As if the line between political organizing and academic pursuits weren’t blurred enough.
Topic: tax reform
Graduate students in at least fifty universities across the country protested the recent Republican Congress-majority tax reform bill in the House of Representatives and in the Senate due to stripping benefits from college and graduate students.
The University of North Dakota’s School of Graduate Studies sent an e-mail urging faculty and students to push back against the Republican-majority Congress’s efforts to pass tax reform legislation. The sender was the school’s associate dean, Chris Nelson, who said he “feels badly” for the mistake to send it as an official university e-mail.
Swarthmore College’s president wrote to faculty and students to urge Congress to adjust their tax reform legislation, which she claimed would hurt the college.e
As the Chronicle of Higher Education reported: “Most of the benefits, they say, result because endowments are exempt from capital-gains taxes. Mr. Klor de Alva, president of the Nexus center, and Mr. Schneider, a vice…