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Snapshot of memo taken from article, Francis Evicts Grad Students From Tent City. STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: Tent City: SBU’s historic GSO protest

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth January 19, 2023

Liam Noonan is an assistant archivist at The Statesman and a BA/MAT student in Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development. This article is co-written with aead archivist Kelcie Eberharth,...

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The GSEU protesters outside the office on April 21 after handing their complaint. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students hand deliver grievances to Stony Brook president’s office

Viola Flowers April 25, 2022
Members of the Stony Brook Graduate Student Employees Union hand-delivered a letter of grievances to the president’s office on April 21, gathering in the administration building at 1 p.m. for a grade-in to continue their Living Wage Campaign.
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Rally hosted by the SBU Labor Council. Representatives from the Labor Council, local workers, SBU employees and students attended the rally.    JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU Labor Council protests working conditions

Steven Keehner and Joy Sze November 19, 2021
The Stony Brook University Labor Council, along with New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera, gathered in front of the Administration Building to continue their respective protests on Wednesday afternoon.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

President McInnis announces wage increase for graduate workers; GSEU leader calls move “bad faith act”

Maria Lynders and Steven Keehner November 16, 2021
In the email, McInnis announced that state graduate assistants and teaching assistants with an academic year obligation making less than $22,500 or with an annual obligation making less than $27,857 will be brought up to that level.
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Stony Brook administration promises to announce wage increase for graduate workers after threats to boycott symposium

Stony Brook administration promises to announce wage increase for graduate workers after threats to boycott symposium

Maria Lynders November 14, 2021
The Stony Brook administration has promised to announce a wage increase on Nov. 19 for graduate student workers in response to the Graduate Student Employee Union’s (GSEU) Living Wage Campaign that has gained campus-wide support.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: President McInnis talks challenges ahead for SBU

Steven Keehner and Sara Ruberg October 10, 2021
President Maurie McInnis highlighted how SBU plans to handle concerns in the future, the school's benefits of being young and her first semester on campus with a more familiar number of students in an exclusive interview with The Statesman.
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GSEU SBU hand-delivers a 10-foot-long petition demanding graduate workers be paid a living wage

GSEU SBU hand-delivers a 10-foot-long petition demanding graduate workers be paid a living wage

Maria Lynders October 5, 2021
The Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) at Stony Brook presented a petition to be paid a living wage to President Maurie McInnis on Sept. 30. The union is giving McInnis 10 days to formally respond or they “will be forced to induce a response by other means.”
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Brookhaven and SBU are failing students

Brookhaven and SBU are failing students

Will Ferraro October 11, 2019
"Before we can attract jobs and investment, we need to fix our housing and transportation issues."
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Members of the Graduate Student Employee Union protesting on May 1, 2019. The students were protesting increases in their fees. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest fee increases

Samantha Robinson May 2, 2019
Members of the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) led a march from the Earth and Space Sciences building to the Administration building on Wednesday, May 1 to deliver a list of demands following the university’s proposed hike in fees.
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Graduate Student Employees Union members protest increased fees during Stony Brook Universitys Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 6, at the main fountain outside of the administration building. This year graduate student fees will increase by about $100. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Raising fees on hard-working graduate students is wrong

Annu Daftuar April 7, 2019
The SUNY system has created fees as a way to raise tuition without the consent of democratically-elected legislators in Albany.
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A chart on specific student fees per semester. The university is proposing to raise fees from $1,377.25 a semester to $1,503.90 in total.

SBU proposes increase in student fees for next year

Brianne Ledda and Melissa Azofeifa March 24, 2019
At an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Thursday, March 14, Dean of Students, Richard Gatteau, said the university is proposing to raise fees from $1,377.25 a semester to $1,503.90.
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Radical Student Union Storms Town Hall Meeting

Lauren Cioffi March 5, 2011
Jonathan Brophy, an undergraduate psychology major, stood in the Student Activities Center Plaza gripping a hand-made sign against the wind. The sign illustrated a sea of blue guppies, eating a slightly smaller fish wearing a crown. Brophy held it high above his head while he chanted with the crowd, “Education is a right. Fight, fight, fight, fight!”
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