The Republican tax plan would be absolutely devastating for grad students. Categorizing tuition waivers as taxable income---while also ending many important tax waivers---is an attack on our livelihoods and an attack on the accessibility of higher education to low income students, women, LGBQT students, disabled students, international students, and students of color. Graduate students will be forced to take out loans to cover federal taxes, as our current stipends barely cover the cost of living. The passage of this bill will destroy our ability to survive, and we need immediate action from our university.
The University administration has issued a single email in regards to this bill that threatens the viability of graduate school for all students. While we welcome the Chancellor's criticism of the tax plan, the undersigned believe that just saying no is not enough.
We demand that the university immediately release contingency plans to address the massive impact this will have on the livelihood of graduate students. Such a plan could take many forms, for example:
- Elimination of tuition waivers and total reduction in tuition for grad students- Compensation to stipends to account for higher tax bills- Special tax grants that completely cover the new costs
We will be holding a rally on Wednesday November 29th at 12:15 at Hendrick's Chapel to further this call, and to add our voices to the thousands of other graduate students across the country fighting for their survival.
Please sign this petition to voice your support for a plan that addresses these grievances, and please send this petition to every member of the Syracuse Community.
Signed,Brandon Daniels, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentLaura Jaffee, Cultural Foundations of Education, PhD StudentSarah Edwards, Creative Writing, GradAndré, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Graduate Student employeeThomas Bouril, History, PhD StudentMaureen North, MPA studentMatthew Ringard, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentJessica Posega, Anthropology, PhD CandidateKathleen Huber, Psychology Department, Graduate StudentRachel Campbell, Pan-African Studies Department, Graduate StudentSam Norton, UndergradMia Mazer, PAIA, Graduate Student Hasmik Djoulakian, 2017 Alum, WGS and CCE Adrianne Traub, Department of Food Studies, Graduate Research AssistantAlex Hanson, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, PhD student Fabiola Ortiz Valde Anthropology Graduate studentThomas Passwater, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, PhD studentSohrob Aslamy, Geography, Graduate StudentKatie MacDonald, Geography, Graduate StudentNicholas W. Mason, Department of History, TA and Ph.D StudentMatthew Greer, Anthropology, PhD StudentNoah Wilson, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, PhD StudentBrian Hennigan, Geography, Graduate StudentBenesemon Simmons, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, TA and PhD Student Cheyenne Schoen, Food Studies, Graduate StudentMa. Fernanda Boza C., Anthropology, Doctoral candidateLulu Olaniyan, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentDrew Kinney, Political Science, Graduate Gemma Cooper-Novack, Literacy Education, PhD StudentBrett Keegan, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, PhD Student Vani Kannan, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD StudentShibajyoti Das, Earth Sciences, TA/RA and PhD StudentSamantha Netzband, Law/Political Science, Graduate StudentChris DiCesare, Communication & Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentAna María Cortés, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, PhD StudentIonah (Meaghan) Scully, CFE Graduate Student Aravindhan Venkateswaran, Physics, Graduate StudentAbel Gómez, PhD student, ReligionMaysam Seraji, Political science, undergradKathleen Feyh, CRS, FacultyJohn Abercrombie, Religion, Graduate Student Jay Sharma, Anthropology, GradRyan Bince, College of Arts and Sciences, StaffAkanksha Patnaik, Public Administration, GradMarcin