Meeting Minutes

Senate Meeting Minutes – October 7, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

October 07, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Meeting on Zoom: https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/98505929118

AGENDA

  1. Project Group Funding Approval
  1. Student Organization Recognition
  • Lean Endeavors at Northeastern
  • Husky Systers Code
  1. Vice President of Academic Affairs Election

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Project Group Funding Approval

President Gagan Prabhu gave the presentation on Project Group Funding

  • Project funding is the funding pool available for Graduate Non-PhD students seeking funding for projects or research
  • It is currently available only for Non-PhD students, but PhD students are encouraged to apply through PhD network
  • Funding will be $500 per student/organization per academic year with total pool of $5000 on FCFS basis. He mentioned the numbers on how different universities across the country grant funds for projects
  • Project Funding Guidelines document which included eligibility, application procedure, important requirements, funding deadlines per semester and approval process for Project Funding was presented

Voting by the Senate

Result: Approved (97% senators voted yes)

Team members: Gagan Prabhu, Bhavesh Thakkar, Hariessh Kumar, Nagesh Kadagathur, Ziqian Xu, Ansh Vaghela

2. Student Organization Recognition

Vice President of Student Affairs, Deependra Singh introduced Jeel Majithia of the student group Lean Endeavors at Northeastern (LEAN), Manogna Mantripragada and Sayali Pathare of Husky Systers Code

a. Lean Endeavors at Northeastern

  • Presentation by President Jeel Majithia on mission, student involvement strategy and proposed events of the organization
  • Voting by the Senate
  • Result: Approved (86% senators voted yes)

b. Husky Systers Code

  • Presentation by Manogna Mantripragada and Sayali Pathare of Husky Systers Code on mission, student involvement strategy and proposed events of the organization
  • Voting by the Senate
  • Result: Approved (64% senators voted yes)

4. Vice President of Academic Affairs Election

The 5 nominees for VP for Academic Affairs were: Palash Chandrakar, Akanksha Gupta, Asad Muhammad Rafique, Omkar      Tiware and Reema Yadav.

Each candidate was given two minutes to pitch and participated in a question/answer session. This was followed by the ballot, conducted by CSI where active senators got to vote. President Gagan Dep Prabhu announced the vote for the election of Reema Yadav as the new Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Divya Subbaian shared the committee information: Academic Affairs, Financial Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach and Student Affairs and encouraged senators to join committees. Office hours schedule for the week Oct 5th – Oct 9th was displayed and instructions for on-ground office hours were reiterated.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 4:16pm by the Executive Vice-President Divya Subbaian. 

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Akanksha Guptagupta.aka@northeastern.eduKhoury Academic Affairs Committee
2Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@northeastern.eduKhoury Student Affairs Committee
3Ansh VaghelaVaghela.a@northeastern.eduCPSFinancial Affairs Committee
4Arushii KalsiKalsi.a@husky.neu.eduCOENone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
5Ashish Bidapbidap.a@northeastern.eduCPSMarketing and Outreach Committee
6Chirag Patelpatel.chir@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
7Danzel Jonesjones.danz@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization - GSCCNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
8Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE-
9Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE-
10Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE-
11Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@northeastern.eduKhoury Academic Affairs Committee
12Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@northeastern.eduCOENone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
13James "Jerry" Goodwingoodwin.j@northeastern.eduCPSMarketing and Outreach Committee
14Kamalesh Korekore.k@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
15Nagesh Ramesh Kadagathurnageshrameshkadaga.n@northeastern.eduCOENone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
16Niranjan Vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCPSNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
17Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@northeastern.eduCPSFinancial Affairs Committee
18Orhun Kokkok.o@northeastern.eduCOSFinancial Affairs Committee
19Palash ChandrakarChandrakar.p@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
20Pallak Singhsingh.pal@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization-GWiSE None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
21Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
22Reemayadav.ree@northeastern.eduCOE-
23Rishab Shekar Gunashekargunashekar.r@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
24Romaric Belmier Mbakopmbakop.r@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
25Samuel Chuanchuan.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Arts, Media and DesignMarketing and Outreach Committee
26Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
27Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
28Simone Winston Winston.si@northeastern.eduCPSFinancial Affairs Committee
29Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@northeastern.eduCOSStudent Affairs Committee
30Taylor Lemieux Lemieux.t@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
31Vatsal Guptagupta.vat@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee

Senate Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

September 26, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Meeting on Zoom: https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/93093427066

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Positions and responsibilities, committee information
  3. Office hours
  4. Student Group Approval – The Data Science Hub
  5. VP for Financial Affairs election
  6. Questions

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Introduction

President Gagan Dep Prabhu greeted everyone and the Executive Vice President, Divya Subbaian hosted the meeting.

2. Positions and responsibilities, committee information:

  1. VP of Student Affairs
  2. VP of Academic Affairs
  3. VP of Financial Affairs
  4. VP of Programs and Operations
  5. VP of Marketing and Outreach

Senators are encouraged to serve on a committee and to confirm attendance at each committee meeting

3. Office hours

Announcement to GSG office hours was made. Starting September 28, each officer will serve two hours per week, either on-ground in #236 Curry Student Center or virtual (Zoom). Two weeks schedule was displayed and regulations to comply to, for attending on-ground office hours which will be subject to university safety protocols strictly were discussed.

Conducted roll call for the nominees of VP for Financial Affairs election.

