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Toomey’s got mail: Grad students deliver letters

Caitlin Schroering spoke at the protest outside of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Downtown office Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

December 7, 2017

The Grinch is best known for stealing Christmas, but he left Whoville and showed up on the doorstep of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Downtown office Wednesday. It was a blustery day, windy and in the low 40s, but Ph.D. epidemiology student Abby Cartus attributed the conditions to something other than ...

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

December 7, 2017

The Republican Party has once again proven itself to be an enemy of science and higher education — this time in the form of its new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a vote of 51-49 during the early hours of Dec. 1, the Senate passed the GOP’s latest plan — a draft riddled with last-minute revisions scribbled in its margins — just ho...

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