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GOP tax bill could harm graduate student finances

A proposed Republican federal tax bill, if enacted, could have serious financial impact on graduate student teaching assistants. The tax proposal, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, contains a section that would count tuition reductions for teaching assistants as taxable income.


New grant assists international student parents

The $150,000 grant, called the University Student Service Fees Child Care Assistance Grant, is awarded to the University's Student Parent Help Center each year. All fee-paying University students are eligible, and individual awards are determined on a case-by-case basis. 


UMN program aims to reduce inequality in STEM

More than 20 biology instructors from universities across the country gathered at the University of Minnesota Saturday to brainstorm solutions to inequity in science, technology, engineering and math.


Grad students ban old funding system

After realizing the current funding system was benefiting some graduate students more than others, the Council of Graduate Students voted to outlaw it last month.


U of M nationwide leader in graduate student survey

Three years ago, the University of Minnesota was one of the first schools to spearhead an international graduate student survey aimed at major research universities. Now, the data from the Graduate Student Experience in the Research University — or GradSERU — survey is being compiled and analyzed, and the participating research universities, including the University of Minnesota, hope graduate student issues and achievements will be quantified to improve the grad student experience.


Kaler recommends 15 percent nonresident, non-reciprocity tuition hike

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is recommending a tuition hike targeting out-of-state students. The proposal, which the Board of Regents will discuss at their meeting Thursday, suggests increasing nonresident nonreciprocity (NRNR) tuition by 15 percent, or adding $3,748 to the existing $24,986 price tag. The proposed total for NRNR students for the 2018-19 school year is $28,734.