GSC February Meeting Update

On February 11, 2014 by Grad Forum

February’s meeting of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) was packed with funding requests, club approvals, and event updates!

Meeting highlights include:

  • The GSC welcomes Molly Croteau as the new webteam chair! There will be updates to the website layout in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out!
  • Graduate students skiing at Whaleback.

    Graduate students skiing at Whaleback.

    The Collegiate Readership Program is a program currently funded entirely by undergraduate student fees that has brought national newspapers, such as The New York Times and USA Today, to campus for the past 10 years. Members from the undergraduate Student Assembly came to ask for funds to help offset the costs to undergraduates and to help expand the program to include online access. As a result of the presentation, the GSC decided to form a committee to investigate this issue further.

  • The Graduate Student Olympic/Folkstyle Wrestling Club became a recognized GSC group. Everyone is welcome to join; experience is not necessary. Contact Andrew Grassetti for more information!
  • The masquerade-themed winter semi-formal that occurred on Saturday, February 1 was a fun time. The social chairs reported that a record 161 pounds of food were collected for the Upper Valley Haven! If you have any feedback about the dance, contact Haofeng Li or Erin O’ Malley. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Upcoming events include:

  • Service events:
    • A Habitat for Humanity build will be March 8. Email Maura Murphy for more information.
    • The Haven Warming Shelter, a space where people can come in out of the cold, is in need of volunteers.
    • Volunteers are needed for the Shamrock Shuffle taking place on March 15.
    • Relay for Life will be held on May 10. Contact Erin O’ Malley if you would like to join the team.

Email Marie Onakomaiya or Spencer Hatch if you would like to volunteer at any of the events above, or if you have ideas for other service-related events/activities the GSC should be part of.

  • Graduate events:
    • The next Nerd Nite will be held on February 20. Should you wish to present that evening, please contact Anna Prescott.
    • Graduate Women in Science and Engineering will be hosting Science Day on April 5. Email Anna Prescott for more information and to volunteer.
    • Friday-night skiing at Whaleback Mountain is being held throughout February. Graduate students get a discount on skiing, so be sure to turn out! See you on the slopes!
  • Other happenings:
    • Vagina Monologues will be performed on February 26 at 7:30 pm in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Enter a raffle to win free tickets to this event here.
    • On February 15, the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center will host “Howl at the Moon,” a community dinner on the golf course catered by local restaurants. The cost is $10/person. GSC has 15 tickets to raffle away to people who sign up at the following link.

The Graduate Student Council will next meet Tuesday, March 4 in the Life Sciences Center, room 200 at 5:30 pm. As always, if you feel like you would like to get involved in the GSC, stop by the meeting. Contact your department rep or president, Lisa Jackson, if you would like more information! Also remember to check the website, the Graduate Forum, and the GSC Facebook group to stay updated about all of the events!

by Britney Tappen

photo by Henry Paige

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