Debates over potential solutions to combat graduate student food insecurity dominated the Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting on Wednesday night.
The first meeting of the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Council (GSC) reflected on the year’s successes before looking to the future with elections of officer positions, announcements from R&DE regarding summer plans and a discussion of academic advisors and their role in the graduate school.
The final meeting of the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Council (GSC) reflected on the past year while keeping an eye to the future. The Council approved a non-binding resolution on graduate student healthcare affordability, continuing year-long advocacy efforts to improve graduate student health and mental health, as well as discussed the role of the Stanford University…
Students discussed healthcare with Vaden Health Center Executive Director Jim Jacobs in a heated meeting of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) that ended with no real resolution.
A resolution requesting more mental health resources was passed, and four bills were introduced on prior notice in an unusually packed meeting including students recently elected to the GSC.
CAPS will receive four new clinicians in fall 2019 “to improve student access and reduce wait times,” Brubaker-Cole wrote, adding that the counseling center will change its “in-take process to prioritize timely in-person consultation with a CAPS clinician.”
At only 34.3 percent total voter turnout, the election saw only half of undergraduates participating, and only 21.9 percent of the graduate student population — numbers lower than last year’s 57.4 percent and 34.1 percent, respectively.
The crisis extends into the ways counseling and psychological services are provided at the University and into the intrinsic nature of graduate education.