Local Highlights and Events

Chapter Meeting, 7 p.m. Wed, Mar 29 Visual Arts Building, Room 125.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide
an opportunity for members and guests to discuss recent federal and state legislation and legislative initiatives, executive orders, and campus developments, with specific focus on their ramifications for academic

If members have suggestions for the agenda, please send them to Chapter President Katherine Tachau.

"In recent negotiations, the administration has refused to commit to providing
graduate student employees with quality health care benefits in their next
contract with COGS. [...] But the expected changes to Chapter 20 would affect
only what unions like COGS can negotiate, not what employers can offer. Any
uncertainty about future legislative changes has nothing to do with the ethical
obligation to treat graduate students fairly."

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Highlights and events from around the academic world

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University, 7 pm, Tue, Mar 7, Shambaugh Auditorium.

"Together with the national AAUP, the University of Iowa AAUP chapter strongly opposes President Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries."

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