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The IU administration believes our work is marginal to the functioning of the university. Only a union can push back. By Christopher Agostino For years, the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition–United Electric (IGWC-UE) union attempted to work with Indiana University administrators to secure improvements in pay and health care benefits, reduce overbearing workloads, ensure protections for international […]
Though Biden has extended the payment pause through August, over 5 million people will face serious financial risk once it expires. By Cody Hounanian and Alí R. Bustamante The past two years have seen record job growth, rising wages, and increasing bargaining power for workers. But for millions of Americans, the enormous burden of debt is overshadowing those […]
With minimal representation in my hometown and in the media, I hid my queerness and internalized toxic misconceptions about gender and sexuality. By Hannah Reynolds Coming of age in a rural, conservative-leaning town of 500 is in itself no easy feat. Growing up queer in such an environment is much harder. Supporting queer youth, regardless of […]
This year, the Penn State community has a golden opportunity to choose a new direction for its university. By Nora Van Horn Students and alumni of Pennsylvania State University—my school and Pennsylvania’s flagship land-grant institution—recognize that the climate crisis is personal. The Keystone State accounts for nearly 1 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and is expected […]
Timely Warning notifications were designed to provide community members with important information during an emergency, but there are unintended consequences. By Charlotte Rubin On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, over 50,000 New York University students’ phones buzzed at the same time. An identical notification appeared on their screens: “Safety Alert—Shots Fired.” A few minutes later, their phones buzzed […]
With the payment moratorium for student loans expiring on May 1, millions of women will face the possibility of financial ruin. By Vivek Kakar and StudentNation Today, women hold over two-thirds of America’s trillion-dollar student debt. Each holds, on average, $31,000 in student debt before their career even begins, and because of the persistent gender wage pay gap, […]