TO THE ATTENTION OF INTERIM CHANCELLOR SUSAN WENTE AND VANDERBILT ADMINISTRATION:
As you know, Vanderbilt graduate student workers have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has disrupted our studies, research, campus jobs, and teaching, with major implications for our present and future academic development. Perhaps the greatest impact on our lives, however, has been financial. Periods of crisis often magnify preexisting economic vulnerabilities, disproportionately affecting those with fewer resources. Thus, we call on the administration to implement the following policy measures to ensure the financial security and wellbeing of all graduate student workers (read our full justification here: https://vandygwu.com/urgent-covid-19-action/):

1. FUNDING/TIMELINE EXTENSIONS FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENT WORKERS FOR ONE ACADEMIC YEAR: COVID-19 has incalculably impacted research projects, graduation timelines, and job searches. Vanderbilt already extended tenure clocks for junior faculty; it must now guarantee one-year funding extensions to graduate workers.

2. FULL COVERAGE FOR COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE-RELATED EXPENSES; IMPLEMENT URGENT SAFETY MEASURES FOR ESSENTIAL GRADUATE RESEARCHERS: COVID-19 treatments could cost up to $20,000 - nearly an entire year’s income for many graduate workers. Moreover, economic precarity causes many graduate workers to forgo the mental healthcare we need. We should not have to worry about the cost of essential healthcare during a pandemic. Vanderbilt University must also work with VUMC to establish proper safety protocols, including alternative building entrances, to protect essential non-clinical personnel from the virus. Many graduate student workers have been designated as essential personnel that are responsible for maintenance of laboratory materials and animals and so must be immediately guaranteed a safe working environment.

3. COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND VISA SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT WORKERS: International graduate workers, who already pay higher taxes on their incomes than U.S. citizens, anticipate additional financial burdens related to cost-of-living in Nashville over the summer. Many are also facing complex visa requirements to complete their research projects and job searches. Vanderbilt has an obligation to support them financially and legally to ensure that they can complete their degrees.

Monday, April 6th marked the first day of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Dean Mark Wallace recently sent graduate workers a gracious email expressing his appreciation for our patience, understanding, flexibility, and dedication to the university. Vanderbilt has an unprecedented opportunity to fulfill these words by acting on these measures. We look forward to your response.

Respectfully,

1. Kelly Swope, Philosophy
2. Amelia Taylor
3. Megan L. Jordan
4. Tamar Kavlashvili
5. Monika Wojnowski
6. Oscar Ortega
7. Jue Wang
8. Hale Masaki
9. Derek Price, German Studies
10. SangEun Kim
11. Katie McCormack
12. Jacob Gambrell
13. Chanteria Milner
14. Savannah Bastian
15. Bethsy Harrigan
16. Dawei David Ding
17. Amirah Muhammad
18. Lia Okenkova
19. Erica Simpson
20. Julian Ramos
21. Farrah Hasan
22. Sydney Jones
23. Kayla Ortiz
