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Student Council Elections In GSSC

Bureau Chief Andrew Chee traverses the objectively cold spring weather to bring you the highlights from GSSC while you stay cozy at home.

GS Gala

The annual GS Gala has a date! It will be on Saturday, April 13 from 8 pm to 12 am at Cipriani 42nd St. The theme for the night will be The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, and black tie is encouraged, but not required. With passed hors d’oeuvres, reception-style buffet and top-shelf open bar throughout the evening, GS Gala is without a doubt the highlight of the semester, so be sure to grab tickets! Tickets will go out in three batches next week, with a batch for seniors on Monday, April 1 dropping at 9 pm, a batch for all GS students on Tuesday, April 2 at 9 pm, and a final round on Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm. GS students may purchase up to two tickets. Additionally, 38 subsidized tickets will be released on April 5th via an application link.

Elections

In a very convoluted fashion, ECAC Chair Zoe presented about the elections timeline. It appears that because the rest of the committee has yet to be appointed, the guidelines and procedures are still rather unorganized, despite election season starting essentially this or next week. However, President Raisa Flor mentioned that these procedures were derived from the GSSC Constitution so between this and the fact that elections should run more or less the same as last year, ideally there should not be any ambiguity about how the process leading up to the election works.

In any case, the process is described as having election packets being released sometime this week (Week 1), after the rest of the committee is appointed and subsequently convenes. This packet should contain the intent to run form, along with the rules for the entire student body.

Next week (April 1, Week 2), an informational session about the election will be held for interested candidates. Candidate applications will be due sometime this week, depending on when the aforementioned packets go out.

During Week 3 (April 8), candidates who have been approved to run will receive information about campaigning and the rules for the election, in a different/identical election packet.

Week 4 (April 15) will consist of primarily campaigning for the candidates, with Tuesday, April 16 as the date of the debate. It will be held in lieu of GSSC, in order to best accommodate people’s schedules to reach the largest audience.

During Week 5 (April 22), the voting link will go out, and voting will end on April 24. The results will be released via email as soon as they are determined.

With the nominations for the committee occurring during this week’s GSSC meeting, the committee should be able to convene relatively soon and hammer out the details, after which the specific details will be finalized in Raisa’s email to the student body.

Upcoming Events

  • Recovery Coalition, in tandem with GSSC, is screening The Green Book tonight, March 27 in Pupin 428 from 7:30 to 10 pm. There will be refreshments and dinner served.
  • Purim on Thursday, March 28 from 7 to 9 pm in the GS Lounge. Traditional cookies will be served, and there will be a costume contest with Amazon gift card prizes.
  • First Year Senior Class lunch will occur on Friday, March 29 in the GS Lounge from 12 to 2 pm. Food from Shake Shack and the Sunflower Cafe will be served.
  • Screening of Game of Thrones on April 14. It will most likely occur in the Broadway Room of Lerner Hall, but the GS Lounge is the backup location. Food from Kitchenette will be provided.
  • The Annual GS-Barnard picnic will take place on April 18, with Ben & Jerry’s and barbecue to be served. Additional details to follow as the date approaches.

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