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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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Upcoming RSG Election: But What is RSG?

Want to learn more about how to further enhance your graduate experience? Do you want to take a leadership role on campus, impact graduate student funding, and collaborate with administrators and policymakers? Looking for a way to engage in conversations and actions around the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) plan? Or are you interested in being a part of the graduate community in other meaningful ways? Rackham Student Government (RSG) is the way to go! RSG currently has multiple representative positions open from across the four divisions.

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The Road to SACNAS: Finding a Community as an International Student

I made my way to a room in the Taubman Health Sciences Library where the other Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) board members had been preparing the welcoming social, a small introduction to SACNAS and an opportunity for board members and general members to intermingle. SACNAS is a student run organization that promotes diversity in the scientific professoriate and workforce via community outreach, professional development, and general support.

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I Changed Research Groups, and the World Didn’t End - Part 1: The Divorce

If you’ve been in or around the world of academia for long enough, you’ve probably heard the analogy that joining a research group is like getting married. I’ve even heard research rotations explained as akin to dating. So, at the risk of stretching this metaphor too far, that would make leaving a research group the academic equivalent of divorce.