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Whither the Wellman: An Interview With Jen Healy (Part I)

This interview is a continuation of an ongong GSS initiative to research, educate, and campaign around increasing graduate student representation on the UMass Board of Trustees, and also in assessing and analyzing the present state and limitations of the Wellman document and the powers it grants both grads and undergrads at UMass. You can read … Continue reading

E.G.O. to Host 5th Interdisciplinary Conference: “Citizenship and Its Discontents”

The English Graduate Organization is hosting its 5th interdisciplinary conference this coming March 30th, 2013. The CFP follows: Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Saturday, March 30, 2013 Roundtable Participants: Priscilla Wald (Duke University; Past President of ASA), Nick Bromell (UMass- Amherst), and Sut Jhally (UMass-Amherst) Please send proposals … Continue reading

An Interview With Brian Quattrochi (Part II)

Part II  Q: There are always conversations here (GSS) about funding for graduate students, policies around how long we get funding, how much, and so on. And usually this has something to do with state allocation, which is never enough of overall operating expenses. So what’s been your experience with how the B.O.T. takes a … Continue reading