Graduate Students

How One College Became Ground Zero for Grad-Student Unionization

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

Tania Aparicio, a Ph.D. student in sociology at the New School, saves money by sharing a walk-up apartment with three roommates. 
Despite her work as a teaching assistant, she has built up $80,000 in debt for her graduate studies.
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University administrators don’t view Tania Aparicio as an employee, but she feels like one.

The sociology Ph.D. student at the New School teaches two undergraduate courses, holds office hours, answers students’ emails, and performs research...

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