Scaling the Tower, Scholar Spotlight

Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Gina Garcia (Part II)

PART II – In the first part of the interview, we spoke a lot about Dr. Garcia’s path to academia and advice she had for doctoral students related to navigating the job market. Part II of the interview is dedicated to discussing her research on Hispanic Serving Institutions and her thoughts on the role of universities in building a […]

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Scaling the Tower, Scholar Spotlight

Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Gina Garcia (Part I)

The Ebony Tower’s Daphne Penn had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gina Garcia, Assistant Professor of Administrative and Policy Studies at University of Pittsburgh, for the Scholar Spotlight. In addition to her position as a tenure-track professor at Pitt, Dr. Garcia is also a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and a Spencer/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral […]

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Get A Grip, Get Uplifted

Run This Town Tonight

by The Ebony Tower Contributors  In the summer of 1992, when my limbs were still long and lean, and hips were but a distant dream, I double knotted my Ross purchased BKs, took my mark, and promptly whooped little Davie from down the street in a foot race. For one, hot, summer Saturday, I was […]

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Get A Grip, Get Uplifted

11 Tips for Fall Semester Self-Care

by The Ebony Tower Contributors
Somehow it’s the end of August again, and soon we’ll be back to the daily grind of classes, meetings, too little sleep, and too much caffeine. The Ebony Tower wants to offer you some tips to maintain your sanity this Fall and to commit to your most important assignment of all: Self-Care.

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Get In The Know, Get Lit

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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Get In, Grad FAQs

Why Location Matters

by The Ebony Tower Contributors
“Location, location, location”, they say in Real Estate. So it goes in PhD programs as well. Your experience in academia will be shaped by many things—the institution you choose, your cohort, the relationships you build with faculty and the location in which you wish to study.

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