In a recent essay in The Independent, Graduate Center Provost and Senior Vice President Joy Connolly makes the case that expertise — the kind that doctoral programs cultivate — is what the world needs right now. Read more
Analyzing voter data from the U.S. Census, researchers found that the number of Latinos who are eligible to vote tripled to more than 26.6 million between 1992 and 2016. Read more
The Graduate Center and the American University of Beirut partnership. Read more
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
A new study, Visual Earth, from researchers at the Graduate Center Cultural Analytics Lab is shining a light on how people around the world. 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