4. Student Group Approval – The Data Science Hub

A presentation was made by Kaushik Holla and Anand Krishnamoorthy of  ‘The Data Science Hub’ for official recognition by the Graduate Student Government. President – Gagan Dep Prabhu announced the vote of 92.8 percent to accept The Data Science Hub as an officially recognized organization by GSG.

5. VP of Financial Affairs Election

Candidates: Nalini Macharla, Reema Yadav, Simone Winston, Sundera Rajan Kaushik Komandur and Venkata Phani Devulapally

Each candidate was given two minutes to pitch and participated in a question/answer session. This was followed by the ballot, conducted by CSI where active senators got to vote.

President Gagan Dep Prabhu announced the vote for the election of Simone Winston as VP of Financial Affairs and also announced that the VP of Academic Affairs, Hariessh Kumar, has resigned and an election will be held for this position in the next senate meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:56 pm by the Executive Vice-President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Alfred Navatonavato.a@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
2Ansh VaghelaVaghela.a@northeastern.eduCPSBudget Priorities Committee
3Ashishkumar Bidapbidap.a@northeastern.eduCPS-
4Atharva Kousadikarkousadikar.a@northeastern.eduCPSMarketing and Outreach Committee
5Bhavesh Thakkar thakkar.b@northeastern.eduCOE-
5Chirag Patelpatel.chir@northeastern.eduCOEBudget Priorities Committee
6Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE-
7Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE-
8Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE-
9Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@northeastern.eduKhoury-
10Jared Beaulieubeaulieu.ja@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
11Jerry Goodwingoodwin.j@northeastern.eduCPSMarketing and Outreach Committee
12Jugal Sandeep Shethsheth.ju@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
13kamaleshkore.k@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
14Kaushik Holla Vaderhobli Madhava Krishnavaderhoblimadhavak.k@northeastern.eduKhoury Academic Affairs Committee
15Laura Johnsonjohnson.lau@northeastern.eduGrad Student Org- English Graduate Student Association-
16Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
17Nagesh Ramesh Kadagathurnageshrameshkadaga.n@northeastern.eduCOE-
18Nalini Macharlamacharla.@northeastern.eduCPS-
19Niranjan Vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCPS-
20Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@northeastern.eduCPSBudget Priorities Committee
21Orhun Kokkok.o@northeastern.eduCOSBudget Priorities Committee
22Pallak Singhsingh.pal@northeastern.eduGrad Student Org- GWiSEPrograms and Operations Committee
23Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
24Reema Yadavyadav.ree@northeastern.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee
25Romaric Belmier MbakopMbakop.r@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
26Samuel ChuanChuan.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Arts, Media and DesignMarketing and Outreach Committee
27Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
28Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
29Simone winstonWinston.si@northeastern.eduCPS-
30Sundera Rajan Kaushik Komandurkomandur.s@northeastern.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee
31Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@northeastern.eduCOSStudent Affairs Committee
32Taylor Lemieux Lemieux.t@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
33Vatsal Guptagupta.vat@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
34Venkata Phani Devulapallydevulapally.v@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee

Senate Meeting Minutes – September 09, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

September 09, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting on Zoom: https://northeastern.zoom.us/s/99044923047

AGENDA

  1. Executive Board Introduction, officer updates of the e-board by the President
  2. Welcome game – hosted by the VP of Programs & Operations
  3. Individual Committee information by the five GSG Vice Presidents
  4. Executive Vice President – Divya Subbaian
  5. Questions by the attendees
  6. $5 gift card give away announcement by VP of Programs & Operations

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Executive Board Introduction, officer updates of the e-board by the President – Gagan Dep Prabhu

  • The president welcomed everyone to the first senate meeting of the fall 2020 semester.
  • Spoke about all the tasks completed during the summer which includes, NU Student Temps, Tell Your Tales Contest, On-Campus Job Panel Discussion, Finance: Gift Card Policy, Budget Proposal, Tableau Dashboard, Project Funding Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and long-term plans for GSG.

2. Welcome game – hosted by the VP of Programs & Operations

Prajakta hosted a game of Bingo to engage the attendees, the winner was Ritvik Vinodkumar.

3. Individual Committee information by the five GSG Vice Presidents

  • Deependra spoke about the Student Affairs Committee
  • Hariessh spoke about the Academic Affairs Committee
  • Prajakta spoke about the Programs & Operations Committee
  • Santhoshi spoke about the Marketing & Outreach Committee
  • Gagan spoke about the Finance Committee in the absence of Bhavesh, the VP of Finance and announced the VP of Finance elections which will be conducted on September 26th.

4. Executive Vice President – Divya Subbaian

Divya spoke about the future initiatives of GSG, Strategic Planning Committee and announced office hours.

5. Questions by the attendees

  • Can you contest in the GSG VP of Finance elections if you are already the e-board member of another student organization?

Answer: No, we do not allow that in order to avoid bias.

  • Can you contest in the elections and serve as an e-board member while you are on co-op?

Answer: Yes, so long as you are fulfilling your responsibilities, you can be on co-op while working for GSG.

