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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Wisconsin: 40 plan hunger strike to protest rising tuition "At least 40 students and staff members plan to stage a three-day hunger strike to protest planned tuition increases in the University of Wisconsin System and to demand tuition rollbacks. The participants will drink water but eat no food from Monday through Wednesday, according to a press release. More than 20 students, teaching assistants and academic staff from UW-Madison are committed to the fast; another 20 people from UW-Eau Claire also plan to participate."
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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.