FAMU's Grad Students Object To Dwindling Assistantships
Florida A&M’s grad students are pressing the Board of Trustees to protect paid assistantships.
At Florida A&M money is tight, and the school’s graduate students are complaining the burden is falling too heavily on their backs. Pharmacy* doctoral student AurelliaWhitmore says disappearing assistantships could keep interested students away.
“Future students or interested students will hear about the misconceptions of assistantships and have false hopes given and choose not to attend FAMU,” Whitmore says. “FAMU may face losing entire cohorts if these issues aren’t handled properly.”
Whitmore and other students spoke before the board of trustees Wednesday.
Correction: an earlier version of this story referred to Whitmore as a nursing student. She's focusing on cancer research in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.