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The TA

by Ebony Tower Contributors
A Teaching Assistant or TA as it is often called is, first and foremost, a job. It is a job in which you may receive payment in the form of a graduate stipend, a salary or, occasionally, as a trade off for subsidized housing and/or meal plans.

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Stipends

by The Ebony Tower Contributors
I’m sure you’re aware that the PhD path will be a challenging one, so unless you have Ducktales money in the bank, the stipend may be your main source of income for rent, food, self-care and even professional endeavors such as presenting your work at conferences or buying data software.

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The Issue of Graduate Student Unionization

by Eddie Kim   Graduate students at private universities across the country are preparing themselves for the end of August, 2016, when they expect the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to pass down a major decision concerning unionization laws at their respective institutions. Rather than engage with how the NLRB should rule on the case, […]

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Fellowships

by The Ebony Tower Contributors Once you have received an offer to attend a graduate program, one of the biggest factors in determining whether or not you can accept said offer, is the funding package. Many doctoral programs provide competitive funding packages to aid your transition into the program and to help sustain you over […]

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