Tue Feb 16 06:40:55 EST 2010
(09-10)-- I was part of meetings with two GSAS Deans and the Provost's of=
get these renewed for this year (09-10), in addition to trying to get mor=
extensive help for Grad Parents on many issues. The Task Force did (event=
renew the scholarship program for this year, but I am not entirely surpri=
that it was not renewed again for next year.
I will try to find out what happened and let all of you know. If anyone k=
anything more, please contact me directly (rose at fas.harvard.edu).
And, if anyone has any ideas on how to try to over-turn this decision, I =
appreciate any decisions. For example, is there anyone on this list who i=
Susannah Rose (Chair, GSAS Student Parents' Group)
Quoting Meredith Quinn <quinn at fas.harvard.edu>:
> Hi everyone,
> I just received the following email indicating that GSAS is ending the
> program to assist with day care tuition. I don't know if there's anyth=
> that can be done about this. Does anyone have a sense of how these
> decisions might be reversed?
> *From:* "Office of Work/Life Resources" <worklife at harvard.edu>
> *Date:* March 2, 2010 10:10:41 AM EST
> *To:* "Quinn, Meredith Moss" <quinn at fas.harvard.edu>
> *Subject:* *RE: Day Care Scholarships for GSAS students*
> Dear Meredith,
> It is with considerable regret that we write to inform you that the Doc=
> Student Pilot Child Care Scholarship Program will not be renewed for Fi=
> Year 2011. As a result we will not be accepting applications for the co=
> year. As you know, this program was a pilot, initially approved for thr=
> years and then extended for a fourth. Although the pilot provided
> significant financial support to some doctoral student parents, it is n=
> possible to continue the program in its current form.
> A working group that includes the Office of Work/Life, representatives =
> the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and the Graduate Schoo=
> Arts and Sciences is actively exploring new strategies to support docto=
> student parents.
> If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email Sarah
> Bennett-Astesano (sarah_bennett-astesano at harvard.edu).
> We also have the Graduate Students Parents email list that can be acces=
> through the Child Care website at harvard (
> *Office of Work/Life Resources*
> Harvard University
> Holyoke Center, Suite 635
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> Tel: 617-495-4100
> Fax: 617-495-4124
> worklife at harvard.edu
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