Tuesday’s GSSC meeting was short and sweet, but had a lot to share and celebrate in that little amount of time!
Per usual, President Jane Jeong (GS’22) called the meeting to order and presented two opening remarks.
First, Jeong reminded the Council that elections for the 2021-2022 school year are approaching and that those interested in running for the executive board, senior class president, JTS representative, student veterans representative, and more should keep this in mind.
Second, Jeong brought up two upcoming initiatives. The first was a reminder about the anticipated HEERF funding. Jeong suggested that the Council notify the President’s Office about the importance of this fundings, especially for GS students. The second initiative was about advocating for an extension of the 2020-2021 tuition freeze into the next academic year. With conditions the same, Jeong saw no reason as to why tuition shouldn’t stay the same as well.
Next, VP of Policy Serengeti Timungwa (GS’23) celebrated the extension of the unrestricted one-class Pass/D/Fail option. Timungwa noted that while it was not an uphill battle, it was important to remind the administration that stress around grades is constantly at the top of students’ minds. With this in mind, the Policy Committee plans on investigating why Summer 2020 classes were not Pass/D/Fail when both Spring and Fall 2020 were.
VP of Finance Louis Cheng informed the Council that due to the lack of use of facilities and security funds in 2020, they would be getting back the $34,000 originally allocated for these services. The Council would also get back $44,000 from the 2021 budget for the same matter.
VP of Campus Life Liam McGrane (GS’24) reminded the Council of the upcoming events that GSSC is hosting this month including a trivia night, a dual-BA mixer, an international students mixer, and this month’s installation of We Need To Talk. McGrane also alerted the Council that Gala plans are up in the air right now, but that the Campus Life Committee would like to host an event beyond just a Zoom call to replace the yearly April event.
With no new business, standing business, communications from the floor, nor public comment, the Council motioned to move into executive session.
Meeting Minutes are available for Tuesday night’s meeting.
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