President’s blog: Graduate education a Penn State pillar

June 07, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This week, Penn State President Eric Barron is turning over his blog, “Digging Deeper,” to Nick Jones, Penn State’s executive vice president and provost. 

With the recent announcement of a commitment to a 3 percent increase in stipends for graduate assistants at Penn State, Jones revisits a presentation he gave to the Penn State Board of Trustees in January 2015. In this blog, Provost Jones expands on the significance of studying at a research university and the value of graduate students who are part of Penn State’s teaching, research and outreach enterprise.

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Last Updated June 07, 2016