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Student Spotlight: So Hae (Irene) Park

Student Spotlight: So Hae (Irene) Park

Irene has two faculty advisors, Thomas Wilson and Thomas Glover, an atypical situation for doctoral candidates in the sciences. For her, having two advisors has been largely positive. “I get surprised every time: my faculty advisors are so different but they can work...

Alumni Spotlight: Herb Sachs

Alumni Spotlight: Herb Sachs

How a U-M graduate education shaped the career for an environmentalist ahead of his time. Time in Alaska can change a person. That happened for Herb Sachs when, after his undergraduate experience, he spent time there while serving the army. Always prone to spending...

Dear Santa?

Dear Santa 3rd Reviewer, On the whole, I have been a good student this year. Please accept all my papers this new year! Naughty List Printing out way more papers than I read Finding empty seminar rooms to take an afternoon nap in Thinking some seriously mean things...

Alumni Spotlight: Vivian Sangunett

Alumni Spotlight: Vivian Sangunett

You want Vivian in your corner. Spend a little time with her and you’ll understand just how deeply her passions run and how strongly she serves as an outspoken advocate for those issues. She’s integrated this dedication into all of her life as her career and family...

Student Spotlight: Ryan Wade

Student Spotlight: Ryan Wade

Ryan already went to grad school. He earned his Master’s in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health from the School of Social Work and became a clinical social worker. He loved it and found work helping individuals to be rewarding. But he needed more. He says, “It...

Is There No Hope for Student Evaluations?

Studies paint a pretty bleak picture for student evaluations, as I noted in my previous blog post. An instructor’s race and gender have well-documented effects on evaluation scores, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the ways that sexuality and gender...

Student Spotlight: Sara Meerow

Student Spotlight: Sara Meerow

As an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, Sara wrote an honors thesis on the ‘natural resource curse’ in Africa that shifted her perspective. “I examined countries whose economies were dependent on oil and minerals and how that dependence correlated...

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