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Screams of pride to ease the pain

(04/18/07 5:00am)

BLACKSBURG, Va. - "Let's go Hokies!" they yelled. What started as a somber gathering after a tragic massacre ended with students erupting into cheer, a much-needed dose of hope and pride for a beleaguered university. Virginia Polytechnic Institute held a memorial convocation service yesterday afternoon at the university's basketball arena, one day after the deadliest shooting in U.

Applications for grad research award due today

(04/16/07 5:00am)

Today is the deadline for the second-annual GAPSA-Provost's Award for Interdisciplinary Innovation. The two-year-old award, a summer fellowship jointly sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and the Office of the University Provost, consists of a $2,000 monthly summer stipend for graduate and professional students who are pursuing interdisciplinary research.

When a $300 increase isn't enough

(04/13/07 5:00am)

Next year, stipends for graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences will increase from $18,000 to $18,300. But some students are saying that this increase is too small, and that the University should be doing more to fund graduate education. Members of Graduate Employees Together -University of Pennsylvania, a graduate student group that advocates for teaching and research assistants, say the $300 increase is not enough to match inflation and projected cost of living increases in Philadelphia.