UChicago Scholars Agree: Childcare Oughtta Be Subsidized

As longstanding advocates for affordable childcare at the University of Chicago, we were tickled to come across an article on this very topic in the Summer 2015 issue of SSA Magazine. The article features an exchange between Julia Henly and Marci Ybarra, two professors at the University’s School of Social Service Administration. While their conversation … More UChicago Scholars Agree: Childcare Oughtta Be Subsidized

GSU Delighted to Welcome Affordable Child Care to U of C Campus

First, the good news: Thursday afternoon brought amazing news: an email in every doctoral student’s inbox from Deputy Provost Deborah Nelson bearing the subject line, “Need-based child care grants for doctoral students.” It looked so good that a few of us had to read it twice before daring to ask: could this really mean affordable … More GSU Delighted to Welcome Affordable Child Care to U of C Campus

Maroon Op-Ed on Affordable Child Care

Today’s issue of the Maroon  carries an op-ed by Claire Roosien and Madeleine Elfenbein of GSU’s Childcare Campaign calling on the University of Chicago to provide “flexible and sliding-scale access” to its new daycare facilities. To read it, follow the link or read below the jump:

Towards a Parent-Oriented University

GSU has joined with Student Parent Organization (SPO) and the Doctoral Students Association at the School of Social Service Administration (DSA @ SSA) to create an opportunity to discuss parenting in the academy. Please join us on Thursday, May 10th at 2pm for a faculty-staff-student panel entitled “Towards a Parent-Oriented University”. In her landmark 1973 … More Towards a Parent-Oriented University

Administrations grad student need survey ignores grad student needs

At the end of Fall quarter, as the holiday exodus from campus was in full swing, graduate students received an invitation to participate in a survey intended to explore graduate student needs “beyond coursework and research”. The email invitation stated, “our goal is to work with you to better align the resources the University provides … More Administrations grad student need survey ignores grad student needs

Read GSU’s Report on Grad Student Parents and Family Life

Recently our Child Care Committee drafted a report outlining the current situation for University graduate student parents and their families and compared them to other institutions around the country. The report concludes that current University policy “fails to adequately meet the needs of graduate student parents, let alone clearly define the University rules and regulations … More Read GSU’s Report on Grad Student Parents and Family Life