Univ. of OR graduate students join National Walkout
01 December, 2017, 06:39 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
And at the California Institute of Technology, Celeste Labedz is using seismology to understand glaciers.
Following September's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protests (which even reeled Pope Francis and Bill Gates into the debate), many students are at the end of their tethers with the House Republicans Government. The majority of PhD students work for the university in exchange for a wage of roughly US$20,000 and a waivered tuition charge. The House bill views that tuition as income. Some GOP lawmakers, referencing concerns from their constituents, have said they want to reach a "positive solution" on tuition waivers.
As Congress moves forward on passing a new federal tax bill, Will Barclay doesn't have to look far to see the consequences for some of the proposals affecting higher education.
A UC Berkeley analysis found that if Berkeley's $13,793 annual tuition benefit became taxable, the university's graduate students' taxes would rise by 61 percent, or about $1,400, for a campus teaching assistant, and 31 percent, or about $1,100, for a research assistant. Students at Auburn University in Alabama gathered under the chant, "No grad tax", the Auburn Plainsman reported. Then, we extrapolated these analyses for family structures typical of graduate students, using relevant historical and proposed tax structures. "And this could be graduate students working in the medical field, technology, research, and biology". "Hell hath no fury like hungry grad students", read the sign of one protester in New York City. Several said they feared tax increases would cause a brain drain of American researchers fleeing to Europe.
The increase would eat up more than half of Hogan's stipend.
"The UC system has prized itself on diversity - its first-generation, low-income students - and this is just going to reverse all these gains", said Yen, president of the UC Student-Workers Union (UAW 2865).
Students aren't the only ones in academia who are have voiced issues with the pending legislation.
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As she started to do the math, tears welled up. "And although I would like to say that the enormous amount of labor and time required to [be a TA] goes without saying, the decisions of our current administration have proven otherwise".
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The president of the Graduate Teaching Fellow Federation said most of the students work 40 to 80 hours a week.
"[If the bill passed], tuition coverage from the university would count as tax cost", Landon Elkind, financial officer of UE Local 896/COGS, said.
These include changes to student loan interest rates, tuition reduction, and education assistance programs, consolidation of tax credits, and elimination of debt forgiveness for tragic life events.
The US Senate is expected to vote on the Republican tax reform bill in the next 48 hours. Once it does, the differences between the two bills would need to be resolved.
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