"It is no secret that for the last two decades, there has been a need for child care for the university community. To this end, it was heartening to see a strong push this semester to secure on-campus child care options. Unfortunately, we were dismayed by the invited child care consultant who came to the university Friday." Read the full article at the Diamondback
This article was written by the Graduate Student Government and published in the Diamondback.
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"The Committee for the Review of Student Fees voted last night to investigate student use of dorm landlines -- a measure that may save students $200 in fees that committee members said largely go to waste." Read the full article at the DiamondbackMore about:Board OKs small fee hikes
The University Senate Office is now accepting candidacy applications for those graduate students who wish to be elected as Senators for the 2010-2011 academic year. The deadline for candidacy submission is March 26, 2010.
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"University President Dan Mote announced his resignation yesterday, ending a 12-year period in which he led the university to unprecedented successes while consistently battling eroding state support for higher education." Read the full article at the DiamondbackMore about:MOTE TO RETIRE
"Plant sale will cost the city $260K in property taxes. The university has made an offer to compensate the city for the hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax revenue it will lose if the university's move to buy the Washington Post Company's College Park plant goes through." Read the full article at the DiamondbackMore about:University will compensate city for revenue loss
The GSG Assembly met on January 29, 2010, and heard from College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows, City Councilmember Marcus Afzali, and the Dean of Libraries, Patricia Steele. It also considered a resolution on parental leave for childcare or adoption, and considered a funding request.
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"GSG says taking leave can ruin budding academic careers. Graduate student leaders are calling for the creation of a fund that would offer benefits equivalent to maternity and paternity leave for graduate assistants, replacing a procedure students worry could endanger their academic careers." Read the full article at the DiamondbackMore about:Graduate assistants seek maternity leave help
"University President Dan Mote backs combination of life and physical sciences schools. A committee met for the first time Friday to discuss the possibility of combining the colleges of chemical and life sciences and computer, mathematical and physical sciences, which top administrators say will increase collaboration among departments." Read the full article at the DiamondbackMore about:Science colleges to study merger