24. Jennifer Pigge
25. David Rutledge
26. Harmony Bickerton
27. Spencer Castle
28. Sebastian Ramirez
29. Rasul Dent
30. Kaitlyn Browning
31. Zoey Bryant
32. Steven P Rodriguez
33. Hannah Regan
34. Victoria Coe
35. Fiacha Heneghan
36. Amanda Wicks
37. Alexis McBride
38. Bunmi Adegbola
39. Rashi Sabherwal
40. Alex Trevisan
41. Wendy Bindeman
42. Deborah Park
43. Sophia Clark
44. Katherine Chapman
45. Nathan Frisch
46. Yvonne Chen
47. Lauren Vogelstein
48. Wendy Timmons
49. Sara Jones
50. Zach Feldman
51. Phyllis Johnson
52. Kellie Cavagnaro
53. Rosemary Lieske
54. Anthony Houston, Divinity
55. Emerson Bodde
56. Kelly Morgan
57. Noah Bradley
58. Adam Doner
59. Tempest M Henning, Philosophy
60. Andrew Burnside, Philosophy
61. Terren Proctor
62. Eugenia Zavaleta
63. Amanda Brockman
64. Charlotte Hoigard
65. Katerina Traut
66. Sabrina Van Ravenstein
67. Amina McIntyre
68. Serena Hostetter
69. Travis D. Williams
70. Brian McCray
71. Jane Yao
72. Kate Schaller
73. Sheri Chambers
74. Nisha Bala
75. Tyson Rietz
76. Djenanway Se-Gahon
77. Bárbara Rodriguez Navaza
78. Rebecca Townsley
79. Hannah Salaverry
80. Sirena Tran
81. Ethan Calof
82. Francisco Arturo Santelli
83. Anna Moyer
84. Kathryn E Peters
85. Kaylin Davis
86. Dena Liu
87. Misha Inniss-Thompson
88. Kellie Williford
89. Dominique Lyew
90. Kaelee Belletto
91. Darwin Baluran
92. Amber Drew-Padgett
93. Lacee Satcher
94. Jorge Salles Diaz
95. Kelly Stewart
96. Benjamin Schwartz
97. Toby Irenshtain
98. Kyle L. Harper
99. William McGehee
100. Kofi Christie
101. Huntley Hughes
102. Oumy Niang
103. Sharonda Adams
104. Alex Korsunsky, Anthropology
105. Adam Schoenbachler
106. Chloe Tamula
107. Matthew Congdon
108. Shashwat Dhar
109. Carolina Rodríguez
110. Maya Krause
111. Cathryn Beeson-Lynch
112. Ethan Gibbons
113. Sam Petschulat
114. Patrick Reilly
115. Shounak Ghosh
116. Elizabeth Balderston
117. Ashley Kim
118. Maura-Lee Albert
119. Allena Staples
120. Samantha Rogers
121. Sarah Nelson
122. Monisola Vaughan
123. Caroline Johnston
124. Richard Sakamoto-Pugh
125. Katherine Wiley
126. Jordan Jurinsky
127. Zach Glendening
128. Lauren Ziegler
129. Abena P Boakyewa-Ansah
130. Chiedozie Michael
131. Steven Walker
132. Julie Sriken
133. Catherine Gonzalez
134. Emma Grace Zyriek
135. Chancey Herbolsheimer
136. Laura Purtee
137. Will Compton
138. Michelle Perdomo
139. John Melick
140. Jooyoung Hong
141. Kaitlin Herbert
142. Sarah DiMaggio, Philosophy
143. Perrin Bailey
144. Amanda Messick
145. Nicole Rodgers
146. Abraham Liddell
147. Tiago J. Maranhão
148. Rachel McKane
149. Natalie Wallace
150. Lyndsey Godwin
151. Kimberly A. Goins, Esq., MTS
152. Geena Ildefonso
153. Sarah Fluker
154. Gloria C Perez-Rivera
155. Tolu Omokehinde
156. Fernando Varela
157. Ana Barnes
158. Lena Sclove
159. Elizabeth Kathryn Barna, Sociology
160. Ivana Lazaroska
161. Bradley A Gorski
162. spivey knapik
163. Kya Lin
164. Danielle Stubbe
165. Rebecca Kim
166. Cleothia Frazier
167. Jesse Montgomery
168. Holland White
169. Sammie Smith
170. Anthony Housto
171. Claudia Monterroza R
172. Mack Griffith
173. Molly Richard
174. Julia de Aragón
175. Rachel Zajdel
176. Molly Williams
177. Elizabeth Carsello
178. Kenna Leis
179. Indie Pereira
180. Philip J. Pettis
181. Rachel Ternes
182. Lydia Abraham
183. Katherine Allison
184. Hannah Ingersoll
185. Ashley Nyarecha
186. Madeline Wadley
187. Eliza Fixler
