Take Action – #DontBanME

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Today we join the National Association of Professional Graduate Students in asking our members to call Congress and tell them to aggressively oppose President Trump’s executive order. 17,000 students at universities and colleges nationwide now live in fear of never being able to finish if they decide to go home to visit family or friends. […]

We are CGE and we ARE Penn State

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The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) has been a long time in the making. For years, Penn State graduate employees have faced problems. After a unilateral decision was made about our health care benefits about four years go, graduate employees decided that working together was the only way to fix the challenges in our community. […]

Stand Against the Executive Order

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We ask everyone to sign this open letter calling on Penn State to protect international students and workers against President Trump's executive order. There are immediate steps that university administration must take, including: Accommodations to protect academic progression for affected individuals Ensure continued funding and employment status for those targeted.  Provide legal resources as necessary […]

What the FICA?

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For many graduate workers, their lives are filled with acronyms. This might come from their work (for me it is BVAR, EPN, SMO, ERGM, TERGM, GERGM…), or from their academic affiliations (APSA, MPSA, SPSA, ASA…), or from their day-to-day work in the University itself (GPSA, LA, GAPS, WGSO…). One of the terms we’ve heard floating […]

Title IX Panel

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The Coalition of Graduate Employees and Women’s Studies Graduate Organization are hosting a panel discussion on Title IX at Penn State. Paul Apicella, Penn State's Title IX Coordinator, and Peggy Lorah, Director of the Center for Women Students at Penn State will be answering questions about what Title IX means at Penn State. Anne Ard, […]

CGE stands in solidarity with APSCUF

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Yesterday faculty and coaches at 14 of Pennsylvania’s public universities went on strike. This is a historic moment: it is the first strike in the history of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), which has had legal bargaining authority for faculty at these schools since 1973, and for coaches since 2000. […]