Efforts to convince Congress that taxing graduate tuition waivers will do irreparable harm to higher education and research in the US are showing signs of progress (House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers). Read more
Concerned about the tax bill and its impact on higher education, especially Graduate students? Read this advice from the Humanities Alliance.
Also, Meghan Duffy at Dynamic Ecology has a useful, thoughtful blog post on the issue.
Wishing you all a successful end to the semester, Read more
With The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Fund, the GC can assist students who are facing short-term financial emergencies. Read more
President Robinson and Provost Connolly voiced serious concerns about the federal tax plan and its impact on our graduate students in letters to New York's Senators. Read their letter to Minority Leader Schumer below. A similar letter was sent to Senator Gillibrand. Read more
The proposed federal tax plan has serious implications for our student community. As proposed, there would be federal taxes on tuition waivers, which would create a financial burden on graduate students here at the GC and across the country. The proposal also includes measures that would saddle college undergraduates with even heavier debt. Read more
Each year more than 220 Graduate Center Ph.D. students receive funding through the Doctoral Student Research Grant (DSRG) program. Read more
I am sorry to inform you that Hurricane Irma has destroyed the Barbuda Archaeological Research Center (BARC), led by Dr. Sophia Perdikaris. Though I am relieved no Graduate Center staff or faculty were among those killed and injured, I am deeply concerned because many of the friends and colleagues who worked with them and maintained the field station on the island remain unaccounted for. I know we all hope emergency services locate everyone and they are all as unharmed as is possible in a disaster of this magnitude. Read more
I am delighted to welcome everyone, faculty and students, to the fall semester, with a particular nod to the new students who are joining us for the first time at the Graduate Center. It is very good to see you all. I hope you had a rewarding and restorative summer. Read more
Professor Ammiel Alcalay (GC/Queens, English) has won an American Book Award in recognition of his work as the founder and general editor of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, a chapbook series that features genre-bending writing. Read more
It is time to take a new, more civically-minded approach to classical studies, according to Graduate Center Provost and Senior Vice President Joy Connolly. Read more