188. Meghan K. McGinley
189. Heather Meston
190. Elizabeth Welliver
191. Candice Amich
192. Robert Kell
193. Brock Fletcher
194. Katherine T Pullen
195. Logan Northcutt
196. Ebony Hargrove-Wiley
197. Shawna McLetchie
198. Natalie Martinez-White
199. Hanno Berger
200. Abigail Merha
201. Hunter S. Rhodes
202. Caitlin Stout
203. Michaela Peterson
204. Adulin Prophete
205. James Frederick Evans IV
206. Jennifer Gutman
207. Karin Gegenheimer
208. Jessica Lawson-Adams
209. Rylee Twinam
210. Raven Alade
211. Yu-ri Kim
212. Andrew Morris
213. Tanushree Sarkar
214. Kay Heffernan
215. B Balmer
216. Miguel Chavez
217. Dominique Tunzi
218. Karen Ng
219. Rachel Underwood
220. Seung Ho Jung
221. Elizabeth Thomas
222. Jordan Best
223. Chelsey Dyer
224. Adriana Norris
225. Joanna Huh
226. Laura Strombergsson
227. Natalie Pak
228. Katherine Schneeberger McGugan
229. Holly Longair
230. Sagen Eatwell
231. Ashley Hill
232. Parker Rundstrom
233. Sara Eccleston
234. Cait Kirby
235. Kelsey Dillehay
236. Tazeen Ishmam
237. Grace Sawyer
238. Kimani Coye
239. Kyle Schwartz
240. Rebecca Huppi
241. Ankit Patel
242. Samantha Marshall Pham
243. Minheui Kim
244. Mathew Chvasta
245. Anna Weiss
246. Walter G Ecton
247. Philip Folz
248. Eileen Shiuan
249. Johannah Valentin
250. Samantha Dong
251. Stella Child
252. Ashkan Bahrani
253. Terrell Taylor
254. Ela Joshi
255. Philip Gubbins
256. Jemima Suwa
257. John Gillespie
258. Catherine Leasure
259. Joel Markus Antson
260. Cameron Clark
261. Kelsia King
262. Shiloh Isbell
263. Julianne Campbell
264. Cameron Clark
265. Carlissa Arrow
266. Ludwig Noya
267. Elysia Tillman
268. Savannah DiGregorio
269. Carlos R. Detres-Roman
270. Allegra Anderson
271. Lénie Torregrossa
272. Rebecca Cutler
273. Diana Heney
274. Emily Conder
275. Lorely Chavez
276. Rachel Siciliano
277. Charlotte Lew
278. Destane Garrett
279. David Woo
280. Clair Hong
281. Rachel Hanebutt
282. Joryan Hernandez
283. Jacob Brown
284. Ross Koby
285. Megan van der Horst
286. Jordan Johnson
287. Frank Ciarliero
288. Rowan Isaaks
289. Tam Bui
290. Trang Hoang
291. Henry DeGroot
292. Zhen Gao
293. Andrea Lopez
294. Brandon Strickland
295. Rebekah Austin
296. Cleo Evans
297. Alexandra Koziel
298. Joshua Elder
299. Dumindu Kasiwatte Kankanamge
300. Nicolette Frazer
301. Megan Aumann
302. Changying Ding
303. Darren Yeo
304. Benjamin Conrad
305. Daniel Romero Suarez
306. Nathan H. Dize
307. Cheikh Sene
308. Justin Thomas Critchlow
309. Levi Sledd
310. Rustam Gatamov
311. Sarah Arvidson
312. Kathryn Kapp
313. Francisco A. Calvache Meyer
314. Cara Bailey
315. Anna Wright
316. Evgeniia Diachek
317. Loïc Daumail
318. Haley Yaremych
319. Christopher Daniell
320. Eeshan Hasan
321. Katherine S Aboud
322. Laura Janakiefski
323. Mostafa Khan
324. Jin Wang
325. Raunak Pillai
326. Kelsey Webb
327. nathan tenpas
328. Jiawei Han
329. Christopher Thomas Sichko
330. Sophia Click
331. Andrew Kantor
332. Steven Errington
333. Nadjali Chung
334. Pietra Bruni
335. Cherie R Scurrah
336. Qimeng Wang
337. Chase Mackey
338. Hee Jung Jeong
339. Matthew Tillis
340. Megan Skaggs
341. Margaret Shavlik
342. Turnee Malik
343. Ashli-Ann Douglas
344. Kelsey Lowrey
345. Joseph Kuster
346. Abigail Trozenski
347. Amy Hill
348. Courtney Rehkamp
349. Milton Andre Ramos Chacon
350. Clair Hong
351. Carla O'Neale
352. Sumati Thareja
353. Marissa Schoedel
354. Jessica Paredes
355. Michael Doyle
