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.