Without a commitment to lowering costs associated with advanced residency, tuition price freeze means little for potential students.
Deputy provost for graduate education Deborah Nelson appeared for the first time at a Graduate Council meeting, where students pressed her on their multiple grievances.
Changes have limited teaching opportunities for University graduate students in the philosophy department.
“Positive reforms will not happen without a union,” seventh-year anthropology doctoral student Joe Feinberg said in an e-mail.
Wearing cardboard mouse ears and holding mousetraps, about 50 members of GSU yesterday said they had fallen into the advanced residency “trap.”
The U of C should make the process for hiring graduate student instructors more transparent.
The U of C should not charge fees to Ph.D. students in Advanced Residence.
Admin says there is no indication students seeking T.A. positions will be turned down.