A heavily debated topic in academia is whether or not graduate students should be considered students or university employees. Last year, Columbia University sent a shock through the system after ruling that they should be considered the latter and given benefits to reflect such. Universities across the country have slowly started to get involved in similar legal battles on their own campuses, including the University of Chicago.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger delivered news that the war had ended in Galveston, Texas.
Until recently, 22-year-old Naquasia LeGrand was sweeping floors, preparing food and serving customers as an employee for KFC for $7.25 an hour. That was just 15 months ago and before she was recruited by union organizers to join a campaign for higher pay.
Now, the Brooklyn native has become one of the most visible faces of a movement that has been demanding a $15 an hour wage and union representation for fast food workers.