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A Call for Grad Associates

As the University implements the Residential Colleges plan for expansion to twelve College Houses, it will more than double the number of graduate and professional students living in the College Houses, Interim Provost Michael Wachter said in a recent letter inviting graduate students to consider positions as graduate associates (GAs). Aside from the financial benefit of receiving room and board:

"There are many reasons to consider a GA position," said Dr. Wachter. "First, the College Houses are convenient, supportive and secure places to do your academic work; all rooms in the Houses have high speed data connections, cable TV and new phone lines. In addition, the GA positions offer the opportunity to collaborate with talented faculty, graduate peers and undergraduates from a variety of disciplines. The GA positions also offer excellent preparation if you are planning a career in teaching or wish to work in a diverse group setting in your future career."

The work of GAs can be related directly to their studies or general intellectual and cultural interests, he added. "The faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff who lead the 1998 College Houses will literally be shaping the future of Penn," he concluded.

A brochure with details of the position and application procedure is now available at the office of Academic Programs and Residence Life, Suite 113 High Rise North. Graduate students may also call 898-3131.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, January 27, 1998, Volume 44, Number 19