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UWM AAUP ANNUAL MEETING

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Protect the Role of the Humanities in Public Life!

From the National Humanities Alliance:

The most recent Presidential Budget Request calls for the elimination of

  1. the National Endowment for the Humanities;
  2. the elimination of the National Historic Records and Publications Commission, a critical source of grants for preserving our heritage and making it accessible to the public;
  3. the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), along with other cultural agencies;
  4. and the elimination of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays!

Take action to oppose these proposals!

Join us at these exciting upcoming events!

IMPORTANT: TODAY, Friday 2/9: ORGANIZING EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW.

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EVENT 1: AAUP Organizing and Training Event with Monica Owens, Department of Organizing and Services, AAUP National

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th 

9 AM- 12 Noon

Location: Curtin 175

            Agenda

            9-11 am             Recruitment strategies and chapter organizing

            11-12 noon     Student allies

Bring 3 friends! Monica Owens, based in Washington D.C., is an organizer with wide-ranging experience, specializing in campaigns and advocacy for K-12 and higher education.

 

EVENT 2: Roundtable discussion

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th

12:00 PM

Location: UWM, Honors House 196

Open to all UWM and UW-System faculty, staff, and students

 

EVENT 3: Bagel hour lunch with graduate students

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

12:00 PM

Location: UWM, Center for 21st Century Studies, 9th floor Curtin Hall

Open to all graduate students

 

EVENT 4: Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, followed by reception

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

4:00 PM

Title: Does the U.S. Need Public Universities?

Location: UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th floor conference center

Free and open to the public

 

 

Help Save Graduate Education

From the AAUP:
The tax bill passed by the House of Representatives threatens to devastate graduate education by reclassifying tuition waivers as taxable income–a move that, if it becomes law, would result in an untenable financial burden for many graduate students. It would also repeal the current Student Loan Interest Deduction, which would result in an increased cost of roughly $24 billion to student borrowers over the next decade. The Senate Bill did not include these provisions.
You can help stop these provisions from becoming law. 
As the House and Senate work to reconcile their bills, it’s vital that you tell your Members of Congress that you oppose the House version. Call or write your Members of Congress today through this advocacy link provided by the National Humanities Alliance: http://p2a.co/ZkGXFz8.
Download a sign to hang on campus here.
Learn more about the proposal to tax tuition waivers here: http://www.nhalliance.org/senate_passes.
Local opportunities to protest the grad tax:
FightTheGradTax
ProtestFlyerGradTax
Meet up with others passionate about democratic public education:
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