MATRIX is very happy to announce that GradHacker (www.gradhacker.org) will be appearing on Inside Higher Ed. Edited by MSU grad students Alex Galarza (PhD Candidate in the Department of History and Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellow) and Katy Meyers (PhD student in te Department of Anthropology and past Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellow), GradHacker is a collaborative blog for grad students, by grad students. Their contributing authors hail from a variety of universities and disciplines. The posts aim to share experiences, identify problems and solutions, and inspire discussion about our fields and academia. They take the term ‘hacking’ beyond technology, analyzing the process of graduate school to better navigate its challenges and reach our goals. GradHacker topics are as varied as the individuals who write about them; they include parenting, pedagogy, health advice, using social media, and proposing a digital dissertation to your committee.
GradHacker began life as an idea generated by the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative Graduate Fellows, and has been incubated by MATRIX for the past year. MATRIX is proud to continue its support of this innovative grad student undertaking, and look forward to new and engaging work as they move into this new phase of the project.