The Graduate Student Council (GSC) started off its weekly meeting Wednesday with routine updates, but when co-chair Yiqing Ding, a second-year M.S. student in aeronautics and astronautics, announced that it was time to move into a closed session, newly elected council member Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 objected on constitutional grounds.
On Tuesday evening, award-winning novelist Walter Mosley spoke with political activist Mia Birdsong about black science fiction, capitalism and technology. The event was sponsored by McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Continuing Studies, Stanford Storytelling Project and the Creative Writing Program.
On Wednesday night, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) swore in newly elected members, held a closed session on the budget and ASSU, and discussed officer positions.
Sponsored by both the School of Engineering and School of Humanities and Sciences, as well as Undergraduate Advising and Research, BEAM and Stanford Alumni Association, the talk drew many technical students who were curious to hear how the panelists approached the visible divide on campus.
VSOs usually attend GSC meetings each week to request funds for special events. This week however, Melanie Malinas, a fifth year graduate student in biophysics, announced that the GSC was running low on funds for VSOs.
On Tuesday, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and the Stanford Cyber Initiative hosted a discussion on the governmental consequences of technological developments with two CASBS fellows, Stanford Law Professor Nate Persily and Carrie Cihak, Chief of Policy in King County, Washington. A recurring theme throughout the lecture was the difficulty…
Four student groups that initially failed to secure enough votes for special fees in last week’s ASSU elections will in fact get their requested funding due to a reinterpretation of policies.
In its first meeting of spring quarter, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed a new report published on graduate student life at Stanford, ballot testing for its forthcoming election and Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day.