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Boston U formalizes a graduate student leave policy allowing year-round stipend recipients 10 days off.

Boston U formalizes a graduate student leave policy allowing year-round stipend recipients 10 days off.

0 Comments iStock Graduate assistants at Boston University on 12-month stipends will get two weeks’ paid vacation time starting in September. Students on shorter stipends will get prorated paid time off. This is on top of already scheduled holidays and intersession days. Among others aims, the university hopes to encourage students’ self-care. “Not only is graduate school inherently stressful and isolating, but changes in the academic job market have increased feelings of uncertainty,” said Emily Barman, associate dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a professor of sociology. Two weeks’ vacation alone “isn’t sufficient,” she said. […]

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