"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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
"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 DiamondbackMore about:Staff editorial: Grouping grads
"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
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.
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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!
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.
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The USM is looking for a new Student Regent to serve in the 2010-2011 academic year. The Student Regent serves as a full member of the Board of Regents. Click 'more' for a fuller description and the application.
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The Diversity Plan will be presented at the "Moving Diversity Forward" Town Hall meeting on October 27, 2009. To prepare for the event the Diversity Committee of the GSG is soliciting feedback on the draft (which should be available here on the 20th), and your opinions regarding the role graduate students should play.
More about:Diversity Plan: We need your comments!