In GSSC’s first meeting of the semester, the council went over their behind-the-scenes work over the summer and their plans for the semester. GSSC meets every Tuesday at 8:15 pm in the Jed Satow Room of Lerner.
With Christopher Thompson taking over the reins of GSSC President from Raisa Flor, the new council began the new school year with a short and simple meeting. GSSC opened by mentioning that they had planned a lot of events and initiatives for the upcoming school year over the summer, which will be unveiled gradually as the school year progresses. One of the most notable of these initiatives is the Student Metrocard Pilot Program, which offers an Unlimited Metrocard to commuting GS students. As commuting students comprise a large part of the GS population, sign-ups for this were extremely popular, receiving 177 applications in just five days.
The council also recapped some events that had recently occurred, such as the NSOP Party at Mel’s, and events soon to occur, like the Welcome Back Party at Hudson Terrace (which is sold out!). The council voted to allocate funds for 50 subsidized tickets for the Welcome Back Party.
GSSC reviewed the financial plans and allocation of funds for the upcoming school year. For the most part, the budget remains mostly the same, but the funding toward GS Gala has decreased, with an increase in the co-sponsorship budget.
Johnathan Criswell returns this school year as GS University Senator, announcing the upcoming Student Affairs Committee meeting with the rest of the University Senators on Friday.
Finally, the council voted to amend the bylaws in order to formally add the position of Chief Negotiator to the Constitution.
Photo via Andrew Wang