3 Questions: Supporting graduate student families | MIT News

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When you have a family, life becomes a balancing act of supporting your loved ones while managing your personal responsibilities. At MIT, three offices play a pivotal role in supporting graduate students with families — their partners, their children — as they create that balance. 

Naomi Carton serves as associate dean for graduate residential education (GRE), supporting the entire graduate residential community through programming, leadership, and opportunities such as Family Housing’s tailored opportunities for their residents. In the Office of Graduate Education (OGE), Adj Marshall — program administrator for graduate student families — works closely with partners across campus to support graduate students as they bridge their academic careers and personal lives as parents. Carton and Marshall’s offices both provide support for graduate students’ partners, but such support is the focus of Jennifer Recklet…

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