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SHIP gets set to sail, families may be left at the dock

In the next few weeks, a request for proposals (RFP) will be sent out for insurance providers to submit bids for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). GSS successfully lobbied for graduate and undergraduate student inclusion on the committee that sets the parameters for the RFP in a meeting this fall (despite Chancellor Robert Holub’s … Continue reading

Bill Cunningham ‘lets the streets speak to me’

By RACHEL THIBAULT Department of Communication Who is Bill Cunningham? To start, he’s an enigmatic octogenarian and fixture of the streets of New York. He’s obsessed with the wild styles and bold colors of New Yorkers, yet wears a simple blue smock and a pair of khakis while photographing fashion’s flashiest. He rides a Schwinn … Continue reading

Campus to be smoke-free: Does an enforcement policy need ‘teeth’ to be effective?

by CHRISTOPHER SWEETAPPLE Department of Anthropology In the last couple months, I’ve sat on the committee charged with making recommendations to the Chancellor to implement a campus-wide ban on tobacco products. It’s not a question of whether or not to pursue the ban. The ban is coming—on July 1, 2013, to be exact. This committee’s … Continue reading

Dueling letters about changes to our healthcare

The following are two letters, one from the chancellor to the campus community and the other a response from a grad student. To the Campus Community: I am writing today to provide an update on the university’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). At my request, a special committee is exploring possible modifications to SHIP as … Continue reading


The weather is cold and the workload is heavy, but the semester ahead for the Graduate Women’s Network (GWN) is shaping up to be an exciting one. Over the course of Spring 2012, the GWN will continue earlier programming while introducing a number of new seminars, events, and groups. As always, all GWN events are … Continue reading

Ask Hors D’oeuvres

  Dear Hors, After dating for a year, my ex and I split up because he was tempted by the fruit of another and started sleeping around with women from two different graduate departments. We managed to become friends again after we broke up, but I still have feelings for him. We were always good … Continue reading