“[The offered settlements] frankly didn’t have many of the features we would have liked to protect us from the University breaking our agreements like they did during the last campaign,” said Jaron Kent-Dobias grad, CGSU communications and outreach.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 shared a personal #MeToo experience from her time at Cornell and voiced support for the movement on Sunday. Ginsburg was attending the Sundance Film Festival for the premier of RBG, a documentary that covers her life and career, according to The Washington Post. During an interview with Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for NPR, Ginsburg recalled that her chemistry instructor at Cornell once gave her a practice exam that she later discovered was the same as the actual exam. “I knew exactly what he wanted in return,” Ginsburg said. “And that’s just one of many examples.”
Despite what Ginsburg described as the dominant “boys will be boys” attitude toward sexual harassment at the time, she did not let this incident go.
The provision in question, part of the tax reform bill recently passed by the House of Representatives, would repeal section 117(d) of the Internal Revenue Code that classifies a qualified tuition reduction as a non-taxable benefit. This would effectively tax qualified tuition reductions for many graduate students nationwide.