356. Jennifer Shuman
357. Jennifer Quinde
358. Christiaan Wijers
359. Emanuel Zlibut
360. Nicole Ogden
361. Zeeshan Samad
362. Jacky Lu
363. Dalton Greenwood
364. Cassandra Oliver
365. Dora Obodo
366. Caleb Fast
367. Lee Cantrell
368. Jonah Zarrow
369. Danielle Dorvil
370. Yan Yan
371. George Xu
372. Abel Traslavina
373. Jamie Joseph
374. Bethany Gardner
375. Shengxin Tu
376. Ashley Christensen
377. Rany Octaria
378. James Hayes
379. Ying Ji
380. Megan Rasmussen
381. Paige Vega
382. Erica Artis
383. Alejandra Romero-Morales
384. Katelyn Berg
385. Keysha Martinez-Torres
386. Ben Gold
387. Mohammad Masem Hossain
388. Brayan Serratos
389. Carlos Benitez
390. Xinyu Dong
391. Mary Chalkley
392. Sara Ramirez
393. Resh Gupta
394. Murtaza Zohair
395. Madison Wright
396. Kan Li
397. Ela Contreras-Panta
398. Sharice Clough
399. Josephine Granna
400. Jake Kaufman
401. Maria Fomicheva
402. Jourdan Holder
403. Xiaoqi Liu
404. Aung Soe Lin
405. Nathan Spear
406. Amanda Addison
407. Lisa Madura
408. Lauren Covelli
409. Ryan Nolen
410. Colin Bloomfield
411. Haley Stubbs
412. Joshua Bleiberg
413. Robert Engelman
414. Charlie Geyer
415. Carlos Josue Amado
416. John Aden
417. Omotayo Fasan
418. Amy Zheng
419. Jonah Rosch
420. Ruining Deng
421. Roza Gunes Bayrak
422. Michael Raddatz
423. Mohsin Rahim
424. Han Liu
425. Greg Berumen
426. Kathryn Ozgun
427. Joseph Matson
428. Nithin kumar Gurusswamy
429. Soumyajit Chakraborty
430. Sean Fitzgerald
431. Zack Zimmers
432. Tahsin Reasat
433. Dewei Hu
434. Tayfun Efe Ertop
435. Scott Criswell
436. Chuchuan Hong
437. Kaiwen Xu
438. Stephanie Pearlman
439. Amanda Bell
440. Dylan Lawless
441. Shreyas Ramakrishna
442. Carl Pearlman
443. Paul E. Lavelle
444. Patricia Pearlman
445. Virginia Pearlman
446. Helen Pearlman
447. Darren Tinker
448. Camryn Johnson
449. Srijata Chakravorti
450. Hayly Peacock
451. Lena Eiger
452. Avisek Naug
453. Sen Yang
454. Francis Afzal
455. Hayden Jananthan
456. Neelanjana Pal
457. Paul Hopkins
458. Purboday Ghosh
459. Juli Carrino
460. Isaac Nichols-Paez
461. Alexander Sorets
462. Laura Masson
463. Ningyu Zhang
464. Likem Boney
465. Emmanuel Mannoh
466. Jamie Pearlman
467. Sarah Sacco
468. Marsha Barbato
469. Yue Gao
470. Kathy Zhao
471. Alex Jones
472. Audrey Ynigez-Gutierrez
473. Sabeen Ahmed
474. Amanda Lehr
475. Kelly A Cunningham
476. Lyn Radke
477. Samantha Beik
478. Luis Carvajal Osorio
479. Ethan Joll
480. Cassidy Parkison
481. Mario Rewers
482. Allyson York
483. Shuang Chang
484. Samantha Turley
485. Mina Shedd
486. Caleb Hampton
487. Trevor Thomas
488. Michael Schulte
489. Shelby House
490. Anna Kelly
491. Mary Bridges
492. Leonard Harris
493. Adrian deSilva
494. Leah Roberts
495. Georgia Anderson-Nilsson
496. Kaitlen Cassell
497. Sterling Hall, Villanova University
498. Christine Dickason
499. Will Compton
500. Adrian White
501. Zac Settle
502. Jennifer Barnes
503. Eric MacPhail
504. Erika Nelson
505. Isaac Schlotterbeck
506. Giovani Bastiani Roggia
507. Desi Hall
508. Yilin Yang
509. Xiaohe Yue
510. Michael Hendricks
511. Dre Davis
512. Shawn Reilly
513. Nick Goodell
514. Cara DeLoach
515. Chelsea Birchmier
516. Mariana V. Ramirez Bustamante
517. Jessica C. Lowe
518. Anabil Munshi
519. Xiangyu Ji
520. Demond Williams
521. Randy Cook
522. Jessica Lee
523. Magana Kabugi
524. Thomas McGlone, Villanova University
525. Jiabing Ruan
526. Serim Huh
