"The Maryland Alumni Association has multiplied its scholarship offerings and expanded them beyond incoming students. The Alumni Association will provide 5 scholarships of $3,000 to graduate students next fall." More about: Alumni Association Scholarships for Graduate Students: DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012
"Although the new GRE has proved to be a more difficult test for aspiring graduate students, universities across the country including this one are now grappling with how to compare scores between the new and old test." More about: Graduate programs prepare to compare new GRE scores
"The recent economic troubles have sparked four trends that are worsening immediate financial hurdles for almost anyone considering graduate school, causing applications to many graduate programs to fall." More about: 6 Hopeful and 4 Scary Trends for Grad School Grants
"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
"Each year the President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) honors outstanding women on our campus for their exemplary contributions to women and women's issues in higher education. These women will be featured at the 2012 Celebration of Women in March. Awards include one specifically for Outstanding Graduate Student, as well as for Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff, Outstanding Exempt Staff, Outstanding Woman of Color, and Outstanding Woman of the Year." More about: Nominate an Outstanding Graduate Student Woman for University Award: DEADLINE JAN. 15
"Graduate Students are welcome to share their research with the University Community in the Graduate Student Spotlight. Spotlights will be featured on the GSG website and will be eligible for inclusion in University publications." More about: Highlight Your Research!
"Recent student demonstrations in Chile and Colombia are a cause for major concern for their respective governments. At the center of the debate there is a very simple question for which there is not an easy answer: who is supposed to pay for the provision of education for the inhabitants of a country? The citizens themselves and their families, or the state? Is a direct subsidy to the students the best approach, or should institutions be subsidized in order to make education more affordable?" More about: Who Should Pay for Education?
Are you a graduate student looking for fellowship opportunities? The GSG fellowship webpage has been updated with the latest fellowship opportunities for graduate students. More about: Graduate School Fellowships Update
"Enrollments of new international students at American graduate schools grew by 8 percent this fall, the strongest showing since 2006, according to a report released November 8th by the Council of Graduate Schools." More about: U.S. Graduate Schools See Significant Increase in Foreign Enrollments
"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!
"Students who need transcript copies to apply for internships, jobs or graduate school may be unpleasantly surprised to learn those once free documents now come with a hefty price tag." More about: $8 transcript fee now implemented
"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
"The collegiate fairy tale myth supposes that I spoiled myself in early adulthood by avoiding work and going to college. Presumptuous garbage. Like my students today, I had in college an enormous and time-sensitive workload, social pressures, empty pockets, and little sense of physical continuity." More about: The Myth of College as a Fairy Tale
"Students venturing to the second floor of McKeldin Library will find the layout rearranged to create a quieter study space than last year's group setting that some students had dubbed "Club McKeldin." After hearing requests from students for more study rooms, library officials installed partitions to create more private spaces and created a graduate-student-only area, according to libraries Dean Patricia Steele." More about: McKeldin's second floor redesigned
"The number of new students enrolled in the nation's graduate schools in the fall of 2010 fell for the first time in seven years, even though applications for graduate programs that began that year had increased, says a new report by the Council of Graduate Schools. Between the fall of 2009 and the fall of 2010, enrollment of new students fell by 1.1 percent, according to the report, "Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2000 to 2010," which was released on Sep 22, 2011. More about: New Graduate-Student Enrollment Dips for First Time in 7 Years
"The Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service said on Thursday that they are creating a commission to study and recommend ways to help graduate students move more easily through their studies and into careers." More about: New Group Will Examine Ways to Help Graduate Students Move Into Careers
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
The Art and Learning Center, located on the basement level of The Stamp, offers four one-week Summer Arts Camps open to children ages 6-12. The camp runs 9:00am-3:00pm, with after-care available 3:00-5:00pm. Each week, campers will participate in three specialty periods designed to provide focused learning in a specialized field through instruction by an active professional. More about: Children's Summer Art Camp Registration Now Open
Need to borrow a laptop, tablet or e-reader? The University Libraries now offer short-term equipment loans to University of Maryland College Park students. Visit the circulation desk on the first floor of McKeldin Library. More about: University Libraries Now Loan Laptops And Tablets
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