We had never heard the term “Snowflake.”
If you were a male student you also studied hard enough to avoid the draft.
Courageous Snowflakes Go On Hunger Strike
|Ivy League Academics – Courageous Yale Grad Students|
A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits.
The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home.
“Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away,” the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced.
“We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating.”
Yale doctoral students currently earn a stipend $30,000 a year, receive free health care, and have their $40,000 tuition paid in full, according to Yale News.
The university administration said in a statement that they understood the students concerns, but “strongly [urge] that students not put their health at risk or encourage others to do so.”
As it turns out, the hunger strike might not put anyone’s health in peril.