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GET-UP Calls for a Universal One-Year Funding Extension

The following was published as a column in The Daily Pennsylvanian by GET-UP members Elizabeth Bynum, Naomi Zucker, Paige Pendarvis, Erik Broess, and Ben Oyler. Early this fall, the School of Arts and Sciences announced a one-year pause on Ph.D. admissions. This decision came as a shock to graduate students and faculty alike, who hadContinue reading “GET-UP Calls for a Universal One-Year Funding Extension”

GET-UP Position Statement on Delayed Payments at the University of Pennsylvania

March 19, 2020 The University of Pennsylvania expects its graduate student workers to bear unreasonable financial costs that become obstacles to our education. This problem manifests across the graduate schools as delays or gaps in students’ payments. Most pressingly, many who receive a stipend do not receive their first payment until the last day ofContinue reading “GET-UP Position Statement on Delayed Payments at the University of Pennsylvania”

Petition to Protect Students and Workers at Penn Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please click on this link and fill out the Google Form to add your signature to this petition. All are welcome to sign — you do not need to be formally affiliated with Penn to show your support. The form also includes an option to share a testimonial about your experiences or thoughts about theContinue reading “Petition to Protect Students and Workers at Penn Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic”