Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    25
    Issued for: 
    August 3, 2018

    CGS Comments and Statements

     

    CGS Sends Letter in Support of College Student Mental Health Bill

    On Friday, August 3, CGS sent a letter in support of the Higher Education Mental Health Commission Act (S.3106). 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    24
    Issued for: 
    July 27, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    This weekend, the House officially begins its five-week district work period known as August Recess. The Senate will recess for a shorter period starting early next month. Consider ways in which you can use this time to communicate the value of graduate education to your legislators.

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    23
    Issued for: 
    July 20, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Want to better illustrate how graduate education impacts society? Do you have a graduate student with a groundbreaking idea that would benefit the public? If so—consider submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) contest: The NSF 2026 Idea Machine. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    22
    Issued for: 
    July 13, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Engaging graduate students in advocacy can be a powerful way to put a “face” to issues and policies impacting graduate education. 

     

    Congressional Update

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    July 2018 GradEdge

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    3
    Issued for: 
    July 2018

    Flipping the Orientation

     

    Rebecca Aanerud, Interim Dean, Graduate School, University of Washington; Katy DeRosier, Director of Program Development, Graduate School, University of Washington; Eleanor Lee, Director of Communications, Graduate School, University of Washington

    Welcoming Students

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    21
    Issued for: 
    June 29, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    With the August district work period fast approaching, now is the time to begin thinking of ways to connect with your Members of Congress while they are in the district. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    20
    Issued for: 
    June 22, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    On Wednesday, June 27, Inside Higher Ed will host a free webinar at 2:00 pm ET on strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse student body.

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    19
    Issued for: 
    June 15, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Although it appears that the PROSPER Act (HR 4508) currently lacks the support to pass, lawmakers may bring it up for a vote later this year. It could have significant impacts on how graduate students finance their education, both in terms of borrowing and repayment.

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    18
    Issued for: 
    June 8, 2018

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    There have been indications that the PROSPER Act (HR 4508) could come up for a vote on the House floor the week of June 18. As it is currently written, the bill could significantly impact how graduate students finance their education. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    7
    Number: 
    17
    Issued for: 
    May 25, 2018

    CGS Update

     

    This week’s Government Affairs Weekly Update will be the final one for Beth Buehlmann as she is officially retiring at the end of the month. 

     

    Advocacy Opportunity

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