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Class Assignment Transforms Into Book on Unjust City Planning for Texas Grad Student
Southern Methodist University (SMU) graduate student Collin Yarbrough has used Dallas’ Central Expressway all his life. But it wasn’t until an assignment for his engineering class that he began to see the road in a new light.
July 16, 2021
University of Michigan Seeks Injunction to Stop Graduate Student Protests
University of Michigan President Dr. Mark Schlissel is seeking an injunction to get protesting graduate students back to teaching, The Michigan Daily reported. This comes a day after the Graduate Employees’ Organization voted to extend its strike, citing unmet demands. Schlissel is asking a county circuit court to require GEO members to work by issuing […]
September 15, 2020
Faculty & Staff
The Price of Engagement
One aspect of being a graduate student that I will truly miss are the discounted membership and registration rates for professional and academic associations. I have benefited tremendously from the affordable rates and have been able to present research and network with colleagues throughout the nation. While I understand the need for a higher membership and conference registration rate for non-graduate students for the financial health of the organization, the unspoken truth of needing to engage in several of these organizations can quickly become costly.
December 18, 2019
‘Who Do You Know Went to Cornell?’
A few weeks ago, I entered a convenience store to purchase a portable pack of tissues and eye drops to treat my seasonal allergies. I was wearing a windbreaker jacket with a Cornell University logo on it. As I waited in line to purchase my items, an older White man stopped me and asked, “Who do you know went to Cornell?”
May 21, 2019
Responding to Misconceptions of Being a Graduate Student
Sometimes I get frustrated with myself because I am unable to explain my experiences in higher education to my family and peers. As a first-generation college student, explaining my day-to-day life as a student is challenging. While my family was really supportive and proud that I wanted to pursue a master’s degree, they didn’t really understand the field of higher education or what I can do with that degree.
November 5, 2018
Chicago Native Can’t Escape Feeling of Vulnerability to Violence
Darius Johnson, a Columbia University graduate student, says he left a violent Chicago neighborhood to go to college but says that “feeling completely safe is a luxury I fear I’ll never have, no matter where I am.”
August 30, 2016
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