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Graduate Student Insurance Options

Aug. 14, 2020

As you plan for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, we wanted to share information on health insurance plans available to graduate students.

Fall Planning Updates for Graduate Students

July 22, 2020

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are the most-important priorities guiding the university’s approach, and we will adjust to the evolving circumstances. I will continue to advocate for the needs of graduate students during these difficult times. 

Below are some updates on policies and resources for graduate students as we approach the fall semester.

A Message from Graduate School Dean Mark J. T. Smith

June 5, 2020

We have closely reviewed many questions and concerns in the recent weeks and have begun taking action in several areas. While the university is also heavily impacted by the recession, we are working to provide the best support possible for our students with the resources available.

Message from Dean Mark J. T. Smith on Protests and Unrest

June 2, 2020

Dear Graduate Community,

The recent ruthless killings of African Americans across the country—including George Floyd, Michael Ramos, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Atatiana Jefferson—have led to protests and unrest across America in response to police brutality and our nation’s continued legacy of racism. 

Graduate Student Career Services & Professional Development

May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, many of you will face a drastically different job market when you graduate. It is more important than ever that you are aware of the many career resources and professional development services available to you, whether you are pursuing academic or professional careers.

Online Teaching & Learning Resources for Graduate Students

May 14, 2020

Many of you will continue to teach and support online classes during the summer. This week, I would like to highlight resources for online teaching and learning that are available to graduate students through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), one of the centers within the Graduate School.

Graduate Student Updates - Health Insurance Options

May 7, 2020

This week, I wanted to highlight health care and insurance options available to you. During the pandemic, it is more important than ever that you have access to health insurance and know about the many resources available across campus.

COVID-19 & Graduate Education Task Force Updates

April 28, 2020

As the spring semester comes to a close, I am writing to provide updates related to COVID-19 and the Graduate Education Task Force. I know these are difficult times for everyone in the campus community.

Graduate School Announces 2020 Award Winners

April 24, 2020

The Graduate School has announced the 2020 winners of its professional and student awards. Generously underwritten by the University Co-op, the awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. 

COVID-19 Updates for Graduate Students

April 20, 2020

I write to you today at the start of the fourth week of online classes with wishes for continued health and safety during these difficult times. The pandemic and shift to online learning has created great challenges for our community, as we all know. Your dedication and hard work has been instrumental in enabling us to make this rapid transition to online course delivery successful.