"Read on for the GSG president Anna Bedford's speech to the Assembly for updates on the GA Advisory Council, potential merger with Baltimore, The Graduate Council and more!" More about: GSG President's Report to the Assembly - December 2011
"Doctoral students in the United States are finishing their degrees faster than at any point since at least 1983. But that's not actually saying much. Their average time-to-degree is still a formidable 7.7 years and that, of course, is for the students who manage to finish at all. By some estimates, more than 30 percent of the students who enter American doctoral programs walk away empty-handed." More about: Help to the Finish Line: Ways to Reduce the Number of Ph.D. Dropouts
"The student housing market analysis conducted by the University of Maryland, the city of College Park, and the College Park City University Partnership that began work in March 2011 is complete and a copy of the final report is now available at the Department of Resident Life website" More about: Student Housing Market Analysis
"Read on for the GSG President Anna Bedford's speech to the Assembly for updates on various topics including the University potential merger with Baltimore, Parental Leave for graduate students, Campus Student Housing Report, President's Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and more!" More about: GSG President's Report to the Assembly - November 2011
"While the Graduate Council endorsed a recommendation allowing graduate assistants parental leave, several Graduate Student Government members said without an official policy, teaching assistants may still not receive enough time at home with their newborns." More about: Graduate council recommends parental leave for assistants
"Read on for the GSG president Anna Bedford's speech to the Assembly for updates on the Health Center Fee, Mandatory Fee, parental leave, TerpMail for graduate students, potential merger with Baltimore and more!" More about: GSG President's Report to the Assembly - October 2011
"A year after the Board of Regents officially guaranteed same-sex spouses of university employees the same professional benefits as heterosexual couples, some university senators and student leaders are pushing to extend those privileges to same-sex domestic partners." More about: U. Senate, SGA debate same-sex benefits
"It's job-market season again, and for those who plan to hire new assistant professors, the usual embarrassment of riches awaits. For more than a generation now, job candidates have been hitting the market with amazing qualifications. Hiring committees routinely choose among applicants who have accomplished much, much more than their interviewers had at comparable stages of our own careers." More about: The Time-to-Degree Conundrum
The Graduate Student Government seeks graduate students to help plan Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) 2012, set for Wednesday, April 11. This exciting event will feature research presentations of graduate students from all disciplines across campus and feature free food, great speakers, and a chance to learn more about graduate research from all around campus. More about: Help Plan Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) 2012!
"Although students are required to pay mandatory fees every year, they have little say in the decision process behind those charges a fact student leaders are trying to change by bringing the issue up with the University Senate. On October 24th, the Senate Executive Committee agreed to review a proposal drafted by Student Government Association President Kaiyi Xie and Graduate Student Government President Anna Bedford calling for more student participation and transparency in the mandatory student fee review process." More about: Senate to review student fee process
"Read on for the GSG president Anna Bedford's speech to the Assembly on Housing concerns of graduate students, parental leave from studies and more!" More about: GSG President's Address to the Assembly : September 2011
During the last assembly meeting of the semester, Anna Bedford submitted this report, covering healthcare, insurance, housing, GRID, GSG Proclamations, and more! More about: President's Report to the Assembly
Welcome back to the new year, and thanks for joining us even before classes have begun. Of course the semester schedule doesn't always mean too much to graduate students, especially if you're ABD or not teaching. More about: President's January Report to the Assembly
At the November Meeting, the President gave this report, covering a very broad range of issues from DOTS Game Day Passes to the establishment of the Library Technology Fee Committee More about: President's Report to the Assembly November 2010
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