Monthly Archives: February 2021

February 26, 2021

Braiding diverse networks

Professors Kristin Bergmann and Larry Susskind listen fully and compassionately to students. Both are deeply invested in crafting inclusive environments — and many students attest to how effective they are in this endeavor. For their thoughtful advising and wholehearted support of students, Bergmann and Susskind have been honored as “Committed to Caring.” Read more at MIT News.

February 3, 2021

First Graduate Student Experience Grants underway

This past October 2020 marked the launch of the Graduate Student Experience Grants (GSEG), a transformed version of the previous Graduate Student Life Grants which began in 2002. These grants have become a cornerstone for development and funding of graduate student co-curricular activities that promote community-building.

The reimagined Graduate Student Experience Grants have expanded to cover more facets of the graduate student experience. The application process now occurs four times during the year: October, January, April, and July. Funding may be requested for a wide array of activities such as department-, lab-, or center-based student events & activities, student-organized conferences or workshops, and innovative projects. Read more

February 1, 2021

Welcoming Grad Families Administrator Adj Marshall

The Office of Graduate Education is delighted to welcome Adj Marshall as our first Program Administrator for Graduate Student Families. In this newly created role beginning February 2021, Adj will serve as the primary point of contact and a central resource for information and support services to graduate students with children. She will work collaboratively with other MIT administrators to help connect student parents with programs, policies, and other resources to help improve their graduate experience and alleviate the stressors related to raising a family while being a student. Read more