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The blog is a collection of ideas, perspectives, and stories curated in partnership with graduate students, creating a space to connect, inspire, and illuminate the experiences of graduate life.

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Aerodynamics, Golf, and a Reality Show: Engineering Students Compete on National Television Tonight

While packing my one backpack for a conference in Europe last summer, I received an email from the College of Engineering. It said that Wilson Golf is looking for contestants for their driver design competition to air as a reality television show on the Golf Channel where the winner receives the largest prize in Golf Channel history, $500,000. I couldn’t believe my eyes. First, I love to golf. I grew up in a farm town in Nebraska, where the course I golfed on had sand greens (yes, the greens were sand instead of grass).

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Not Just a New Name, But New Ways of Thinking: The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship

At the start of this term, I stepped into a new role as a Graduate Student Staff Assistant with the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship. One of my first official responsibilities was helping to coordinate and facilitate an event marking the renaming of Rackham's Arts of Citizenship to the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship (RaPPS). For me, this was equal parts exhilarating and intimidating.

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Announcing a Restructure of Rackham's Programming for Graduate Students

Rackham’s Office of Graduate Student Success has been integrated into the Dean’s Office under a new unit: Graduate Student Programs. The two new units and their titles reflect strategic program priorities as outlined by Dean Carol A. Fierke: 1) Professional and Academic Development and 2) Recruitment and Graduate Student Engagement. These teams represent Rackham's commitment to provide programs to recruit and support a thriving, diverse, and inclusive graduate student community.