On Tuesday night, GSSC met to discuss the graduate workers strike, tuition reduction, and teaching awards…and Bwog was mentioned once!

Per usual, President Jane Jeong (GS’22) called the meeting to order and presented the Council with two opening remarks.

First, President Jeong reminded the Council that GSSC elections for the 2021-22 school year are live and ongoing. She announced that the elections Council had released their elections timeline and for students to check their GS Weekly Owl email for more information.

Second, Jeong announced that the Council finished drafting their resolution on the graduate workers strike as well as the tuition reduction request. The next moves forward for the Council are coalition building and reaching out to campus publications like Bwog and Spec for coverage on their work. Jeong believes that by highlighting specifically GS’s urgent need for tuition reduction, given the school’s unique population of students who are self-financing tuition through work, the Council will be able to negotiate with the administration.

Next, VP of Policy Serengeti Timungwa (GS’23) reminded the Council that GSSC Excellence in Teaching award nominations were set to close on Tuesday night. Jeong then publicly thanked Timungwa for working so hard on the strike and tuition reduction drafts.

After these three remarks, no other Council committee had updates, new or standing business, floor communications, nor was there any public comment. With that, the Council motioned to move into executive session.

Meeting Minutes are available for Tuesday night’s meeting.

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