Author Archives : TBG

Will Grad Students have a Study Lounge?

Tonight’s meeting May Graduate Assembly Delegates’ Meeting (May 7th, from 5:30-10 PM at Anna Head Alumnae Hall) promises to be one of the Graduate Assembly’s most exciting evenings ever! Never mind the swigging, swaying, and sashaying on the Graduate Bay Cruise; the radical writings and “adult brownies” of [title here]; fighting racism from the Astronomy department; drinking away our sorrows at the […]

A GSI gets to work at a grade-in to protest Grad Div's closing the old Stephen's Hall Graduate Study Lounge


Reflections: My Year As The GA’s Internal Vice President

By: Mary June Flores When I graduated from UC Berkeley as an undergraduate back in 2010, I vowed never to be involved in student government, or any type of political entity, ever again. I was an elected undergraduate ASUC senator 2009-2010 and had been forever “traumatized” by the experience as it had made me jaded with any […]

Letter to the Editor – Campus Climate Issues Resurface on Astronomy Department Listserv: Discussion with Concerned Students and Faculty

By: Tasha Hauff, Ph.D. Student, Ethnic Studies Last Monday, April 20th, UC Berkeley Astronomy faculty used the department listserv to circulate an email concerning the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, which the TMT Observatory Corporation seeks to build on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano. Though the email was brief, it contained harmful language aimed at […]

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Dolores McElroy from Film Studies and Tholfaqar Mardan Al Emara from Engineering meet at the party

Wellness Party Goes Well

Anthony Hall and patio filled with cheery graduate students for the Graduate Student Happiness & Well-Being Report Release Party! The results officially came out earlier that morning, partly covered in a TBG article that the Director of Graduate Student Wellness Janell Tryon authored. Tryon welcomed the guests, and School of Information PhD student Galen Panger presented the […]

Making Noise and Providing Silence: Enhancing Graduate Student Well-Being

Two Years of Wellness Advocacy After two years of health and wellness advocacy with the Graduate Assembly, I am enthusiastic to see so many positive changes afoot, here at UC Berkeley. As my position, title, and responsibilities have evolved to more specifically focus on campus community well-being, so too has the campus shifted its prioritization. […]

Headshot of Janell Tryon