Minutes for GSC General Meeting

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Minutes for GSC General Meeting

February 1, 2006

PRESENT

Officers

President – Jonna Iacono

VP, Administration – Chung Nguyen

VP, Social – Nate Schiff, Jennifer Soroko

Treasurer – Mauro Lo Cascio

Secretary – Richard Maher

Technology Officer – Clint Edwards

Chancellor – Robin McGill

Department Representatives

Sarah Wald (American Civilization)

Rebecca Prahl (Anthropology)

Rebecca Meyers (Athropology)

Akil Narayan (Applied Mathematics)

James Gagnon (Bio-Med)

Joseph Bush (Chemistry)

Elena Tenenbaum (Cognitive and Linguistic Science)

Matthew Lease (Computer Science)

Guillaume Marceau (Computer Science)

(Indecipherable) (Computer Science)

Daniel Block (English)

Jeannette Lee (English)

Emilie (Indecipherable) (French)

Christina Calvin (Geology)

Tim Dunne (Chemistry)

Kerin Holt (GCB Board)

Will Tatum (History)

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Stephen Miller (Mathematics)

Julie Levin Russo (Modern Culture and Media)

Alyssa Mocharnuk-Macchia (Physics)

Matt Hirsch (Physics)

Kio Kim (Physics)

Theresa DiDonato (Psychology)

Ana Margarida Esteves (Sociology)

PROCEEDINGS

I. Approval of the Minutes from December meeting

II.

Approved unanimously

In Memoriam: Patrick Tweed, Graduate Student

III.

IV.

President Iacono paid tribute to Mr. Tweed, her friend and colleague, who passed away during the winter holiday. Ms. Iacono announced that on February 5 at

7:30pm there will be a memorial for Mr. Tweed at the Brown Faculty Club.

Invited Speaker—POSTPONED

Officers’ Introductions & Reports

President

"Academy in Context" series announcements

Summer Studies Survey

Presentation of this year’s GSC Goals

Handout listing goals distributed to reps

V.

VPs, Social

Presentation of the social calendar

Treasurer

Secretary

Solicitations for help creating a newsletter for the graduate student community

Technology Officer

Resignation of Mr. Bruce as Technology Officer; nomination and subsequent confirmation of Mr. Lease (Computer Science) to replace him.

Funding Requests: Event – Sponsor – Amount Requested

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Chinese New Year’s Celebration—BUCSS–$400

Request Approved

“Power of Procrastination” Program with Jorge Cham – Career Development

Center--$400

Request Approved

International Wal-Mart Worker Tour – Student Labor Alliance -- $150 (Late request)

VI.

Request Approved

External Committee Reports

Bookstore Committee—John Funchion

Diversity Committee – Jeannette Lee

Group Recognitions VII.

Grad Student Soccer Club!

Brown University Chinese Students and Scholars

VIII. Vacancies—External Committees:

Sub-Committee on Athletics and Physical Education—Appointed for one-year

IX. term

Mr. Hirsch (Physics) nominated and subsequently confirmed.

Nominations Opened for Two Graduation Awards. Voting in April.

Wilson-DeBlois Award

Graduate Speaker

X.

XI.

Other Business: Robin McGill to speak about International Career Fair at MIT

Moving next month’s meeting to either Thursday March 2, 7-9 p.m., or Wednesday,

March 8, 7-9 p.m.

Pursuant to deliberation and subsequent vote by department reps, next meeting moved to

Wednesday, March 8.

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