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Wellness Week 2021 – Feb 22nd-26th

Wellness Week 2021 – Feb 22nd-26th
We’d like to invite you all to Wellness Week 2021, happening Feb 22-26, brought to you by SAC Health and Wellness Committee, Connections, and DEISAA of DBBS.   You can register here for your free Wellness Care Package! Monday Meg Krejci, a Wellness Consultant for Mindfulness, will lead us through a Make-your-own Mandala workshop. We’ll […]

The Petri Dish Featuring Dr. John Novembre

The Petri Dish Featuring Dr. John Novembre
Dr. John Novembre is a Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics, and Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. John received the Macarthur fellowship in 2015 for his pioneering work as a Computational Biologist. John’s work on uncovering fine-scale population structure and variation has been essential towards understanding human genetic variation and diversity. […]

DBBS Student Stipend History

DBBS Student Stipend History
Spearheaded by DBBS Graduate Student, Sadie VanHorn, SAC has put together data on the lack of stipend increase for DBBS graduate students over the past 3 years. This oversight has led to a drop in Standard of Living by 4.2%. SAC shared this information with DBBS administration, who are strongly on board to remedy this […]

Estimated Tax Seminar 2020

Speaker: Chanel Lyon, ASFP, from Jackson Hewitt Tax Services. Slides from the talk: Estimated Taxes Seminar 2020 Basics of how to calculate taxes: First, know your sources of income. Taxable income depends on sources of income. Most sources of income are taxed the same. Talk to your personal tax preparer for this, because every situation […]

Summary: COVID-19 Response Survey Results

Click the button below to see our presentation of the survey response data and meeting notes from our meeting with DBBS leadership. Summary Majority of students want the eligibility for testing to be expanded. The restricted testing has created feelings that students and medical campus employees are not as valued, compared to undergraduates. Many students […]

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