Zak, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, GraduatePhD Social Sciences, Grad studentAvi Luce, Alumni, Compsoition and Cultural RhetoricKiah Bennett, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentSheila Ragunathan, 2017 Alum, Women's and Gender StudiesSeth Kahn, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD, Alum (2002) Jessica Posner, College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Faculty Fellow Matt Huber, Department of Geography, FacultyBarbara Applebaum, Cultural Foundations of Education, FacultyMartín Gonzalez, Cultural Foundations of Education, Grad Student Mike Gill, Cultural Foundations of Education, FacultyKaren Toole, CFE Graduate Student/School of Ed StaffGretchen Purser, Department of Sociology, FacultyAmy Lutz, Sociology, FacultyEunjung Kim, Women's and Gender Studies, Cultural Foundations of Education, FacultyCarol Fadda, Department of English, FacultyRae Ann Meriwether, Writing Studies, LecturerJames Newman Professor EmeritusKriangsak Teerakowitkajon, Geography, PhD candidateTaveeshi Singh, Social Science, Grad StudentBridget Lawson, CFE Graduate Student/SOE StaffGlenn Wright, Director of Graduate School ProgramsMark Muster, English, Graduate StudentDiane Grimes, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Associate ProfessorTracy Vargas, Sociology, Graduate StudentRachael Zubal-Ruggieri, Falk undergraduate, Center on Human Policy/School of Ed staffJanice Dowell, Philosophy, ProfessorHille Paakkunainen, Philosophy, FacultyMichael Rieppel, Philosophy Department, FacultyTiago Teixeira, Geography Department, PhD StudentTremayne Robertson, CFE, Graduate StudentJan Swiderski, Philosophy, Grad StudentHayley Marama Cavino, PhD, Democratizing KnowledgeNneka Eke, Political Science, PhD studentAbby Fite, Cultural Foundations of Education, Graduate StudentJackie Orr, Sociology, FacultyKrushna R, PhD studentKatie Roquemore, Cultural Foundations of Education, Graduate StudentStephen Paisley, MFA Candidate, Creative WritingHeather Ipsen, Department of Geography, Grad StudentJacob Bartholomew, Sociology, PhD StudentRyan Jeffery, Film, GradAnthony Walker, Geography, Masters StudentJason Cole Singletary, Philosophy, PhD StudentYoungrong Lee, Department of Sociology, GradJordan Dorsey, Sociology Grad StudentTerrell Winder, Sociology, Faculty Akemi Inamoto, Geography, PhD StudentLaura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Food Studies, FacultyMaegan Krajewski, Food Studies, GradMichael Camele, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentHelene Thompson, Communication and Rhetoric Studies, Grad StudentJonnell Robinson, Geography, FacultyJared Whear, Geography, PhD Student Essence Cooper, Cultural Foundations of Education, Graduate StudentAaron Hoy, Sociology, Ph.D. CandidateWilliam J. Oliver, Sociology, Graduate StudentSarah Bolden, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, GradElizabeth Cooney, Communication & Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentAmy Kallander, History, facultyCarolyn Garland, Philosophy, Graduate StudentMarcelle Haddix, Reading and Language Arts, FacultyJoshua Mussa, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate StudentKimberly Williams Brown, PhD, former graduate student in cultural foundations of education Firehiwot Siyum Tadese, Grad StudentJesse Swann-Quinn, Geography, PhD candidateBriana Alfaro, Food Studies, Graduate Student/TANaomi Dershowitz, Philosophy, PhD Candidate (grad)Jason Markins, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, PhD StudentElissa J Johnson, Food Studies, Professional StaffKatherine Mott, Food Studies, Graduate StudentRajesh Kumar, EECS, PhD CandidateMaria J. Carson, Religion, PhD CandidateEileen E. Schell, Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, FacultyDimple Dhanani, Religion, Graduate StudentJordan Loewen, Religion, Graduate StudentDominic Wilkins, Geography, Graduate StudentLauren Cooper, English, Graduate StudentRui Cordeiro, biology, GradNikki Fortier, Philosophy, Graduate StudentPatrick Oberle, Geography, PhD StudentJanet Flores, Geography, UndergradIan