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YDS releases petition, first formal student response to U. workers' rights since 2003

YDS circulated the petition following a Town Hall on May 9, 2018, during which the petition’s issues were brought  to public attention. The petition highlights ongoing problems with wages and benefits, managerial harassment, hiring practices, and more. YDS worked closely with the Service Employees International Union Local 175 to produce the petition document, which is a result of over thirty interviews with workers in Dining Services, Facilities, and other departments. The petition is directed at President Eisgruber, the Board of Trustees, and the Provost’s Office.

Liz Fuller-Wright takes circuitous path to science writing at the U.

Science writer Liz Fuller-Wright pinpoints her interest in science writing to her freshman year in college. Confused by a concept in her environmental chemistry course, she went door to door looking for someone who could help her. She was stunned by the number of people who said they couldn’t do science or didn’t want to do science. 

Fraud incident reported on campus

At 12:41 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, a fraud occurred on campus in front of Nassau Hall. The incident was reported to the Department of Public Safety at approximately 1:45 p.m. the same day.

Sprinkler system floods hallway, rooms in Forbes Annex

At about 12:05 p.m. on Apr. 24, a sprinkler system in the Forbes Annex was mistakenly activated, flooding three rooms and the surrounding hallway. “There was an inch of water on the ground,” said lead custodian Marva Perdriel. 

Two students selected for this year's Dale fellows

Xiaodi Alice Tang ’18 and David Lind ’18 have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowships. The fellowship provides a $35,000 grant for a year after graduation to explore a creative project of interest.