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GSC plans for Thanksgiving, debates funding recommendations

Graduate students geared up for the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation at this week’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting. Environmental sciences doctoral student Mary Van der Hoven, this year’s Thanksgiving coordinator, anticipates at least 1,200 attendees at this year’s dinner. Based on estimates from last year’s dinner, 20 percent of the dinner’s food will be catered to vegetarian diners.

GSC approves campaign spending cap

At this week’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting, members discussed new programming ideas, approved a bill for ASSU executive campaign-spending reform and prepared for the council’s weekend retreat. Over the weekend, the group hopes to clarify its position with regard to annual budgetary and ethical issues and to work on reestablishing its role as voice of the graduate student population.