Brine, English, Graduate StudentDaniel Jackson, Political Science, PhD StudentJasim Ismaeel, Mathematics, Graduate Student Chaitanya Afle, Physics Department, PhD studentRachael Ellingston parent of science grad studentAnne C Bellows, Food Studies, Professor & Grad Program DirectorCarolina Arango-Vargas, Anthropology, PhD candidateStacy Kohls, Philosophy, Graduate StudentHillarie Curtis, Department of English, Ph.D. StudentLauren K. McCormick, Religion, Graduate StudentBrice Nordquist, Writing Studies, FacultyDana Balter, Public Administration and International Affairs, FacultyMuhammad Asaduzzaman, Grad Student, Dept of PhysicsHannah Fair, Physics, Graduate StudentAnnie Trizna, Creative Writing, Graduate StudentEthan Smith, Education, UndergradJustin Robbins, Biology, Graduate StudentDorri Beam, English, facultyJessica Bowes, Anthropology, GradSean H. Reid, PhD CandidateIvy Kleinbart, Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Adjunct FacultyJeremy Ramos, Psychology, Graduate Student and TAMadeline Gould, Undergrad, Earth Science and GeographyJoseph Nasta, Environmental Forest Biology, MastersMarwa Moaz, Sociology, Graduate StudentSteven Cohan, English, Emeritus FacultyTerri A.G. Zollo, English, Grad Studies CoordMolly M. Cavanaugh, English, Graduate StudentKarla Chun, Forensic Science, Graduate StudentCrystal Lee, Sociology, Graduate StudentMorgan Ireland, Anthropology Dept., PhD StudentAlumni 17’ Audio Arts MA, ‘16 Anthropology BANiko Wagner, Biology, Graduate Student Elizabeth Gleesing, English, Graduate StudentRaj De, Grad Student, Dept. of PhysicsJoss Yarbrough, Religion, Graduate StudentWeiting Huang, Philosophy, GradAarti Patel, Religion, PhD StudentJohanna Kester, Psychology, graduate student Aarti Shenoy, Bioengineering, College of Engineering, PhDFitore Hyseni, Social Science, Grad StudentMo Mamaghani, Civil Engineering, PhD StudentEjiofor Ugwu, Creative Writing, MFA HopefulEjiofor Ugwu, Creative Writing, MFA HopefulCameron MacPherson, Pan African Studies, MA student/TAKellin Cavanaugh, Counselor Education, Doctoral StudentDan Moseson, Religion, GradSimon Staples-Vangel, English, PhD StudentEmilio Martinez, school of education, undergradDaniel Salomon, Psychology, UndergradJenna Freytag, School of Education, UndergraduateSarah Nesic, Education, UndergraduateRyan Turf, English, UndergradMichael Moise, Information studies, UndergradBrysen A. Greene, Sociology, UndergradAlejandra Saldaña, Education, Undergraduate Monica nowicki, PR, undergrad student Sarah Kinzler, Undergrad, Magazine Journalism Bri Stahrr, English Education, Undergrad Deirdre Hurley, Exercise Science, UndergradHosea, Department of Chemistry, Masters studentDiane Norris, Grad Student, Early Chuldhood Charlotte Stahrr, UC , Staff, ParentMaryRose Dollard, Education, Undergrad Charlotte Ochs, Social Work, UndergradRachel Carpenter, Religion, Graduate StudentGianpietro Elias, Exercise Science, PhD. StudentDuygu Yeni Cenebasi, Religion, Graduate StudentJoanna Cabrera, English Education, UndergradEmily Bukowski, Geography, Teaching Assistant/PhD StudentDenise Romero, Writing and Rhetoric, UndergradRebecca Garden, Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate, facultyNarmene Hamsho, School Psychology, Doctoral StudentLuisa Hernandez, Maxwell School, Grad StudentShana Gelin, Counseling & Humsn Services, Doctotal StudentJames Twyman, Education, UndergradKarrissa Volcy, Health & Exercise Science, UndergradTerry Hawley ReederEkiuwa Imariagbe, Health Exercise Science, UndergradAdjunct faculty, Honors ProgramRebecca Moody, PhD Candidate, ReligionValeria Urbina Cordano, Maxwell School, Graduate Student Andrew Greenberg, College of Law, Teaching ProfessorHannah Greenberg, Maxwell School, GradDaniel Cook, Writing and Rhetoric, UndergradRebecca Spraggins, Political Science, UndergradChandra Talpade Mohanty, facultyJoanna Spitzner, School of Art, Associate ProfessorRick Welsh, Chair of the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and NutritionCamilla J. Bell, Cultural Foundations of Education, Grad StudentBob Halligan Jr, Adjunct FacultyNancy