Graduate students around the country walked out of their classes, office hours, and research labs to protest the House Republican tax plan Wednesday.
“This plan is going to be disastrous for higher ed,” said Jack Nicoludis, a Harvard graduate student in chemistry, who helped organize a protest on the campus. He said the bill would more than double his taxes.
In exchange for teaching courses or teaming up with professors on research projects, universities don’t charge many Ph.D. students tuition, and give them modest stipends. The House bill would end the tax break students get on the value of their tuition waivers.