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The new dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha is a renowned global health researcher, educator and practitioner.

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University appoints Dr. Ashish Jha as new School of Public Health dean

March 10, 2020 1 comment

Dr. Ashish Jha will be joining the University as the dean of the School of Public Health Sept. 2020. Jha is currently the director of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

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Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

March 2, 2020 0 comments

About 40 years ago, one in five American workers were union members; though membership has dropped to about 10 percent since then, labor is still an essential part of the American political landscape.

NLRB extends deadline on proposed graduate student unionization rule

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NLRB extends deadline on proposed graduate student unionization rule

January 29, 2020 0 comments

Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board extended the deadline to submit comments on a proposed rule which would prevent graduate students from being classified as workers.

Wednesday’s meeting took place in the newly renovated Graduate Student Lounge, located underneath Grad Center. The lounge has been outfitted with new flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliances.

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GSC changes bylaws, elects new chair at final meeting of year

December 5, 2019 0 comments

Sitting in the newly renovated Graduate Student Lounge, the Graduate Student Council elected a new chair of nominations, approved two revisions to its bylaws and shared updates on Executive Board initiatives in its final meeting of the semester.

Grad school relaxes leave-taking policies

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Grad school relaxes leave-taking policies

December 5, 2019 0 comments

The Graduate School approved several changes to its leave-taking policies earlier this fall.

Deans Vanessa Ryan and Maria Suarez spoke to students about the University working group’s progress in updating its leave of absence policies.

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GSC elects leadership for 2020

November 7, 2019 0 comments

After serving two years as President of the Graduate Student Council, Alastair Tulloch GS did not run for reelection. He will be replaced by Kathryn Thompson GS, who is currently GSC treasurer and ran uncontested for the position.

At yesterday's UCS meeting, the Council passed two amendments regarding student group recognition.

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UCS amends club recognition policies

October 24, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students passed two amendments to its code of operations concerning student group recognition and heard updates on committee initiatives during its Wednesday meeting.

PhD programs eliminate GRE requirement

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PhD programs eliminate GRE requirement

October 17, 2019 1 comment

The University will no longer require general Graduate Record Examinations scores for 24 of its doctoral programs.

University graduate students gathered on the steps of Campus Center Thursday. The group protested a proposed ruling that would give private universities the power to not recognize graduate student unions.

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Grad students protest proposed NLRB rule

October 4, 2019 2 comments

“Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, the Union makes us strong,” graduate students sang  in support of unionization at the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Grad students and community members participated in a rally midday Thursday, many donning blue “Union Strong” T-shirts.

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Grad Student Council to bring speakers to campus

October 3, 2019 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council announced at its meeting Wednesday evening that they invited two speakers to campus to give talks later this month. Marie Solange Lopes, a teaching fellow  at Stonehill College and founder of blog “The Corporate Sister,” will speak to grad students about personal finance Oct. 17.