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!
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.
February. 3, 2015 Continue reading “SUGS Quality of Life Rally!”
The old joke goes that graduate students are “paid to read.” It’s true, we read. A lot. But reading is not only what we are paid to do: we are paid to teach and mentor undergraduates; to conduct research for faculty; and to conduct our own research in order to write journal articles, papers for presentations at academic conferences, and, finally, a book-length dissertation. The work we do isn’t just meant to advance our own careers in an increasingly brutal academic job market. Our teaching and mentorship helps Brown make good on its promise of delivering a rigorous, engaged, and collaborative undergraduate education. And our academic work burnishes Brown’s reputation as a prestigious research institution. Far from just getting “paid to read,” graduate students perform much of the intellectual labor that goes on at Brown. We represent a crucial motor that keeps this community running.
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In the past six months, we have seen a rising tide of challenges to higher education’s commitment to money over ideas. Across the country, members of the higher ed community are challenging the priorities of the contemporary market-driven university through antiracist actions, Title IX mobilizations, labor organizing, local crackdowns on university tax evasion, and convocation protests. What principles guide the U.S. university? Who does the U.S. university serve? Can it be reclaimed as an engine for a more deeply and broadly conceived public good?