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Kingston Discusses Future of Student Trustee Voting, Improving Wellman, and More

GSS sat down with incoming UMass Amherst student trustee, Megan Kingston, to discuss her goals for the position, and her thoughts on working on behalf of all UMass students in the coming year. This interview is part of an ongong GSS initiative to research, educate, and campaign around increasing graduate student representation on the UMass … Continue reading

New GSS Officers Bring Momentum, Shared Work Experience

The Graduate Student Senate announced the results of its officer election on Friday citing a much higher than usual turnout of 534 total votes, or roughly 13% of all voting-eligible graduate students. All three winners are current GSS staff or officers who combined during the campaign period to form a unified ticket with considerable collective … Continue reading

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Graduate Research Corner: Keri DeJong on “Youth Oppression” [Part II]

Part II Q: It does. It becomes about producing future adults. A: And that you as a parent are fully and completely responsible for everything your child is able to learn, not able to learn, what they do, what they don’t do, when really your child is a human being and influencing a lot of … Continue reading

Graduate Research Corner: Keri DeJong on “Youth Oppression” [Part I]

Interview conducted by Matthew P. Ferrari, GSS Publicity & Outreach Coordinator. I sat down with Keri DeJong (doctoral candidate in Social Justice Education) to discuss her innovative dissertation project, “On Being and Becoming: An Exploration of Young People’s Perspectives on Status and Power in Childhood,” which considers childhood as a socially constructed category, and might … Continue reading

An Interview With Jen Healy (Part II)

In this second part of our interview with undergraduate student trustee, Jen Healy, we discuss a number of important issues beyond the questions surrounding the Wellman document raised in part one. Jen discusses what led her to run for student trustee, her work with CPPA, and trying to improve public funding for higher education in … Continue reading

A Report on GEO’s Campaigns and Goals, 2012-2013

I can imagine no better way to celebrate GEO’s 22nd anniversary than bargaining and ratifying our newest contract in record time.  Over the past couple of years, graduate students have consistently demonstrated a strong ability to organize and mobilize – not only fellow GEO/UAW members- but across the spectrum of community interest groups and stakeholders. … Continue reading

Graduate History Association Hosts Annual Conference

The Graduate History Association will hosts its annual conference on March 9th, 2013. The deadline for submissions is just one week away! Here is the CFP: “Competing Visions: Changing Landscapes in the Past, Present, and Future” Call for Conference Proposals: Deadline January 15th, 2013 The Graduate History Association of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites … Continue reading

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