The organizers of the rally — a graduate student group called Underpaid at UT — delivered a petition requesting members of the University Budget Council, chaired by President Gregory Fenves, to fully fund graduate student tuition by next fall and to produce a plan to pay graduate students a living wage.
For a lot of people, college is a time for exploration — whether it be through academics, student organizations or other extracurriculars. However, not every student is having a “Pitch Perfect” college experience.
The University released a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the incident, saying the disruption of the speaker violates University rules and goes against free speech values. UTPD encourages anyone with more information to call 512-471-4441, ext. 9.
When one of our readers asked us, “What does UT’s lobbying effort look like? How does it compare to other major state public universities?” we looked into it as a part of Curious Capitol, a series where we answer reader-submitted questions.