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Our Commitment to Social Justice
My promise to you is that we will listen, and we will do better. I ask that you help us. It has been a long time since I was a graduate student, but I do remember the joys and struggles. My job is to advocate for you. I promise I will do that.
- Dr. Linda Mason, Dean of The Graduate School
Group Affect and Support for Civil Liberties in the US
September 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Social Justice Series, hosted by the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, serves as a forum for furthering a scholarly and social exchange of ideas for graduate students. RSVP by September 15 for this virtual event.
New graduate students at the West Lafayette campus took part Aug. 20 in the New Graduate Student Orientation hosted by The Graduate School. Over 830 graduate students attended the event in person and 550 students attended via the live broadcast.
Zhixu "Rick" Yang never imagined that his first year as a Purdue PhD student in industrial - organizational psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences would be spent living with his parents, taking classes in the middle of the night, and experiencing graduate school through a computer screen.
Brian Lewis, a rising junior studying psychology at Xavier University, wants to be a clinical psychologist. He has always been interested in conducting independent research, and though both his mother and sister have graduate degrees, he had many questions about graduate school and had never heard of a diversity statement—a type of personal essay that is growing in popularity for college admissions.
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