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Topic: Graduate School

Graduate Student Council petitions for extra year of funding for master’s, PhD students

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Graduate Student Council petitions for extra year of funding for master’s, PhD students

April 16, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council has petitioned for an extra year of funding to extend graduate programs, citing instability caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. GSC sent the petition to Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell on April 1.

EEP participants balance jobs, classes

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EEP participants balance jobs, classes

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Since 1999, the Employee Education Program has allowed full-time Brown employees to take college courses for degree programs or job-related development and has provided them with financial support.

GSC discusses unions, international student needs

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GSC discusses unions, international student needs

March 5, 2020 0 comments

At yesterday’s monthly meeting, the Graduate Student Council discussed various GSC initiatives, and members of the Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees bargaining committee shared updates on current union efforts. 

Counseling and Psychological Services director discussed recent developments, including adding two student representatives to the student consultation board to address mental health needs.

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GSC, CAPS address graduate student mental health needs

February 28, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs.

The rally, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, occurred before Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees bargaining committee members sat down to continue negotiating with University representatives over a union contract. Bargaining has been ongoing since last April, though the groups have yet to reach an agreement on several issues.

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Brown graduate students protest for union contract

February 26, 2020 0 comments

“What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now! If we don’t get it? Shut it down.” Chanting to beats banged out on pots and pans, over 100 graduate students and allies marched from the Van Wickle Gates to 225 Dyer Street yesterday.

The Graduate Student Council met for the first time this semester to elect a new vice president of advocacy. They also discussed improving access to mental health support for graduate students, and voted to approve several budget changes.

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GSC elects new Vice President of Advocacy

February 6, 2020 0 comments

Entering the new semester, the Graduate Student Council elected a new vice president of advocacy and discussed programming to improve access to mental health support for graduate students. At its first monthly meeting of the year, the GSC elected Malcolm Thompson GS as vice president of advocacy after he ran unopposed.

Graduate students are advocating for support from CareerLAB, including better career advising for students not intending to go into academia and funding to attend conferences.

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Graduate Student Council looks to CareerLAB for professional support

January 31, 2020 0 comments

In a draft of the Graduate School Strategic Initiative released earlier this month, the Graduate Student Council proposed several changes to bolster career support for graduate students, many of which require collaboration with the CareerLAB.

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.

Meszaros GS: Disentangling grad school and alcohol culture

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Meszaros GS: Disentangling grad school and alcohol culture

September 4, 2019 0 comments

Alcohol use and abuse is a noted problem for undergraduate students, but in my experience, it becomes an accepted and expected part of the culture in grad 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.