SUGSE members are proud to be one small part in the big effort of authoring this thoughtful, on point correction to all the vacuous applause Brown’s publicity machine has been stirring up over that big old price tag attached to a whole lot of tired rhetoric.
Read full article at Huffington Post.
If you couldn’t make it to this week’s SUGSE meeting, here is a brief run-through of what you missed: We discussed how SUGSE will anticipate the Diversity Action Plan, expand and embolden its social media presence, and work to better understand the challenges faced by students in a wide range of disciplines.
Join us Next Week!
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Hope to see you at the black out events today. 12pm at Van Wickle, 1pm on the Main Green!
Stand Up For Graduate Student Employees (SUGSE)
SUGSE stands in solidarity with NAB (Native Americans at Brown) in their fight to compel the university to change Fall Weekend to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
It’s about the least you could do, Brown. Get with it!
You can Sign NAB’s petition here!
This week we will be bringing back the amazing SUGS booth!
Except this time it will be outfitted for passersby to play a short game of GRAD LIFE. SUGS has retooled this classic game to highlight issues that affect the lives and careers of graduate students at Brown. Will you get top marks in your coursework? Get into an amazing summer research program, but need to come up with the funds to support yourself? Maybe things have been going great, but you decide to start a family and realize there isn’t easily accessible childcare and that maternity leave isn’t nearly as robust as you’d hoped…
Come play a short round and see how your GRAD LIFE turns out and also get some tips on how you can advocate for a different outcome if things don’t go as well as you’d planned!
Come have a drink with SUGS on Friday March 6 at 5pm in the GCB! Bring your cohort-mates, or meet new friends, and celebrate our hard-won dental care! You can talk about ongoing issues, find out more about the work SUGS does, or just relax with fellow grads. The first 5 pitchers are on us! Cheers!
Continue reading “We won dental–let’s drink to that!”
Its National Adjunct Walk Out Day! Adjuncts across the country are walking out to demand better wages and fair labor conditions. SUGS stands in solidarity with all adjuncts, those walking out and those who can’t for fear of retaliation. Check out this great interview to learn more about the movement.
Bring Your Toothbrush and Brush Your Teeth for Dental Care!
Join Us for a Brush–In
Wednesday, February 18 from 12:30 – 1:00
in front of University Hall on the Main Green
The University Resources Committee voted against proposals to provide Brown graduate students with dentalinsurance. Let’s show the administration what our current dental plan looks like.
Join SUGS in our first Brush–In this Wednesday, where we will brush our teeth in protest on the Main Green in front of University Hall. Come out, make some noise, and polish those pearlies to remind the administration that Healthy Grad Students Make Brown Work!