Recent Departmental Organizing Efforts (2022 & 2023)

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Current Department Organizing efforts:

Biosciences organizing

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) has won:

  • a raise up to $36,000 in Fall 2023 after writing a letter to their program administration signed by the majority of the department
  • This stipend increase applied across MDTP and Genetics!


Mathematics has won:

  • a reasonable timeline for grading midterm exams
  • paid training on grading software
  • the reversal of two attempts to increase TA hours without compensation
  • increased representation on the department committee for TA policies & procedures

Cellular & Molecular Biology has won:

  • a stipend increase of $500
  • an emergency fund for students 
  • increased representation on the committee deciding future stipends


The Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP) has won:

  • a 7% stipend increase for fiscal years ‘22 and ‘23 from a letter signed by a majority of the program
  • a gift fund for students to cover international student fees
  • new DEI committee structure
  • increased program transparency on how decisions are made

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