On January 31, 2018 the GPSA Assembly passed two bills and one resolution.
The assembly meeting opened with a presentation from the Interim Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, Peggy Lorah. Lorah discussed Student Affairs’ efforts to address the diverse student body’s needs. Her office can assist with academic advocacy for students, financial aid and career placement. Her staff are located in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), Boucke Building and the Spiritual Center.
Bill 67-28, “SPS and WE ARE Mixer + Scholar Speed Dating Co-sponsorship” was approved and will aid to fund a scholarly social at Cafe 210 West. This event will bring together graduate and professional students from varying departments to talk about their work in a “speed dating” setting.
Bill 67-29 “Graduate Open Skate” passed unanimously, providing funding for a two-hour block of time at the Pegula Ice Rink. Graduate and professional students can skate at a significantly discounted cost, and children can skate for free. This will be a family friendly event, and will allow graduate and professional students to enjoy the ice rink with friends and family, with some light snacks.
Resolution 67-06 “GPSA Constitution and Bylaws Changes” passed unanimously after an amendment. This resolution allows Graduate Council members voting privileges within the GPSA Assembly.