6. $5 gift card give away announcement by VP of Programs & Operations

Prajakta announced that all attendees would receive a $5 gift card.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm by the Executive Vice-President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Aditi jainJain.adit@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
2Alfred NavatoNavato.a@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
3Arjun Kailash Srinivasan srinivasan.arj@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
4Arushii KalsiKalsi.a@northeastern.eduCOE-
5Chirag Patelpatel.chir@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
6Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE-
7Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE-
8Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE-
9Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@northeastern.eduKhoury-
10Harshit Vijayvijay.h@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
11Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@northeastern.eduCOE-
12Jugal Sandeep Shethsheth.ju@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
13Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
14Miral Dalaldalal.m@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
15Mohit Masalkarmasalkar.m@northeastern.eduGrad Student Organization - NU SanskritiFinancial Affairs Committee
16Niranjan Vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCPSPrograms and Operations Committee
17Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@northeastern.eduCPSStudent Affairs Committee
18Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
19Reema Yadavyadav.ree@northeastern.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee
20Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@northeastern.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs Committee
21Romaric Belmier Mbakopmbakop.r@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
22Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
23Shachi Patelpatel.shac@northeastern.eduCOSPrograms and Operations Committee
24Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
25Sundera Rajan Kaushik Komandurkomandur.s@northeastern.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
26Taylor Lemieux Lemieux.t@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
27Vatsal Guptagupta.vat@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
28Ziqian Xuxu.ziqia@northeastern.eduCPSAcademic Affairs Committee

Senate Meeting Minutes – February 29, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
February 29, 2020
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
320 Shillman Hall

 AGENDA

  1. Massachusetts State House Visit – Gagan Dep Prabhu, President
  2. Student Affairs – Deependra Singh, Vice President of Student Affairs
  3. Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta, Vice President of Academic Affairs
  4. Massachusetts Graduate Mixer – Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayanan, Senator
  5. Next Senate Meeting Schedule 
  6. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Massachusetts State House Visit – Gagan Dep Prabhu

Gagan welcomed all senators to the senate meeting and discussed the topics for the State House visit. Senators voted on topics to be represented by GSG:

  • Fighting Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Proposal for fighting sexual misconduct on campus was discussed. Reservations about Title 9 in the proposal were argued upon and a consensus was formed about generating awareness within the community about Title 9. Senators voted in favor of the proposal and the board.
  • Climate Change – Carbon Tax and Renewable Energy: Proposal about imposing Carbon Tax on Universities as a measure to address climate change. The figure that was agreed in the proposal pending further discussions is $40 per ton of CO2.  Senators voted in favor of the proposal.
  • Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program: Global Entrepreneurship Program aimed at providing funding to budding entrepreneurs who are on an F1 visa. Senators voted in favor of the proposal. Additionally, an application-based process to reduced biases was proposed.

2. Student Affairs – Deependra Singh

  • Discussed status of 5 student groups that have been given tentative recognition. These groups will go through a trial period and will have access to limited funding until September 20,2020. Groups are required to  present to the Senate to receive official recognition.
  • Office of Sustainability is holding a meeting to discuss sustainability at NU on March 10th – great opportunity to network.

3. Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta

  • Discussed academic affairs committee sessions and preparation fr RISE 2020.
  • Discussed transition of University utilization of from Blackboard to Canvas. Process to be implemented soon, and student data would be archived in Blackboard once transition is complete.

4. Massachusetts Graduate Mixer – Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayanan

Graduate students from different Universities in Massachusetts met at Boston University. Discussions included MA State House proposals. MIT proposed an external affairs meeting to discuss and address issues pertaining to Massachusetts students.  

5. Next Senate Meeting Schedule 

Budget priority presentation to determine budget for academic year 2020-2021. 

6. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:45 pm by the Executive Vice-President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.No.NameHusky Email IDCollege Committee
1Abhijeet Durve durve.a@husky.neu.eduCOE-
2Abhishek Sureshsuresh.ab@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach Committee
3Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
4Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhouryStudent Affairs Committee
5Ansh VaghelaVaghela.a@husky.neu.eduCPSPrograms and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
6Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
7Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
8Ashwin agarkhedagarkhed.a@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
9Deependra Singh d.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
10Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
11Gagan Prabhu g.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
12Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@northeastern.eduKhouryConstitution Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
13Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
14Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOE-
15Jugal Sandeep Shethsheth.ju@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
16Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.eduCOE
17Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs Committee
18Keerti Muruganmurugan.k@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
19Mandar Dilip Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
20Nitesh Tamore tamore.n@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
21Omkar pradeep shindeshinde.o@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
22Parth Gadhavi gadhavi.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach Committee
23Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
24Preeti Bholebhole.p@husky.neu.eduCPSFinancial Affairs Committee
25Rashmi Rajendra Joshi joshi.ras@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee
26Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs Committee
27Ruchira Niralenirale.r@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach Committee
28Sai Sravan Bandarubandaru.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
29Shachi patelpatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations Committee
30Sonam Ghatodeghatode.s@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs Committee
31Tanay BhagwatBhagwat.t@husky.neu.exuCOSStudent Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
32Xiaomeng pengPeng.x@husky.neu.eduCOE-
33Yash Vasanivasani.y@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs Committee

Senate Meeting Minutes – February 15, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
February 15, 2020
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
320 Shillman Hall 

 

AGENDA:

1. Massachusetts State House Advocacy Trip

2. Special Committee

3. Updates from the VP of Programs and Operations-Karan Kamlesh Parikh

4. Updates from the VP of Financial Affairs-Robert Hass

5. Questions by the Senate

6. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

The President welcomed all attendees to the senate meeting.

