Friday, November 28, 2014

UH budget crisis hits Mānoa graduate students especially hard - Hawaii Independent

Many may lose their TAships, forcing them to halt or quit their own academic journeys, or risk going into debt from student loans. The budget crisis at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) is already severely impacting the academic careers of some students. Many others could soon be in the same floundering boat. Besides concerns that undergraduates will be unable to access the courses they need, the graduate students that could have taught those courses are at serious risk of losing funding and teaching positions vital to their own education. “I’m from California,” Biology Department graduate student Richard Coleman told the Independent. “If I don’t receive support from the university, I’d either have to take a leave of absence—which would severely disrupt my academic trajectory—take out student loans, putting me in massive debt, or stop at a Masters Degree and come to terms with the fact that I will not be able to continue my dream of receiving a Ph.D. http://hawaiiindependent.net/story/uh-budget-crisis-hits-maanoa-graduate-students-especially-hard

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