The Missouri Coalition of Graduate Workers emphasized the importance of having a recognized union for graduate students.
Students with children now face a wider range of obstacles due to the impending closure of the Student Parent Center.
After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.
The Department of Residential Life plans to assess the success of the new housing options midway through the 2016–17 year.
An attorney for the UM System contacted the Coalition of Graduate Workers with the decision Friday, according to a news release.
The co-chairmen of the Coalition of Graduate Workers have led the campuswide drive to unionize graduate student workers.
Butler’s hunger strike fueled protests that led to the resignation of UM System President Tim Wolfe.
From a fired professor to a leaked confidential letter, MU ended up in some bizarre situations this year.
MU and UM System officials have said they will not recognize the election results.
Graduate workers have been working to form a union since last August.
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.
As a teaching assistant, Sarah McCune argues why she should be recognized as an employee.
The UM System has retained outside counsel to help determine the employee status of graduate workers.
The UM System cannot selectively call graduate workers employees only when it is convenient.
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.
The Task Force on the Graduate Student Experience’s report, released in December, outlines three main recommendations to improve graduate students’ quality of life.
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.”
The interim chancellor talked about raising graduate student stipends, increasing the number of MU Police Department employees and improving campus climate.
“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.
A statement from the Forum Graduate Rights said the proposed solutions “would leave graduate students materially worse off” than the current plan.