1. MA Statehouse Advocacy Trip

Gagan discussed the Massachusetts Graduate Federation and announced a Massachusetts Statehouse Advocacy trip scheduled for April 14th, 2020.

There are two ways Northeastern GSG can participate:

i. GSG can sign onto any/all the potential advocacy topics.

  • Fighting Sexual Misconduct on campus
  • Climate Change: Carbon Tax and Renewable Energy
  • Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Senators will vote to decide which topic Northeastern will advocate for.

ii. GSG can send students from Northeastern University Graduate community to participate in the visit.

Any graduate student can attend and represent their Graduate Student Council. Every individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Reading the above statements and feeling comfortable discussing them
  • Scheduling meetings with their representative and senator 2 weeks before the visit (either those representing where you live OR the district your school is in)
  • Attending a training in the morning of the visit day (Mandatory)
  • Each individual participant should email gsc-eab-state@mit.edu by March 25th

2. Special Committee 

The Executive Board plans to form a Special Committee of three representatives who will closely work with GSG.

i. External Affairs

ii. Special Events Representative

iii. IT Expert

This committee will be led by the President of GSG along with the VP of Marketing and Outreach and VP of Programs and Operations. For any further questions, contact- gsgpresident@northeastern.edu

3. Updates from the VP of Programs and Operations- Karan Kamlesh Parikh

Karan announced that the Spring 2020 Brunch is tentatively scheduled on 23rd March. Interested volunteers can reach out to Karan at gsgprograms@northeastern.edu

4. Updates from the VP of Financial Affairs-Robert Hass

The VP outlined the process for applying for funding for your student club in the Northeastern.

5. Questions by the Senate

  • Would the special committee be permanent?

Answer: It could be permanent. Depends on the value added by the committee.

  • What is the difference between External Affairs and Special Events?

Answer: External affairs will work on GSG’s relationships outside Northeastern University. Special events will primarily work on attending events within Northeastern University that GSG is currently unable to actively attend.

  • When will the voting for State House Visit topics be conducted?

Answer: Voting will be conducted during the next Senate meeting on 29th February.

  • Do we need to participate in the MA State House visit as part of the GSG team or can we go individually?

Answer: All the graduate students from Northeastern are recommended to participate on GSG’s behalf to ensure our voice is strengthened.

6. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 pm by the Executive Vice President.

 

Senate Meeting Minutes- February 01, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
February 01, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 AGENDA

  1. Officer updates by the Executive Board
  2. Questions by the Senate
  3. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Officer updates by the Executive Board

a. Vice-President of Programs and Operations – Karan Kamlesh Parikh

Karan welcomed all senators to the second senate meeting for Spring 2020 semester. The following topics were discussed:

  • Spring 2020 Brunch – an event organized for welcoming new students to provide them a platform to socialize and make new connections over food. A convenient date for the event was discussed – tentatively shortlisted as of February 22, 2020.
  • Programs and Operations committee 

b. Vice-President of Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta

Responsibility: Deals with academic issues of graduate and PhD students

  • RISE Awards 2020: an event where students present their academic research. The event aims to provide insights on research being conducted in Northeastern University by our contemporaries. GSG sponsors the Graduate Innovator Award (GIA). Event date: April 9th, 2020.
  • Academic Affairs committee 
  • Survey: A semester wise survey pertaining to academics at Northeastern. Responses will be collected, analyzed and reported at a future senate meeting to understand issues to focus and improve on.

c. Vice President of Marketing and Outreach – Divya Subbaian 

  • Consensus on meeting schedule: Senators voted on senate meeting day for the semester. Options included Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Most senators voted for Saturday meetings.
  • Accessibility: efforts by GSG to connect with students on a personal level to be more accessible to all. Focus on maximizing participation from different colleges by considering their specific needs and finding a common ground.
  • Primary approach: Attend all 9 college’s orientations to spread awareness about GSG and evaluate feedback to develop better relationships
  • Marketing and Outreach committee: meeting minutes, social media, website updates, photography, design of promotional materials, identify strategies to enhance GSG’s presence 
  • Student Organization involvement: Representation at senate meetings. This will enable them stay in touch with students interested in joining them.
  • Regional campus: a pilot run of extending GSG’s benefits to the Seattle campus to check feasibility and make it an initiative involving not just GSG but all Northeastern. The values of Northeastern of ‘One Northeastern, diverse network, academic excellence, global university, inclusive community, and experiential learning’ resonate through its 7 regional campuses.

d. Vice President of Student Affairs – Deependra Singh

  • Student group data: transition from OrgSync to Engage/CampusLabs; Some data lost during transition, but a significant portion received from Center for Student Involvement (CSI). Focus on rebuilding the database.
  • Recognition of groups: update on the usual process with a 6-month trial to gauge performance, sustainability, etc. on a budget of around $500 to ensure the student activity fee is better utilized.

 

2. Questions by the Senate

  • Difference between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs committees?

Answer: Academic Affairs deals with problems regarding curriculum, and professors. Student Affairs is concerned with forming and improving coordination between various student clubs

  • Why should students join or reach out to GSG?

Answer: GSG is student-run and has a collective pool of students who can relate to the issues better. GSG also has leverage in reaching out to the right offices to address issues. 

  • Shashwata Naik, Senator, Marketing and Outreach committee suggested GSG host more informal events like lunch to network among GSG patrons and share insights, information and resources.

