Graduate students stage protest at OSU over concerns of returning to campus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A group of graduate students at the Ohio State University are protesting the return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, among other concerns. 

According to the Graduate Student Labor Coalition, a car caravan protest will circle the OSU Columbus campus, beginning from Bricker Hall on Annie and John Glenn Avenue, starting at 1p.m, Tuesday, and will be followed by a socially-distanced rally at and around Bricker Hall. 

According to the coalition, graduate students will be protesting the dismissal of their concerns about the return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The group will also be demanding: 

  • The right to opt-out of all in-person activities during the pandemic. 
  • The reinstatement of cost of living adjustments for graduate students. 
  • A meeting with administrators to discuss the demands in the GSLC’s June 16th open letter, as well as additional demands around anti-racism. 

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