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GSC Meeting Minutes

At their Dec. 3 meeting, the Graduate Student Council heard reports from various guests and committees.

The alcohol policy ad-hoc committee reported their recommendations for the GSC alcohol policy, which centered around encouraging responsible drinking. The committee proposed measures for regulating alcohol at GSC-sponsored events including checking IDat those events as well as requiring a bartender to be present to serve the alcohol. Their recommendations will be voted on next month.

The housing and community affairs committee reported that the client team for the new graduate housing at University Park met for the last time on Tuesday to discuss the team's draft report. The GSCwill have a future role in the upcoming design phase of the project. The housing and community affairs committee is also looking into the results of the transportation survey to determine the transportation needs of graduate students.

The academic, research and careers committee is working with the Black Graduate Student Association for a joint resolution on student body diversity. They are drafting a proposal to the Graduate Education Office to keep track of the applicants and admission statistics for minority students. The resolution will be submitted to the council at the next meeting and will be voted on at the following meeting.

The GSCheard from Lawrence Sass G, a member of the Faculty Policy Committee which is examining physical and financial changes at the Institute. Sass solicited graduate student opinions on his proposed policy change to have the Institute fund graduate students in order to remove the burden of seeking funds from each individual student.

Source: Yanqing Du G, GSC secretary