 

3. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 1:30 pm by the Executive Vice-President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.No. NameHusky Email IDCollege Committee
1Abhijeet Durve durve.a@husky.neu.eduCOE
2Abhishek Sureshsuresh.ab@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach Committee
3Aditya SharmaSharma.aditya@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
4Babatunde Aideyanb.aideyan@northeastern.eduBouve
5Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhouryStudent Affairs Committee
6Ansh VaghelaVaghela.a@husky.neu.eduCPSPrograms and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
7Arushii Kalsi kalsi.a@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
8Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
9Atharva KousadikarKousadikar.a@husky.neu.eduCPSFinancial Affairs Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
10Deependra Singh d.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
11Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
12Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@northeastern.eduKhouryConstitution Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
13Harsh Natvarlal Sindhwasindhwa.h@husky.neu.eduCPSFinancial Affairs Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
14Harshit Vijayvijay.h@husky.neu.eduCOEConstitution Committee, Financial Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
15Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
16Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOE
17Indranil Ranjit Salvisalvi.i@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
18Jugal Sandeep Shethsheth.h@husky.edu.neuCOEStudent Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
19Kapil Patilpatil.ka@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
20Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.eduCOE
21Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryStudent Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
22Kunj Mithaparamithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
23Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEConstitution Committee, Financial Affairs Committee, Student Affairs Committee
24Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEConstitution Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
25Margeshpatel.marge@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
26Matthew Gonzales Gonzales.ma@husky.neu.eduSchool of LawConstitution Committee, Financial Affairs Committee
27Miral Dalal dalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
28Mohamed Raashiedraashied.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
29Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee
30Nitesh Tamore tamore.n@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
31Omkar ShindeShinde.o@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
32Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@husky.neu.eduCPSStudent Affairs Committee
33Palash Chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Financial Affairs Committee
34Parag Narkhedenarkhede.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
35Parth Gadhavigadhavi.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach Committee
36Preeti Bholebhole.p@husky.neu.eduCPSRegional Campus Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
37Rashmi Rajendra Joshi joshi.ras@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Constitution Committee, Financial Affairs Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
38Ruchira Niralenirale.r@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
39Rupesh Alasundkaralasundkar.r@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
40Rushabh Chopdachopda.r@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
41Sai Sravan Bandarubandaru.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
42Santhoshi bathinabathina.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach Committee
43Shachipatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations Committee
44Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOERegional Campus Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee
45Shouvik Ashash.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
46Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee, Marketing and Outreach Committee,
47Sourabh Chakkechakke.s@husky.neu.eduCOE
48Srikar Vuppalanchivuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee
49Suryanarayana Malladimalladi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
50Tanay BhagwatBhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee
51Tharun Krishnadayalan.t@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Programs and Operations Committee
52Xiaomeng Pengpeng.x@husky.neu.eduCOE

Senate Meeting Minutes – December 04, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
December 04, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

  1. Officer update – Gagan Dep Prabhu, President
  2. Regional Campus – Divya Subbaian, Vice-President of Marketing and Outreach
  3. Student Organization Recognition – Lucas Troup (Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Council)
  4. Questions by the Senate
  5. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Officer update – Gagan Dep Prabhu, President

The President welcomed all senators to the final senate meeting for the Fall 2019 semester. Presentation utilized memes to used break away from the monotony by making them fun and relevant. The following topics were discussed

  • CPS referendum success Acknowledged and thanked the team for successful inclusion of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) to the Graduate Student Government (GSG) with the popular mandate of 85.14%
  • Future goals of GSG Budget Priorities Survey, Regional Campus
  • Budget Priority Committee Work on a survey distributed to graduate and PhD students to receive feedback and determine funding allocation for the academic year. Tentatively $15,000 would be allocated for graduates and $96,000 would be allocated for group funding. Discussed the salient results of the survey through the years

2014-2015: Student life, funding support, academic support, career support

2015-2016: Community building, happiness index, funding: RA/ TA; grants

2016-2017: Student life, support for students who are parents, shuttle services, professional development

2017-2018: Academic affairs, dining services, PhD network, services: Redeye; care.com

2018-2019: Conference funding, PhD network, mental health, career services

 

2. Regional Campus – Divya Subbaian, Vice-President of Marketing and Outreach

  • GSG in Regional Campuses – The values of ‘One’ Northeastern, diverse network, academic excellence, global university, inclusive community, and experiential learning resonate through its 7 regional campuses. Starting with Seattle and San Francisco, GSG proposes to expand its network in three different phases to further reinforce these values
  • Phase 1: Pilot, where GSG, Boston would be introduced to regional campus students and involve them as affiliated members. This would help build a graduate network and a community for further interactions across all Northeastern campuses
  • Phase 2: Assess the result of phase 1 and continue to involve regional campus with GSG, Boston or launch independent GSGs if required. Also, initiate a permanent model
  • Phase 3: Focus on growth within regional campuses
  • Benefits: Facilitate students’ experiences beyond academics and their representation in decision making. It would also directly align with the ‘Northeastern 2025’ goal to initiate a diverse graduate and alumni network at the University.
  • Senators will be recruited to work in a Regional Campus committee. Interested Senators should reach out to Divya Subbaian via email at gsgmarketingoutreach@northeastern.edu /divyasubbaian@northeastern.edu

 

3. Student Organization Recognition – Lucas Troup (Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Council)

  • Luke highlighted the lack of a forum for interaction among students from the department.
  • The group organizes informal events initially called ‘Happy hours’ and later ‘Socials’. This enabled students to reach out and ask an array of questions from restaurant recommendations, tips on navigating through Boston and organizing cultural potlucks to develop an inclusive community.
  • Result: Approved (100% senators voted yes)

 

4. Questions

Gagan Dep Prabhu addressed questions by the Senate:

  • When will funding and Student Activity fee collection for CPS students commence?