Keefe Rhodes, Transmedia, AdjunctBeth A. Ferri, FacultyChelsea Mixon, Department of Teaching and Leadership, PhD StudentAmy Schrager Lang, English, Emerita ProfessorKathryn Everly, Spanish (LLL), FacultyStephanie James, Director of the School of ArtSharon Gold, Associate Professor of Painting & Critical StudiesTiago Barreira, Exercise Science, FacultyLouise Bahia Thompson, MFAPerry Burlingame, Studio Arts, Graduate StudentHollie Lyko, Art, GradJeremy Tarr, Visual and Performing Arts, GradMarty Blake, Assistant Professor of Illustration, (former grad student)Elizabeth Lucas Pemstein, Newhouse and School of Ed., GraduateRebecca Forstater, School of Art, Graduate Student, Instructional AssociateJie Wang. School of art（printmaking）. IA. （grad）Vera Power, CVPA - School of Art, StaffEric D. Charlton, Department of Art, GradKatie Shulman, School of Art, Graduate StudentAlex Pustelnyk, Geography, GradFinley, Cait, VPA, Grad/Adjunct Sarah Harwell, MFA in Creative Writing, Associate Director, Tod Rutherford Professor GeographyChris Wildrick, Art, Assoc. Prof.Alex O'Connell, English, GradYvonne Buchanan, School of Art, Associate ProfessorBob Dacey, Illustration, ProfessorSamantha Corbett, VPA, Graduate Student & Adjunct Frances Barnet, Creative Writing, GradOliver Cocks, Biology, Graduate StudentArianna Lee, Computer Engineering, UndergradMichael Senatore, Physics, Graduate StudentMy'Asia Colon, Maxwell School: PSC, Graduate StudentTaro Takizawa, school of art, PTIChristine Ashby, Associate ProfessorAnne Mosher, Geography, FacultyWilliam Cleeton-Gandino, SUCOL Deyasini Dasgupta, English, GradEthan Stanifer, Physics, Ph.D. StudentAdam Patch, Physics, Graduate StudentCamerin Ortiz, Biology, UndergradDana Cloud, Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies SUBarbara Norris, Office of Learning Communities, AdminRachael Clark, Instructional Associate, Graduate Student: Creative LeadershipMirra Goldfrad, Studio Arts, GradZoë Meighan, VPA Admissions Susan D'Amato, Associate Professor, School of ArtAndrew Havenhand , Asst Prof Syracuse University , School of Art , Graduate Faculty MemberTim Carter, English Department, Graduate StudentParia Peyravi, VPA, MFA studentJude Lewis, School of Art, undergrad and grad faculty Maria Norris, VPA, UndergradDusty Herbig, associate professor, School of ArtBridget O'Bernstein, MFA Candidate Poetry, Syracuse UniversityDylan Bryant, English Education, UndergradMarielle Leo, MFT GRADErica Miller, Linguistics, graduate student & TAJewell Bohlinger, Graduate Student, Department of GeographyMatthew Kelsey, physics, graduate student Devon Gelhar, School of Art, Graduate StudentJeremy D. Sloane, Science Teaching, Graduate StudentFranklin Romero Jr, School of Architecture, AluminMika Mollenkopf, Studio Arts, Grad. StudentEva Nesbit, Physics Grad StudentMatthew Gartshore, VPA Music, Graduate TAJackson Barnes, Health and Exercise Science, Undergraduate studentRachel Pray, biology, undergradAriel Chu, Fiction MFA studentAndy Torres-Lopez, Music Industry, UndergradJackson Giampino, Bioengineering, UndergradAngela O'Neil, Health & Exercise Science, Undergrad Hillary Chartron-Bartholomew, Food Studies, Graduate StudentJoe Turek, VPA, Grad student and adjunctAmanda Fatemi-Badi, Creative Writing, GradStephen Shepherd, Chemistry, Graduate Student & TATyler Fitch, Environment and Sustainability, Graduate StudentAlyssa Lobo, Media Studies, Grad Student Melinda Gurr, Department of Anthropology, Graduate StudentPoonam, Social Sciences, GradCaroline Check, Nutrition and Dietetics, GradEmma Buckhout, MPA/MAIR Graduate StudentCollette Markwardt, Composition & Cultural Rhetoric, Graduate StudentCierra Chandler, Chemical Engineering, UndergradLauren Miller, SI Newhouse School of Public Communications, UndergradSylvie Prendergast-Corvo, Illustration, Grad StudentAnthony So, Creative Writing, Graduate StudentJames Haywood Rolling, Jr., Professor, Art EducationJennith Lucas, Sociology/CCE, UndergradLauren Crimmins, Psychology, UndergradHunter Thompson, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Graduate Student