GSC holds final pre-election meeting

April 8, 2016, 12:46 p.m.

In a Wednesday meeting of the Graduate Student Council (GSC), the members discussed retroactive funding, approved a resolution calling on Malala Yousafzai to attend Stanford and discussed housing issues for graduate students.

In the meeting, funding applications for Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM@Stanford), the Black Graduate Students Association / Stanford National Medical Administration and the Thai Student Association. The GSC engaged in a discussion of possible retroactive funding for the Stanford India Association. The GSC discussed changing the guidelines to help avoid future situations of groups seeking retroactive funding. Ultimately, the GSC decided to table possible funding for the Stanford India Association until next week.

The resolution to urge Malala Yousafzai to attend Stanford was adopted without opposition.

The GSC also considered recently announced changes in graduate housing policies that threaten to cause some students to lose housing. An event has been planned to help affected students understand the local rental market. Some GSC members expressed concern about the short notice given to the students affected.


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Caleb Smith '17 is a Desk Editor from Oakland, California and is majoring in public policy. Outside the Daily, Caleb is Director of news at KZSU Stanford, the campus radio station. Have a tip or suggestion? Please contact him at caleb17 ‘at’

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