Answer: The funding for activities (other than for conferences) by GSG with Student Finance Office will commence from spring 2020, but the student activity fee collection will only begin from Summer 2, i.e. July 2020. Funding for conferences will also commence from Summer 2.

  • How to form a student group?

Answer: The first step is to talk with the GSG Executive Board and to check if there are any similar groups. Deependra Singh, Vice President of Student Affairs will take the team through the steps and will work with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) to form the constitution. The group would attain tentative recognition for a period of 4 months and then attain permanent recognition.

Luke, representing Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Council (CEE GSC) addressed the following questions by the Senate:

  • How do you reach out to students?

Answer: Through email, WhatsApp and WeChat.

  • Are there any resource for students who are interested in research?

Answer: Discussions are underway with the department to set up a formal committee to help students interested in research.

 

5. Lunch

The usual fare was sweetened by the addition of doughnuts celebrating the success of the CPS referendum.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 2:30 pm by the President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.No.NameHusky Email IDCollegeCommittee
1Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
2Anurag Shubhamshubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhouryPrograms and Operations
3Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
4Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
5 Binod Thapa-Chhetrythapachhetry.b@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
6Crispin Sujith Cletuscletus.c@husky.neu.eduCOE
7Deependra Singh d.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
8Dilan jacobjacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
9Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
10Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
11Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
12Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities,
Financial Affairs,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs
13Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.eduCOE
14Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs
15Kunj Mithaparamithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Financial Affairs
16Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs
17Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
18Miral Dalaldalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
19Mohamed Raashiedlnu.moh@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
20Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
21Nitesh Tamoretamore.n@husky.neu.eduCOE
22Palash Chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
23Parth Gadhavigadhavi.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
24Pavankumar Reddy Vemuletivemuleti.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
25Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramaninamakkalbalasubram.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs
26Praveen Jayasankarjayasankar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
27Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
28Robert Hassr.hass@northeastern.eduD'amore-Mckim
29Ruchira Nirale COE
30Saanthakumaran Mohanasundaram mohanasundaram.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
31Sai Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
32Sania Kotharikothari.san@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs, Marketing and Outreach
33Sanket Pimplepimple.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
34Shachipatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
35Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
36Snehapriya Vallabhajosyulavallabhajosyula.s@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
37Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
38Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs
39Xiaomeng Pengpeng.x@husky.neu.eduCOENone

 

 

Senate Meeting Minutes – November 13, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
November 13, 2019
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

  1. Textbook Exchange Program – Harshita Gupta and Hanna Nuttall (VP of Academic Affairs, SGA)
  2. Graduate Student Experience – Karan Parikh 
  3. Care.com Presentation – Lynne Satlof-Karas, Director of Educational Services 
  4. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

The President welcomed all senators to the senate meeting. 

1. Textbook Exchange Program – Harshita Gupta and Hanna Nuttall

  • Harshita and Hanna discussed the significance of the program and the vision of the initiative 
  • Senators were invited to buy and sell books for a favorable price through the program

 

2. CPS Referendum – Gagan Dep Prabhu  

  • The #GSGforCPS launch video was displayed and received positive feedback from Senators 
  • CPS students who attended the Senate meeting were welcomed and were given #GSGforCPS merchandize

 

3. Care.com Presentation – Lynne Satlof-Karas, Director of Educational Services 

  • Lynne presented about Care.com and discussed services that graduate students at Northeastern University have access to 
  • Care.com offers resources in various ways when a request is made on their website. Students can also become caregivers 
  • Services include pet care, child care, etc

 

4. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm by the President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.No.NameHusky Email IDCollegeCommittee
1Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
2Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhoury Student Affairs
3Anurag Shubhamshubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhoury Programs and Operations
4Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
5Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
6Ashwin P Agarkhedagarkhed.a@husky.neu.eduCOENone
7BINOD THAPA-CHHETRYTHAPACHHETRY.B@HUSKY.NEU.EDUKhoury Financial Affairs,
Student Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
8Crispin Sujith Cletuscletus.c@husky.neu.eduCOE
9Deependra Singh d.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
10Dilan jacobjacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
11Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
12Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
13Kapil Patilpatil.ka@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
14Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhoury Academic Affairs
15Kunj Mithaparamithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Financial Affairs
16Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs
17Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
18Miral Dalaldalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
19Mohit Masalkarmasalkar.m@husky.neu.eduCOE
20Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
21Nitesh Tamoretamore.n@husky.neu.eduCOE
22Palash Chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
23Pavankumar Reddy Vemuletivemuleti.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
24Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs
25Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramaninamakkalbalasubram.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs
26Praveen Jayasankarjayasankar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
27Priyanka Tadsetadse.p@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Programs and Operations,
Marketing and Outreach
28Puja Ashish MehtaMehta.puj@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
29Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhoury Financial Affairs
30Rusabh Chopdachopda.r@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
31Saanthakumaran Mohanasundaram mohanasundaram.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
32Sai Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
33Sanket Pimplepimple.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
34Shachipatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
35Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
36Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
37Sourabh M ChakkeChakke.s@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs
38Srikar Vuppalanchivuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
39Suryanarayana Malladimalladi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
40Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs
41Tyler Stittstitt.t@husky.neu.eduCAMDMarketing and Outreach
42Vijay Harisudan Sivasekarsivasekar.v@husky.neu.eduKhoury Referendum

