Within the final assembly of the 2022-23 Graduate Scholar Council (GSC), members of the GSC went over the council’s closing funding requests earlier than the brand new 2023-24 GSC was sworn in at Tuesday’s assembly.
Newly-elected Related College students at Stanford College (ASSU) co-president Kyle Haslett ’25 facilitated the swearing-in ceremony of the brand new councilors. In the course of the ceremony, the members repeated after Haslett their oath of workplace.
The brand new members of the 23-24 GSC embrace:
- Pranav Jain – Graduate Faculty of Enterprise (second-year MBA)
- Fatima Karim – Doerr Faculty (first-year MS – Sustainability, Science & Observe)
- Kristen Jackson – Faculty of Schooling (third-year PhD – RILE)
- Guillem Megias Homar – Faculty of Engineering (third-year Ph.D. – Aero-Astro)
- Kavya Sreedhar – Faculty of Engineering (fourth-year Ph.D.- Electrical Engineering)
- Kay Barrett – Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Humanities (first-year PhD – English)
- Tom Liu – Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Pure Sciences (third-year PhD – Physics)
- Jacob Randolph – Legislation Faculty (second-year JD-MA – Schooling)
- Kwamina Nyame – Medical Faculty (third-year Ph.D. – Biochemistry)
- Liz Park – at-large, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Pure Sciences (third-year Ph.D. – Chemistry)
- Leslie Luqueño – at-large, Faculty of Schooling (third-year Ph.D. – Sociology of Schooling)
- Habeeb Ayantayo – at giant, Faculty of Engineering (first-year MS – Electrical Engineering)
- Emmit Pert – at-large, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Pure Sciences (third-year Ph.D. – Chemistry)
- Jacob Benford – at-large, Legislation Faculty (second-year JD)
Emily Schell, outgoing co-chair of the 22-23 GSC and a fifth-year Ph.D. pupil within the Graduate Faculty of Schooling, mirrored on her time with the 22-23 GSC and gave recommendation to the incoming 23-24 GSC.
“Shared governance requires compromise and collaboration of each stakeholder concerned,” Schell mentioned. “You could have extra energy within the physique, and the largest piece of energy is our platform.”
Schell’s outgoing co-chair, Jason Anderson, a fourth-year Ph.D. pupil in electrical engineering, additionally shared recommendation on being a pupil advocate.
“I say take dangers on what you propose to do. Like how we fought our manner and we made certain each school Senator understood the affordability disaster we’re having,” Anderson mentioned.
Within the 2023-24 GSC’s first few orders of enterprise, they voted to verify Fatima Karim M.S. ’24 as a brand new council member to signify the graduate college students of the Doerr Faculty of Sustainability.
Elizabeth Park, third-year chemistry Ph.D. pupil, and Kristen Jackson, a third-year Ph.D. pupil within the Faculty of Schooling, had been elected chairs of the brand new council. Park beforehand served because the GSC secretary and Jackson as a council member.
In an announcement to The Each day, Park and Jackson wrote that their targets for the 2023-24 yr would come with placing their constituents first, specializing in campus advocacy and institutional connections.
With the graduate employee union election scheduled to start subsequent week, figuring out whether or not graduate pupil employees might be represented by the Stanford Graduate Employees Union, Park and Jackson wrote that they’d “help the union [and] college students not in union writ giant.”
Jackson and Park added that, to extend pupil illustration and advocacy, they’d interact in a “listening tour” in any respect of Stanford’s cultural facilities to get suggestions on “how we are able to higher help the varied teams they signify.”
The co-chairs’ further said areas of focus are sexual violence prevention, VSO funding, housing and eating, transportation, psychological well being provisions, FLI grad college students, DisCo, worldwide college students and college students with households.