The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) has begun an exciting and productive year. Some of our members met with President Levin last month to discuss our current issues and projects. We are continuing last year’s efforts to find space within departments that graduate students, especially those in the humanities, can use. With Dean Pollard’s lead, History and American Studies have identified office space in HGS for their students.
GSA representatives have begun hosting departmental meetings, inviting all graduate students in the department to attend (with the incentive of food and drink) to discuss the issues affecting them. Representatives will also discuss and ask for feedback on the two reports that Dean Pollard released earlier this semester about the state of graduate education at Yale.
Welcome to all the new representatives chosen in the Fall elections! If your department’s seat is still vacant and you are interested in serving as representative, please contact us for more information. We are looking to have as many departments and students represented as possible this year. We have passed several resolutions to make our operations more efficient, and we continue to evolve to reflect the attitudes and interests of the entire graduate student body.
The GSA general assembly meets every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm in HGS 119. Everyone is welcome. We also have three standing committees that meet independently of the general assembly (Transit & Security, Facilities & Healthcare, and Academics & Professional Development). Please see our website for more information and meeting dates. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
— Andrea Stavoe, GSA Chair