ISS PhD Students Stage Sit-In
The ISS PhD Committee has counteracted with the argument that PhD students receive other privileges such as insurance, photocopy cards, and book allowances. These perks add up to an amount which brings the monthly total to over 1800 guilders. Though the issue is far from being settled, the students have scored their first successes. The sit-in has resulted in the creation of a working group, composed of both students and ISS staff, which will look into the matter in greater detail. Their actions have also resulted in the appointment of a PhD representative who will attend future Committee meetings.