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December 4, 2018


Next Plenary Meeting will be December 11, 2018
As GWC-UAW voted to accept the Framework Agreement, the Plenary Meeting will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm in 301 Philosophy Hall.

The next ASGC Student Travel Grant deadline is January 25, 2019.
This deadline is for acceptance letters received between November 14, 2018 - January 25, 2019.
Please click here for more details and the application.

UAH Internet Survey
In March of 2018, GSAS informed its PhD students that "students residing in university housing will have internet service paid for by the school." It has come to the attention of ASGC that this commitment has not been fulfilled for all doctoral students. Dean Alonso has informed us that GSAS is working with UAH to install Columbia internet in all buildings within the next 18 months, and that doctoral students will receive free internet service as Columbia internet is installed in their buildings.

To determine how widespread this issue is, which buildings are affected, and how swiftly the problem is being addressed, the Quality of Life committee of ASGC is conducting a survey—for GSAS PhD students in university housing only. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience.

Interested in becoming a Department Representative?  A few PhD and MA positions are STILL OPEN. Departments must have a representative to remain in good standing and eligible for ASGC funding.
For more information visit our website or email the ASGC Communications Chair at

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ASGC Events

Contact Us with questions regarding events or ticketing.

“...a razor-sharp new production... it has lost none of its scabrous power.” — The Times

Greek @ BAM
December 5, 2018
7:30 PM 
BAM Opera House
Just a few tickets rem
aining to see this
"in-your-face operatic retelling of the Oedipus tale" 

More Info & Tickets
Holiday Brass @ New York Philharmonic
December 16, 2018
3:00 PM 
New York Philharmonic
More Info & Tickets
December 12, 2018
7:30 PM 
Broadhurst Theatre
More Info & Tickets

ASGC sells tickets through Eventbrite.
You will receive an email a few days before the event telling you to pick up your Tickets from 107 Low.
You MUST pick up these tickets, the Eventbrite tickets
What kind of social events you would most enjoy?
What are some cultural events you would like to see?
If you have any suggestions for spring semester programming,
let us know!

Other Events

SoCA Finals Breather
Thursday, December 6, 3PM-5PM
Lerner Hall, Broadway Room (2W)
Cost: Free

Finals got you stressed?
Well come join your fellow Students of Color Alliance for a breather as you enjoy tea, hot cocoa, aromatherapy, face masks, & overall a space to decompress.
Bring a book, bring a friend, bring a snuggie and relax.

Please contact with questions.

3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
Championship: THIS FRIDAY, December 7, 2018, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition showcases the research of Columbia’s doctoral student community. Participants are challenged to share their research clearly and effectively with a broad, non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

3MT helps doctoral students to develop their presentation and communication skills, which are vital for academic conferences and careers both inside and outside of academia. Through the competition, participants also have the opportunity to share their work with the Columbia and local communities by presenting in front of an esteemed panel of University and corporate judges and a diverse audience.

More information

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ASGC is composed of MA & PhD students from GSAS departments and is the main successor of the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC). All affiliate departments are encouraged to designate a Department Representative to participate in plenary meetings. Department Representatives vote on ASGC initiatives and policy changes as well as serve as liaisons between their departments and ASGC.

Please reach out to your current Department Representative to discuss matters you would like to see ASGC raise or, if the position is vacant, consider becoming a representative yourself.
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