(Grad) School’s Out? Hold On A Minute....
Coup at the U
I think people here are being a bit too quick to commend the U of M for this. These measures were taken without any regard for the input of the Graduate Students, the Graduate School, or the University community as a whole. Amid growing unrest amongst the graduate students (their fees and workload have risen considerably in recent years as their stipends have remained stagnant), there is a widespread sense of skepticism that this measure of efficiency will actually help graduate students. Instead, it appears to some as a guise for eliminating academic departments that aren’t seen as being directly profitable to the university.
Matt, at 12:45 pm EST on February 12, 2009