Spring Plenary Meeting Schedule
Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm in Room 206 in the Casa Hispanica (612 West 116th Street). All are welcome!
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Festifall 2016- Lion Luau!
When: Saturday, October 8 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Where: Ancel Plaza, Morningside Campus
What: Come to Columbia University's biggest graduate student party! Meet your fellow graduate students at Festifall! FREE themed food and alcoholic drinks provided along with a Photobooth, games, music, contests, and more!
FREE GIVEAWAY: Color changing steins for ALL in attendance courtesy of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).
Cost: Totally free!
Note: Eventbrite Registration Required. Please bring your Govt. Issued ID and your Student ID. CU grad students over 21 welcome.
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Plaque Dedication Honoring the Lenape People
When: October 10
Where: Courtyard in front of John Jay and Wallach Halls, Morningside Campus
What: Come to the unveiling of Columbia University’s new plaque honoring the Lenape People who lived in this area before and during the colonization of the Americas – and who are part of our community today. The ceremony with the Native American Council at Columbia, CC-SEAS Office of Multicultural Affairs and others begins in the courtyard in front of John Jay and Wallach Halls, followed by a reception.
Social Science Senate
GSAC is accepting nominations for the Columbia University Social Science Graduate Student Senate Seat. The Senate is a University-wide legislature representing faculty, students, and other constituencies. It makes policy on a range of issues that affect the entire University or more than one school, including educational programs and priorities, the budget, academic freedom and tenure, and more. The Senate has 108 voting seats, with 24 reserved for students. Find out more about the University Senate at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/senate/
Please submit your nomination, which should include a short campaign statement of no more than 250 words, in the application located here: GSAS Student Senate Nomination Form
Candidates must be able to:
· Serve through the end of this academic year, though ideally for two academic years
· Be in a Social Science Department (see below)
· Communicate with the GSAC Steering Committee on University Senate updates and information on a monthly basis
· Maintain good academic standing and demonstrate professional decorum as a GSAS student Senator
Candidate statements will be published in the GSAC Newsletter on Monday, Oct. 10th and Monday, October 17th. Campaigning & voting will take place from Oct. 10 – Oct. 21.
Columbia University Social Sciences: anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology
Applications for Student Initiative Grants are now open!
Student Initiative Grants provide support for events that bring together students, academically or socially, from various departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Types of events supported by SIG funding include, but are not limited to: academic conferences, discussion groups, social events, cultural events, and community service initiatives. For more information, visit the GSAC Website!
Getting involved with GSAC
If you would like to become involved with GSAC, please consider becoming a Department Representative. Department Representatives are a department’s voice on GSAC. They serve as voting members of the plenary (steering committee members are nonvoting), in addition to serving on committees where much of the policy and decisions are deliberated and GSAC’s plans are executed. Many GSAS departments do not currently have a representative. See here for a list of vacant positions.