The following was posted on our Facebook page on October 13, 2018 at 11am:

GEO is aware of recent events that have raised questions regarding on what grounds instructors may deny students letters of recommendation. We are in conversation with Lucy Peterson and are navigating the particularities of her situation and supporting her as a member of our union. In a statement on October 9, President Schlissel and Provost Philbert highlighted the necessity of addressing these questions with new policies. GEO will have future conversations in which we collectively discuss and articulate our position on these issues, and we fully expect that GEO will be included in any and all discussions insofar as these policies affect our role as GSIs.

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Statement Regarding Letters of Recommendation