Post Tagged with: "graduate students"

VIEWPOINT: Graduate Students Deserve a Seat at the Table

At a time when national publications like The Atlantic speak of a “Republican war on college,” it is imperative that graduate workers have a say in their wages, hours and working conditions. Over the past year, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees — a group of master’s and doctoral students[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Defending Our Education

The Republican tax bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 represents a threat to the livelihoods of graduate students. Right now, tuition for most Ph.D. students is waived — in exchange for their work in research and teaching — and tax-free. The new bill proposes[Read More…]

by November 28, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Tax Bill Could Negatively Affect Graduate Students

The Republican tax bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday could have a strong negative effect on Georgetown graduate students receiving financial aid. The bill, proposed by House Republicans on Nov. 2, is aimed at reshaping the tax code, including reducing the number of income tax brackets from[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News

Student Health Advisory Board to Launch Next Semester

A student health advisory board is set to launch next semester as a platform for students to voice health concerns on campus. Administrators originally planned to establish the board this semester, a plan that was announced in February but did not come to fruition. The university now plans to get[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

New Career Center to Prioritize Grad Students

A new career center for graduate students separate from the Cawley Career Center is expected to launch in July 2018, the Office of the Provost announced Sept. 27. The new center will focus on specific graduate career and professional advancement counseling. The decision to create a new career center came[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Unionization a No Go for GSO

As graduate students at private institutions across the country have begun pushing for recognized unions, the Georgetown Graduate Student Organization, which primarily concerns itself with community-building, has chosen to forgo unionization. In November, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee under the United Automobile Workers labor union at New York University became[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Clubs for Grad Students, Too

When Georgetown’s Ultimate’s Catholic Justice Team faces off in tournaments, opponents are likely unaware that among the freshmen stands doctoral candidate Danton Noriega-Goodwin. Noriega-Goodwin, who is pursuing a doctorate in economics, joined the Ultimate team three years ago when he first started his graduate program. “Ultimate is for me an[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Cheh Rallies Against Campus Plan

Mounting community opposition to the 2010 Campus Plan gained a new ally on March 17, when D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) declared her intention to testify against the proposal. Cheh made the announcement at a Foxhall Community Citizens Association meeting, after the FCCA unanimously voted against the plan. The[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, City News, News