February 1, 2006
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
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)
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)
I. Approval of the Minutes from December meeting
In Memoriam: Patrick Tweed, Graduate Student
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.
Officers’ Introductions & Reports
"Academy in Context" series announcements
Summer Studies Survey
Presentation of this year’s GSC Goals
Handout listing goals distributed to reps
Presentation of the social calendar
Solicitations for help creating a newsletter for the graduate student community
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
Chinese New Year’s Celebration—BUCSS–$400
“Power of Procrastination” Program with Jorge Cham – Career Development
International Wal-Mart Worker Tour – Student Labor Alliance -- $150 (Late request)
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
Mr. Hirsch (Physics) nominated and subsequently confirmed.
Nominations Opened for Two Graduation Awards. Voting in April.
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.