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Social justice now

Observer Viewpoint | Monday, November 3, 2003

In February, the administration cut the graduate student health insurance subsidy for lack of funds. Notre Dame has now 100 million worth of building projects green lighted. It has received 50 million from one donor alone. When will it reinstate the health care subsidy?

Right now, a number of graduate students are forbidden by the University from taking a second job to support their families. Right now, there are graduate student families struggling to pay their insurance costs. Right now, there are fathers sending their families away because they cannot pay their health care bills.

That this happens at a such a well endowed Catholic university is a moral failure. Notre Dame needs to accompany its grand plans for a peace institute with some economic social justice, right now.

Jim Hogangraduate studentNov. 2