessa Weinberg | Nov. 4, 2015

Despite granting health insurance to graduate students for a year, MU still has yet to respond to countless other demands by student groups.

STORIFY: Students demand Wolfe's resignation

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Nov. 3, 2015

Here's how campus responded to one student's hunger strike.

Students camp out in support of #MizzouHungerStrike

Students camp out in support of #MizzouHungerStrike

By Thomas Oide | Nov. 3, 2015

Wolfe responded to the hunger strike in a statement released Tuesday.

Column: We cannot sit idly by while our fellow students are being exploited

By Madison Conte | Oct. 14, 2015

Our graduate students are being exploited right under our noses, and too many undergraduates aren’t even aware of it.

Breaking Grad: Part 1

Breaking Grad: Part 1

By Michael Cali | Aug. 27, 2015

Nearly 1,000 graduate students attended the Aug. 26 walkout after their demands were not met by administrators.

Graduate walkout only the beginning

Graduate walkout only the beginning

By Quinn Malloy | Aug. 27, 2015

Hundreds marched from the Quad to Traditions Plaza during Wednesday’s rally.

Editorial: Graduate student unity is crucial to progress

It’s been a crazy week for our graduate students, but through all of the discord, we’re now seeing a united graduate student population.

The start of a movement: Graduate students walk out

The start of a movement: Graduate students walk out

By Emily Brehe | Aug. 26, 2015

Students had seven demands for administrators.

Forum to be held on changes in graduate student health care policy

By Maneater Staff | Aug. 16, 2015

A subsidy that was once $3,051 has been replaced by a one-time payment of $1,240.

Maneater Long Reads: No Fun, All Joy

Maneater Long Reads: No Fun, All Joy

By Crystal Duan | April 30, 2014

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