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Topic: Graduate School

Graduate Labor Organization ratified its first contract with the University and appointed its first executive board last year.

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Graduate students raise concerns over union transparency, communication

January 12, 2021 1 comment

When Igor Cerasa GS joined the Graduate Labor Organization, a student employee union that advocates for graduate workers’ needs and protections, he was optimistic.

One organizer said that the transition online for the Flash Talks may come at the cost of networking between graduate and medical students.

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Research in Medicine Flash Talks creates online bridge between graduate and medical students

October 28, 2020 0 comments

Research in Medicine Flash Talks, an initiative to connect medical and graduate students, will take place online this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

GCS president Kathryn Thompson expresses excitement over the University’s new efforts to address graduate students’ mental health needs.

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GSC works to promote graduate student mental health amid COVID-19 pandemic

October 25, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council has been planning self-care activities to bolster support for graduate students’ mental health, particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the additional stress it causes.

PhD student admissions in several departments, including the history department, have been suspended for the 2021-2022 academic year due to logistical challenges and budget constraints related to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Several departments suspend PhD admissions for 2021-22 academic year amid pandemic

October 19, 2020 3 comments

Several departments have suspended doctoral admissions for the 2021-22 academic year, the University announced Oct. 7. The decision comes amid budget constraints and logistical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Ashish Jha shares a photo on twitter, capturing his excitement to work across departments in promoting global public health.

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Public health leader Ashish Jha begins as dean of Brown University School of Public Health

September 14, 2020 1 comment

In his new role as the Dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha will use his expertise to advance public health at Brown by building upon its strategic plan and ensuring academic excellence within Brown’s interdisciplinary environment.

Balancing daily life, academics and public health concerns with the potential undergraduate return to campus, graduate students navigate unprecedented circumstances this fall.

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Graduate students worry about safety as fall semester begins, more students return

September 9, 2020 0 comments

Graduate students entering the fall semester are concerned about access to campus resources and safety, especially with the looming return of some of the undergraduate population.

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.