527. Colin Bodayle, Villanova University
528. Micaela Harris
529. Steven Powers
530. Whitney Frierson
531. Angelique
532. Matthew Christopher Barna
533. Gabriel Rockhill
534. McKenzie Augusta
535. Jake Abell
536. Emma Banks
537. Marc chen
538. Seth Mayer
539. Akaninyene Ruffin
540. Alfred Prah
541. Ceire Kealty, Villanova University
542. Cailey Kerley
543. Alyssa Bastian
544. Anna Young
545. Viviana Quintero Márquez
546. Carla Hernández Garavito
547. Taiye Winful
548. Shashank Poudel
549. Dylan Irons
550. Daniela Osorio Michel
551. Johnathon Speed
552. Jamie Myre
553. Shelby McNeill
554. Lizzy Thomas
555. Facundo Salles Kobilanski
556. Laura Hodges
557. Haonan Dong
558. Thomas Gorham
559. Ben Curtis
560. Allison Bumm
561. Jason Hughes
562. KISIENYA A. MEDIATRIX
563. Marissa Pardini
564. Jon Fish Hodgson
565. Sarah Hansen
566. Elise Krews
567. Kelly Ann Graff
568. Jasmine Mcghee
569. Margaret Catrambone
570. Ali Arsalan Yaqoob
571. Oscar Peralta
572. Brette Garner
573. Noah Balushi
574. Kalliopi Samiotou
575. Raven Adams
576. Gabriela Ore Menendez
577. Chelsea McQueen
579. Susan Barna
580. Alex Pelegrino
581. Martina Schaefer
582. Caroline Leithner
583. Dongsheng Han
584. Thomas Snyder
585. Edwin Morales
586. Linh Truong
587. Vera Todd
588. Carson Moore
589. Kristin Williams
590. Chunzhu Song
591. Alex Munden
592. Ariana Fowler
593. Katherine Amidon
594. Thi Minh Ngo
595. Peyton McClure
596. Kevin Pereira
597. Anthony Floriani
598. Kelly Knowles
599. Teresa Xu
600. Luanne Eatwell
601. Rachel L Cooley
602. Lisa Muloma
603. Ellie Campbell
604. Curtis Maughan
605. Nadejda I. Webb
606. Maria Fernanda Senosain Ortega
607. Julia Pinette
608. Ishan Ishan
609. Tucker Smith
610. Elvira Aballi Morell
611. Alexis Jameson
612. Andres Ramirez
613. Abigail Searfoss
614. Jade Bing
615. Ly Pham
616. Sophia Lubarsky
617. Margaret Harvey
618. Gregory Rudd
619. Rachana Nitin
620. ZIHANG DENG
621. Amaryah Armstrong
622. Jessica Fletcher
623. Keaton C. Walkine
624. Braden Goveia
625. boomer trujillo
626. Annabelle Bailey
627. Linh Trinh
628. Lindsey Longoria
629. Tessa Popay
630. Ayana Wild
631. Ashley Jones
632. Collins Opoku-Baah
633. Gabriella Robertson
634. Nicholas Hortance
635. Christin Anthony
636. Brenna Appleton
637. V. Eric Kerchberger
638. Kelsey Ensign
639. Jennifer Pilat
640. Alexandria Oviatt
641. Nathaniel Grimes
642. Israel Flores
643. Chelsea Yarborough
644. Brandy Daniels
645. Leonard Curry
646. Stephanie Davis
647. Keegan Osinski
648. Tessa Huffstater
649. Lauren Buck
650. Erin Bratu
651. Qisen Song
652. Kristy Walsh
653. Michael Sekuras
654. Kathleen Larson
655. Timothy Darrah
656. Jacques Linder
657. Shatavia Wynn
658. David Ziemnicki
659. Yuki Hu
660. Kun Wang
661. Chuchuan Hong
662. Sneha Lingam
663. Carol Marulanda Gutierrez
664. Martha Meredith
665. Kimberly Dell
666. Matthew Lenert
667. Courtney Ariel Bowden
668. Remy Styers
669. Tiange Zhang
670. Crosby Palmer
671. Zizheng Luo
672. Kendale Johnson
673. John Ahn
674. Sourav Panja
675. Hayes Cooper
676. Bogdan Chornomaz
677. Nicklas Sapp
678. Lydia Harrington
679. Amanda Sutrisno
680. Maggie Mang
681. Lesley Gill
682. Carwil Bjork-James
683. Idit Dobbs-Weinstein
684. Alex Dubilet
685. Jessie Hock
686. Martin Schmitz
687. Erin Meyers
688. Caroline Malone
689. Madison Wagener
690. Azadeh Hadadianpour
691. Ebehi Iyoha
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