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Grad Students Form Organization to Oppose Tuition Changes

The Polytechnic reported that graduates students have formed an independent organization to oppose graduate tuition changes recently approved by the Board of Trustees. The new organization, called the Concerned Graduate Students Association has collected over 550 signatures on a petition detailing "seven concerns and requests" to the Institute's administration.

Although the petition was designed to be presented directly to President Shirley Ann Jackson, it was instead presented to Provost Bud Peterson and Graduate School Dean Tom Apple. The Poly quotes Peterson in a formal response dated April 3: "Our current graduate tuition is substaintially underpriced ... those who choose to continue to enroll as part-time students should be required to pay a competitive price for their education."

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