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posted on: 12 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

"International graduate students cite issues with jobs, housing and on-campus representation." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:Foreign students face hardships

posted on: 11 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is seeking a new Director of Operations (Graduate Assistant) for the Spring 2010 semester. More about:The GSG is seeking a new Director of Operations

post categories: Announcements

posted on: 11 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

Renee Baird Snyder, PhD., the coordinator for Course Evaluations at the University of Maryland, talked with the Graduate Student Government about the online course evaluation review process. More about:New Functionality in Course Evaluation Reporting

posted on: 10 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

Amanda Berger, a graduate student member of the Academic Planning Advisory Committee, spoke to the GSG Assembly about iincreases in transparency highlighting the decision-making process at the Office of the Provost. More about:Program creation, mergers, and elimination: issues in transparency

posted on: 02 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

"When night falls, the campus becomes a different place." Read the full article over at the Diamondback. More about:GSG airs concerns about campus safety

posted on: 18 Nov 2009

Source: Diamondback

"Environmental activists who have been fighting to preserve the Wooded Hillock expressed shock and confusion after East Campus' primary developer Foulger-Pratt/Argo Investment pulled out of the project late last week, because no one seems to know what impact this turn of events will have on the forest." Read the full article here. More about:Wooded Hillock's status uncertain

posted on: 16 Nov 2009

Source: Diamondback

"East Campus' primary development team, Foulger-Pratt/Argo, pulled out of the project last week, in a move university officials acknowledged will delay the 38-acre development's schedule and scale back its scope." Read the article at the Diamondback More about:Developer pulls out of East Campus project

posted on: 09 Nov 2009

Source: University Health Center

November 16 - 21 is "You Belong: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week" at the University of Maryland. Please join us in a community effort to raise awareness about and prevent suicide in our community. More about:You Belong: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week: Nov 16 - 21

post categories: University Events

posted on: 09 Nov 2009

Source: Graduate Student Life

The programs and events of Veterans Appreciation Week are intended to honor the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the institution who have served their country and who continue to serve in the military. More about:Veterans Appreciation Week

posted on: 09 Nov 2009

Source: Graduate Student Life

Every November, the University of Maryland community celebrates American Indian Heritage Month by reflecting on the experiences and acknowledging the contributions of Native/Indigenous tribes and peoples of North and South America. More about:American Indian Heritage Month Events

post categories: University Events

posted on: 09 Nov 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) seeks a webmaster to take care of the content (news, events, pages) on the GSG website. More about:GSG Seeks Webmaster

post categories: Announcements

posted on: 05 Nov 2009

Source: Diamondback

"Graduate school administrators are in the process of reevaluating the size of dozens of doctoral programs, but Graduate Student Government leaders fear the initiative could harm graduate students." Read the full story here More about:GSG officials skeptical of plans to adjust doctoral enrollment

post categories: Announcements

posted on: 04 Nov 2009

Source: FYI

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance. More about:Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

posted on: 04 Nov 2009

Source: FYI

The health center has changed their hours for the seasonal flu vaccine. More about:New SEASONAL Flu Vaccine Hours Effective

posted on: 04 Nov 2009

Source: FYI

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. Nomination material for the 2010 Celebration of Women is now available. More about:PCWI Award Nominations Now Open!

posted on: 04 Nov 2009

Source: Diamondback

"When the university unveiled its strategic plan two years ago, it was a strong sign it was finally acknowledging that compensation -- including stipends, salaries and benefits -- was too low for graduate students. A report issued by an 18-member committee examining the treatment of graduate assistants at public universities in the state essentially came to the same conclusion, a strong indicator change is needed in how graduate assistants are treated at this university. We believe that change is unionization." Read the full story at the Diamondback More about:Staff editorial: Grouping grads

posted on: 04 Nov 2009

Source: Diamondback

"A report intended to create consensus on the tricky topic of unionization for graduate students and adjunct faculty instead revealed some deep divides between transient educators and state and university officials when it was released this week." Click here for the full story from the Diamondback. More about:Graduate assistants, officials clash on unionization

posted on: 29 Oct 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

Along with the launch of the online Event Funding Request system are several other improvements. Most importantly is the full introduction of the student login and suggestion pages. There are also plans to improve the ability to share links, show Graduate Student Spotlights, and improve the GRID interface in preparation for GRID 2010. More about:New website features

post categories: Announcements

posted on: 29 Oct 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

The GSG Webmaster, in coordination with the Budget & Finance Committee and the Chief of Staff, has developed an online Event Funding Request (EFR) system to help streamline the EFR funding process and to maintain a better record of funding decisions. More about:Online EFR System Running!

post categories: Announcements

posted on: 26 Oct 2009

The Stamp Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members. The SAB advises The Stamp's Director on all matters affecting the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life. Meetings are every other week. Applications and more information are available online. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 20, no later than 4:00pm. More about:Applications for the Stamp Advisory Board Available

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