[Parentsgroup-list] Maternity/paternity leave; stopping diss clock in GSAS

wenc at fas.harvard.edu wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Oct 17 20:37:33 EDT 2007

Hi all--I've just found out about a group of grad students in the sciences =
are getting pretty organized around the issue of maternity/paternity leave,
dependent healthcare, etc.

Abigail Bracha will be presenting these issues at a meeting tomorrow so ple=
email her and the list with anything you want to bring up.  (She sent an em=
about it a little while ago but I'm sending the info again with a different
subject line just to make it more visible!!)

I also just found out from Dean Skocpol that there is a firm policy in plac=
e for
GSAS students that stops the dissertation clock for one year when you have a
child.  Since I did not know about this but only that you were allowed to h=
some extra time, I can only assume that it hasn't been well-publicized.

So--if you are in GSAS and you are feeling pressure to finish at the same t=
as everyone else, you might want to bring this to the attention of your
advisor/chair.  --Christine

Abigail's message & email is below:

    Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:25:29 -0400
    From: "Bracha, Abigail Land" <abigail_bracha at hms.harvard.edu>
Reply-To: "Bracha, Abigail Land" <abigail_bracha at hms.harvard.edu>
 Subject: RE: [Parentsgroup-list] School open houses
      To: wenc at fas.harvard.edu, Kara Swanson <kswanson at fas.harvard.edu>

Would anybody like to comment on the current state of dependent healthcare =
maternity/paternity leave for students in the natural sciences. There is a
meeting tomorrow at which I can present some concerns.

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Sent:	Wed 10/17/2007 10:05 AM
To:	Kara Swanson
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Subject:	[Parentsgroup-list] School open houses
Yes--open houses and tours for schools are starting now!!--there are lots t=
weekend, for instance.

If school is on your agenda for next year, you need to start the process.  =
application deadlines are in January, with financial aid deadlines soon aft=


Quoting Kara Swanson <kswanson at fas.harvard.edu>:

> Tis the season for open house at preschools.  Note that this open house
>  >I wanted to let people know of another great preschool just down the
>  >way in Cushing Square. I am not into blantant promotion but I thought
>  >it was good info to pass along. When we were looking we loved some
>  >Cambridge preschools but found many didn't offer a two day program.
>  >Great, great school, highly qualified teachers and excellent space.
>  >Belmont Coop offers 2 days, 3days and 4 days. Open house this
>  >Thursday the 18th 7pm, 421 Common Street; web: www.belmontcoop.com
> Kara
> **********************************
> Kara W. Swanson, B.S., M.A., J.D.
> Ph.D. Candidate
> History of Science
> Harvard University
> Science Center 371
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> kswanson at fas.harvard.edu
> ***********************************

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