A Note About Unionization Efforts for WHOI JP Students
The Through the Porthole team acknowledges and supports the efforts of the WHOI Graduate Student Union to form a union that protects all graduate workers. We oppose WHOI’s refusal to recognize graduate student fellows as employees who contribute labor that supports the institution. Graduate student fellows contributed equally to this issue, and all issues, of Through the Porthole, and deserve the same protections as graduate research assistants and graduate teaching assistants.
When you think about grad school, you might imagine spending hours in the lab, taking classes, and working on a manuscript with your advisor. However, many careers after grad school will require interpersonal and communication skills beyond this. What kind of activities are JP students participating in beyond their research?