Dean Kull Holds Luncheon with Graduate Student Leaders

On June 11, 2014 by Grad Forum

kull_lunch_photoDean of Graduate Studies F. Jon Kull sat down with the outgoing and incoming Graduate Student Council (GSC) executive board members over lunch on Thursday, May 22 to discuss graduate student experiences at Dartmouth.

The luncheon began with a discussion of a transportation initiative begun in spring 2013, which resulted in an evening Advance Transit bus route being added on a trial basis for those graduate students wishing to work late on campus and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). Another topic of discussion was the cost of childcare for graduate students with children. The future possibility of graduate students living in undergraduate housing and being mentors to undergraduates was also discussed. Dean Kull and other administrators are addressing and working on the details of these ideas and suggestions.

As the final topic of conversation, Dean Kull asked the student leaders present to reflect on the distinctive qualities of Dartmouth graduate programs in comparison to other graduate programs nationwide. Graduate students agreed that some of the strengths of Dartmouth’s programs are their small size and close-knit environment, in addition to the many available resources. Dartmouth also provides exposure to teaching and professional development through programs such as those run by the Graduate Studies Office and the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

The former and new GSC executive board members would like to thank Dean Kull for inviting them to lunch and for his continued and determined efforts to actively engage with Dartmouth graduate students.

by Molly Croteau

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