Do you have any questions, suggestions for action, or concerns related to being a Brown Master’s student? I am the official liaison for you, as Brown Master’s students, to make your voice(s) heard, and I encourage you to contact me about anything in this regard.
As part of the GSC’s strategic plan to better involve Master’s students in the decision-making functions of the council and to integrate the Master’s student and PhD student communities, I will begin holding monthly meetings for you to voice your opinions, concerns or ask questions directly to your representative on the GSC.
This will be an open forum to discuss matters including but not limited to: social events, university resources, university work policies, travel/conference funding, etc. Any Master’s student is welcome to attend.
The first monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, March 7th at 6pm in the Grad/RUE space (third floor of Faunce House). [Google Calendar Event]
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Tomorrow night (Feb 27) at 6pm in Solomon 001 [Google Calendar], the Doctoral Education Committee will be holding a “town hall” style event to take your questions on its interim report.
This is your chance to share your thoughts about what a Brown graduate education should be, going forward. What works, what doesn’t, what is going unaddressed?
Please join us! And if you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com
Last week, the GSC general body held a special meeting with the Doctoral Education Committee about its January interim report.
This meeting was held in preparation for the open, “Town Hall” style meeting, to be held on February 27th, at 6pm, in Solomon 001. [Google Calendar]
In order to facilitate an informed discussion, we have published the minutes of the February 6 meeting to the web. You can view them online here.
Please Contact the GSC Secretary with any questions.
- Are you a Master’s or Doctoral student graduating this May?
- Do you have the imagination to create an appealing message to capture the essence of the capstone day of the Brown graduate experience?
- Do you have the confidence to deliver that message in a 10-15 minute address to your fellow graduates and to help make the 2013 Commencement one to really remember?
If you’ve answered YES to all of the above, we want to hear from you!
The Graduate Student Council invites applications for a graduating Master’s or Ph.D. student to speak at the commencement ceremony on May 26. The closing date for applications has been extended and is now Wednesday March 13 @ 5pm.
How to Apply
The application for 2013 Commencement Speaker is in two parts:
(a) Complete this application form
(b) Email a current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date (Extended): Wednesday March 13 @ 5pm.
PLEASE NOTE: You should plan to be available for both of the following:
- Initial interviews will now take place in the week of 3/19 to reflect the extended deadline. Please notify the Vice President, Keila Davis, of any problems arising from this change.
- If shortlisted for second interview, to speak before the full GSC on the evening of Apr 3.
- The Nominations Committee of the GSC will receive and review applications, and will invite a long-list of candidates for initial interview.
- For this initial interview, candidates will be questioned on their previous speaking experience and expected to deliver a 5-minute snippet of their speech.
- The Nominations Committee will then select a short-list of three candidates who will be invited to deliver a draft of their speech before the full GSC general meeting on Wednesday, April 3. The meeting will start at 7pm at the graduate lounge.
- The 2013 Graduate Commencement Speaker will be elected by the GSC’s voting membership present at this meeting.
- Following their selection, the successful candidate will be expected to work with Graduate School staff on the further development of their address and in practicing their delivery.
If you have any further queries about the above application and selection process, please contact Keila Davis, GSC Vice President
Shake off those wintertime blues!
Do you already have the back to work blues after winter break? Did you not even get a real break because you spent the whole time in the lab or in the library? Well, then take a night off and come enjoy a night of CARNIVAL right here in Rhode Island. For one night only, you can be in the warm Brazilian air and not that of frigid Providence. There will be light appetizers and 2 drink tickets for each person, which will get you a draft beer, glass of wine or a soda at the bar. A shuttle will run on a loop from 9pm to 1:30am from the Graduate Lounge to Whiskey Republic, but be sure to get there before 11pm to ensure entrance and drink tickets.
- When: Saturday, February 23, 2013
- Time: 9pm to 1:30am
- Where: Whiskey Republic [map]
- Who: Brown Graduate students (and plus one), but REMEMBER to bring your BROWN and your 21+ IDs
- How: A shuttle will run on a loop from the Graduate Lounge at the corner of Thayer and Charlesfield Streets from 9pm to 1:30am.
**ATTENTION: Please try to arrive before 11pm. After 11pm, we cannot guarantee entrance into Whiskey Republic if they are already at capacity, so please try to get there early to ensure entrance :)
We look forward to seeing you there for a little relief from classes, dissertating and endless talks and meetings!
Your 2013 VPs of Social and Student Life,
Acey & Jill :)