 

 

Senate Meeting Minutes – October 30, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
October 30, 2019
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

  1. CPS Referendum and General Discussion
  2. Graduate Student Experience – Karan Parikh 
  3. Quiz Session – Divya Subbaian and Karan Parikh
  4. Financial Affairs – Robert Hass
  5. Marketing and Outreach – Divya Subbaian
  6. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. CPS Referendum and General Discussion– Gagan Dep Prabhu

The President welcomed all senators to the senate meeting and discussed the following:

  • CPS Referendum – Updates on the progress of the referendum committee and next steps
  • Dining Services – Received feedback from Senators about the dining services and identified ways to increase utilization of the resource by graduate students

 

2. Graduate Student Experience – Karan Parikh 

  • Karan introduced his experience as a volunteer at the GSG Welcome Brunch when he joined Northeastern University
  • Discussed his journey as a Senator and transition to the position of Vice President of Programs and Operations at GSG
  • Discussed efforts he undertook (GSG logo, organized Fall 2019 Welcome Brunch) through his association with GSG

 

3. Quiz Session- Divya Subbaian and Karan Parikh

  • Divya Subbaian hosted a quiz for Senators involving fun questions about GSG and Northeastern University on the ‘Kahoot’ Platform. Winner of the game won a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card.
  • Questions: 10 
  • Participation: 72 Senators 
  • Winner: Anurag Shubham (9/10 correct answers)

 

4. Financial Affairs – Robert Hass

  • Discussed late funding submissions and potential penalty for late submissions
  • Senator suggestions to penalty for late submissions included Denial of next request, Three-strikes policy, and Thirty days denial of funds

 

5. Marketing and Outreach – Divya Subbaian

  • Divya introduced the #GSGforCPS campaign and  requested senators to reach out if they are interested in volunteering for the campaign
  • Senators shared their experiences at Northeastern University and with the Graduate Student Government

 

6. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm by the President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.No.NameHusky Email IDCollegeCommittee
1Abhishekmaheshwarappa.a@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
2Abhishek Sureshsuresh.ab@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
3Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
4Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhouryStudent Affairs
5Anurag Shubhamshubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhouryPrograms and Operations
6Apoorva Mishramishra.ap@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
7Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
8Ashwin P Agarkhedagarkhed.a@husky.neu.eduCOE
9Bhavesh Thakkarthakkar.b@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
10 Binod Thapa-Chhetrythapachhetry.b@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
11Charan hurulichikkanahalli Munidasappa Hurulichikkanahall.c@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs
12Deependra Singh d.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
13Derrick Adamadam.de@husky.neu.eduKhouryBudget Priorities,
Financial Affairs
14Dilan jacobjacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
15Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
16Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
17Grishma Rathodrathod.g@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs
18Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
19Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
20Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities,
Financial Affairs,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs
21Indranil Ranjit Salvisalvi.i@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
22Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.eduCOE
23Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs
24Kiran Kumar Chatnahalli Gangadhariahgangadharaiah.k@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs
25Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs
26Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
27Miral Dalaldalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
28Mohamed Raashiedlnu.moh@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
29Mounika Nallanalla.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Budget Priorities
30Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
31Nikhil Dingradingra.n@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs,
Programs and Operations,
Marketing and Outreach
32Palash Chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
33Parth Gadhavigadhavi.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
34Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs
35Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramaninamakkalbalasubram.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Student Affairs
36Praveen Jayasankarjayasankar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
37Priyanka Milind Malpekarmalpekar.p@husky.neu.eduCOE
38Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
39Robert Hassr.hass@northeastern.eduD'amore-Mckim
40Rupeshalasundkar.r@husky.neu.eduCOE
41Rusabh Chopdachopda.r@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
42Saanthakumaran Mohanasundaram mohanasundaram.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
43Sai Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
44Sai Sreekar Siddulasiddula.s@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
45Sania Kotharikothari.san@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs, Marketing and Outreach
46Sanket Pimplepimple.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
47Shachipatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
48Shamika Gogategogate.s@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
49Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
50Siddhi Prabhuprabhu.si@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
51Snehapriya Vallabhajosyulavallabhajosyula.s@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
52Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
53Sourabh M ChakkeChakke.s@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs
54Srikar Vuppalanchivuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
55Sudheer reddy gaddamGaddam.su@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities
56Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs
57Tyler Stittstitt.t@husky.neu.eduCAMD Marketing and Outreach
58Xiaomeng Pengpeng.x@husky.neu.eduCOENone
59Yatish Chandra Pittapitta.y@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
60Aditya Chandrasekaran chandrasekaran.ad@husky.neu.eduCOE
61Tejas Nadgoudnadgoud.t@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee,Academic Affairs Committee,Programs and Operations Committee
62Tanvi Guravgurav.t@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee,Marketing and Outreach Committee
63Matthew Gonzales Gonzales.ma@husky.neu.eduLawBudget Priorities Committee,Financial Affairs Committee,Programs and Operations Committee
64Shruti patilpatil.shru@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
65Abhishek Dabasdabas.a@husky.neu.eduCOENone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
66Nikhil Jacobjacob.ni@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum Committee,Budget Priorities Committee,Financial Affairs Committee,Student Affairs Committee,Academic Affairs Committee,Programs and Operations Committee,Marketing and Outreach Committee
67Nikhil Naresh Kadamkadam.n@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee

