After almost three weeks of striking, NYU has issued some strong words for the graduate students who are striking to have a union. NYU President John Sexton said that if grad students do not resume their duties as teaching assistants by December 5, they will lose their stipends and teaching assignments - but will still have "health benefits and tuition remission," according to the Washington Square News. The head of the grad students' organizing group, Michael Palm, told the NY Times, that the threat "demonstrates that the administration cannot complete the semester without our labor. They are trying to intimidate our members back to work in time to clean up the semester." Faculty and students had mixed opinions about the university's announcement: On the one hand, they want their classes to go back to normal; on the other hand, they sympathize with the graduate assistants, though some professors are moving their classes back on campus.