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April 2, 2019


Faculty Mentoring Award and Chinweike Okegbe Service Award

Nominate your outstanding faculty, administrators, and fellow graduate students who make a positive impact on campus!

The Faculty Mentoring Award is presented annually to two faculty of Columbia University to recognize excellence in mentoring PhD students during their graduate careers. This award is presented at GSAS Convocation by the Arts and Sciences Graduate Council President. The award includes a plaque and $500 honorarium, which is funded equally by ASGC and GSAS. Nomination Form

The Chinweike Okegbe Service Award is awarded annually to two senior graduate students and one non-student who have had a lasting impact due to their service to the Department and Columbia University while demonstrating academic excellence. The Chinweike Okegbe Service Awards will be awarded by ASGC on April 30, the final plenary meeting of the year. Nomination Form 

New 2019-2020 Executive Board
The ASGC Executive Board for next year will be: 

President: Alex Cuadrado 
VP: William Plews-Ogan 
EAVP: Mike Ford 
Communications: Mila Iličić
Finance: Tea Crnković
QoL Chair: Audrey Amsellem 
Media Chair: Rogério Shieh Barbosa 
Event Co-Chairs: Pierre Devlaminck and Casey Libonate
Alumni Chair: Matthew Morales 


Correction from January Plenary on Resident/Nonresident Tax Query
Milica Iličić, current Events Co-Chair, followed up on a tax issue regarding international students that was raised at the January plenary meeting. She would like to clarify that whatever provision she was referred to last year has changed, and now it is explicitly clear that just because one is a non-resident for federal taxes, it doesn't mean they're a non-resident of NYS. The ISSO now has it spelled out on their website:
Apologies from the Executive Board for any confusion.

The next ASGC Student Travel Grant deadline is April 26.
This deadline is for acceptance letters received between January 18th - April 26th, 2019.
Please click here for more details and the application.

Our final 2018-19 plenary meetings will be on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30pm in 301 Philosophy Hall.

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ASGC Events

Contact Us with questions regarding events or ticketing.
The Fat Lady Sings
April 6, 2019
8:00 PM
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club

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An unhappy white authoritarian American evangelical family -- the father eerily like today's occupant of the White House -- lives out its painful confusion of the real and the virtual on a dream-like wooden many-sailed 17th century merchant ship. Written by Jean-Claude van Itallie, the legendary La Mama playwright, author of the 1960's anti Vietnam war Off-Broadway megahit, America Hurrah, The Fat Lady Sings is a loud no-holds barred crucially needed in-depth exploration of the hidden beliefs that have brought America to its knees. (
Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors
April 3, 2019
7:30 PM
Barclays Center

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La Traviata
April 17, 2019
8:00 PM
Metropolitan Opera House
On Sale April 3, 12pm

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Other Events

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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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