March 10, 2014
Graduate Students at Cornell U. Push for Right to Workers’ Compensation
Rick Olivier for The Chronicle
Richard Pampuro sliced his forearm on a shard of broken glass at a Cornell University protein-engineering lab in August.
The accident, which the Ph.D. student in chemical engineering says left him with several severed tendons and a destroyed ulnar artery, led graduate-student leaders to ask whether master’s and doctoral students who are injured while doing university-related work have a right to workers’ compensation.
The students think they