Interviews

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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

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

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

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

More Grads on the Board of Trustees? An Interview with Brian Quattrochi (Part I)

This interview is the first in a series of interviews GSS is conducting with UMass Board of Trustee student members, Jen Healy (Amherst), and Brian Quattrochi (Worcester). GSS is in the preliminary stages of initiating a campaign to have more graduate student trustees on the B.O.T. (presently there is only one, Brian), and wanted to … Continue reading