To Penn Faculty and Administrators:
The Graduate Student Associations Council (GSAC) wishes to promote good relations between its constituent Graduate Student Associations (GSAs) and the Departments and Graduate Groups with which they are associated. GSAC is the body which represents students pursuing academic degrees at the University of Pennsylvania--Ph.D. students across the University and all graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences. We serve as a liaison to the administration and advocate for issues that are important to graduate students across the university. GSAC has in the past supported many lectures, social activities, and other events sponsored by academic Departments. We have been very generous with our money, so much so that we are now apparently sometimes regarded as a convenient source of extra funding for Departmental projects.
To make use of our money and labor, Departments are respectfully requested to be mindful of the following GSAC policies:
From this time, failure to comply with these policies will be taken into account by GSAC when considering funding requests. We will, of course, continue to support generously the activities of the GSAs of delinquent Departments. Many Departments are already supportive of GSAC, and we continue to appreciate these efforts.
-- GSAC Executive Committee
Victoria Tredinnick, President
Lynn Anne Sanguedolce, Treasurer
Sunita Parasuraman, Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Christy Doran, Vice-President for Administration
David Bowie, Vice-President for Communications
Payal Gupta, Vice-President for Student Affairs
Jerome Bauer, Member at Large
Amy Ksir, Member at Large
Brian Caton, Member at Large
Steve Winick, Ex officio
Speaking Out welcomes reader contributions. Short timely letters on University issues can be accepted Thursday noon, January 9 for the first issue after the holiday break (January 14, 1997, edition), subject to right-of-reply guidelines. Advance notice of intention to submit is appreciated.--Ed.
Volume 43 Number 16
December 17, 1996
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