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Graduate Student Unionization

To: Graduate Students, Faculty, and Academic Appointees
From: Daniel Diermeier, Provost
Subject: Graduate Student Unionization
Date: September 13, 2017
Providing graduate education is central to what we do at the University of Chicago. The goal of that education is to give students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential for scholarship and discovery in their chosen fields and to be able to communicate effectively about their fields and work.

University statement on publication of inappropriately obtained documents

We recently learned that paper copies of confidential documents containing information related to University of Chicago planning and operations have been inappropriately obtained and shared with the Chicago Maroon, the University’s student-run newspaper.
Any reporting on these documents risks presenting a profoundly incomplete as well as outdated picture of some University projects, operations and announcements. This is particularly true regarding the University’s finances and how academic decisions are made.