Topic: Graduate School

SUGSE held a rally April 8 ahead of the start of negotiations with the University to establish a collective bargaining agreement. The University and SUGSE will meet every three weeks for the rest of the negotiations.

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SUGSE, University begin collective bargaining negotiations

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Following graduate students’ vote to unionize in late November, bargaining committees representing Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the University began negotiations toward a collective bargaining agreement earlier this month.

During the Graduate Student Council meeting, grad students discussed a wide array of issues including the council’s Graduate Student Strategic Initiative, increased funds for conferences, housing concerns and grad student representation in academic departments.

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Grad Student Council unveils plan for new Strategic Initiative

February 7, 2019 0 comments

In their first meeting of the semester, the Graduate Student Council presented an updated budget that allotted significantly more money toward conference funding and the GSC’s newly-unveiled Graduate Student Strategic Initiative, which will outline the GSC’s long-term goals. During the meeting, council members outlined the initiative’s purpose and future goals. […]

Graduate school updates grievance procedures

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Graduate school updates grievance procedures

January 25, 2019 0 comments

The Graduate School updated its academic grievance procedures last fall for the first time since 1973.

A bias report submitted through the new system will be reviewed by faculty, staff, undergraduates, graduate students and medical students. It is unclear whether graduate or medical students will be paid for this work.

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Graduate Student Council receives update on new bias reporting system

December 6, 2018 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council heard updates on a bias incident reporting system and clarified the timeline for unionization at its last general body meeting of the fall semester.

Letter: Paxson establishes false dichotomy between unionization and collaboration

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Letter: Paxson establishes false dichotomy between unionization and collaboration

November 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Is there any evidence that unionization at other universities has corroded positive relationships between graduate students and administrators? If there is, President Paxson P’19 would do well to share it.

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize.

Evaluators praised the University’s undergraduate education, Brown Promise and diversity initiatives while criticizing its lack of focus on graduate programs and management of financial resources.

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University receives official re-accreditation

November 11, 2018 0 comments

The University officially received re-accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education last month, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Today@Brown announcement Oct. 31.

University receives grant to fund master’s degrees

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University receives grant to fund master’s degrees

September 25, 2018 0 comments

Doctoral students can continue to receive master’s degrees in the humanities through the “Open Graduate Education Program” following a $1.675 million, five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced Sept. 17 in a University press release.

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Pilot administrative role supports international graduate students

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Associate Dean for Master’s Education Shayna Kessel took on the new role of interim associate dean for international graduate students May 1.

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Letter: University’s stand on graduate student unionization

July 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: In late June 2018, the University entered into a pre-election agreement with the campus-based graduate student union group, Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees. This agreement, which followed several months of negotiation, outlines the terms for a possible union representation election among eligible graduate students at Brown, […]