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Update on Graduate Student Unionization

From: Michele Rasmussen, Dean of Students in the University
To: Graduate Students, Faculty and Academic Appointees
Subject: Update on Graduate Student Unionization
Date: September 22, 2017
As we start the new academic year, I wanted to give you an update on the status of the election petition filed by the American Federation of Teachers and American Association of University Professors, which seek to form a union composed of approximately 2,200 graduate students in several academic divisions.

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Any reporting on these documents risks presenting a profoundly incomplete as well as outdated picture of some University projects, operations and announcements.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.