 

 

Senate Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
October 16, 2019
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

  1. Officer updates by the Executive Vice President – Babatunde Aideyan
  2. Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta
  3. CPS Referendum – Gagan Dep Prabhu and Babatunde Aideyan
  4. Student Affairs – Deependra Singh
  5. Questions
  6. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Officer updates by the Executive Vice President – Babatunde Aideyan

The Executive Vice President welcomed all senators to the senate meeting and discussed the following:

  • Babatunde Aideyan introduced the responsibilities of his position and his work over the summer (assisting the President, building relationships with University offices, overseeing Programs and operations, and Marketing and Outreach)
  • Budget Priorities Committee–Work on a survey distributed to graduate and PhD students to receive feedback and determine funding allocation for the academic year

 

2. Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta

  • Harshita Gupta discussed RISE (Research Innovation Scholarship Entrepreneurship) and the opportunity to present the Graduate Innovator Award (GIA) – sponsored by the Graduate Student Government
  • RISE team

 

3. CPS Referendum – Gagan Dep Prabhu and BabaTunde Aideyan

  • Introduction to exclusion of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) from the Graduate Student Government and current status (CPS does not have access to benefits other graduate students that pay the graduate student activity fee have access to)
  • Need, goals, and vision for the CPS Referendum (to run a referendum that would officially introduce a graduate student activity fee that all CPS student will be required to pay leading to official recognition of CPS by the Graduate Student Government)
  • Discussion of strategies, timeline and progress of the referendum (Referendum Committee, town halls, building connections)
  • Questions by the Senate

 

4. Student Affairs – Deependra Singh

  • Deependra Singh discussed available resources that students have access to at Northeastern University, funding policies (student group and individual conference) and student group recognition process
  • Questions by the Senate

 

5. Questions

Gagan Dep Prabhu discussed the University lunch plan to determine why many students do not utilize the resource and addressed questions by the Senate:

  • Are CPS students made aware of the CPS referendum?

Answer: Yes. We are working closely with CPS and ensuring the goals of the referendum are constantly being reached out to all CPS students through emails from their college administration. We will also be organizing town halls over the next month to interact with students.

  • When will CPS officially be included if the referendum passes?

Answer: Depends on CPS. We are looking to include them by Fall 2020, officially.

  • Why do we need to run a referendum?

Answer: CPS students don’t pay a student activity fee. Moving forward, if they are to be officially recognized by the GSG, they will be required to pay the fee. That would make a change at the college-level and a referendum needs to pass with majority votes of yes for it to be implemented.

  • Why don’t students prefer the lunch plan provided by the University?

Answer: Senate – The plan is too expensive.

  • Does mode of transportation matter to apply for travel funding?

Answer: To some extent, yes. You will have to communicate with the Vice President of Financial Affairs (Robert Hass) regarding that.

 

4. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm by the President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.noNameHusky Email AddressCollege Committee
1Abhishekmaheshwarappa.a@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
2Abhishek Sureshsuresh.ab@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
3Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
4Alan Downey-Walldowney-wall.a@husky.neu.eduCOSBudget Priorities
Financial Affairs
5Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhouryStudent Affairs
6Anurag Shubhamshubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhouryPrograms and Operations
7Apoorva Mishramishra.ap@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
8Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
9Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
10Ashwin Alagappan Singaramsingaram.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
11Ashwin P Agarkhedagarkhed.a@husky.neu.eduCOENone
12Babatunde Aideyanb.aideyan@northeastern.eduBouve
13Bhavesh Thakkarthakkar.b@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
14Binod Thapa-Chhetrythapachhetry.b@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
Student Affairs
Marketing and Outreach
15Charan hurulichikkanahalli Munidasappa Hurulichikkanahall.c@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs
16Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
17Derrick Adamadam.de@husky.neu.eduKhouryBudget Priorities
Financial Affairs
18Dilan jacobjacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
19Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
20Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
21Grishma Rathodrathod.g@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs
22Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
23Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
24Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities
Financial Affairs
Student Affairs
Academic Affairs
25Indranil Ranjit Salvisalvi.i@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
26Indupriya Kompi Sadasivappakompisadasivappa.i@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
27Jugal shethsheth.ju@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
28Kapil Sharad Patilpatil.ka@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
29Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.edu
30Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs
31Kiran Kumar Chatnahalli Gangadhariahgangadharaiah.k@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs
32Kunj Mithaparamithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Financial Affairs
33Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs
34Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
35Miral Dalaldalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
36Mohamed Raashiedlnu.moh@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
37Mounika Nallanalla.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Budget Priorities
38Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
39Nikhil Dingradingra.n@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs,
Programs and Operations,
Marketing and Outreach
40palash chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
41Pavankumar Reddy Vemuletivemuleti.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
42Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
Student Affairs
43Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramaninamakkalbalasubram.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
Student Affairs
44Praveen Jayasankarjayasankar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
45Priyanka Tadsetadse.p@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Programs and Operations,
Marketing and Outreach
46Puja Ashish MehtaMehta.puj@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
47Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
48Rushabh Chopdachopda.r@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
49Saanthakumaran Mohanasundaram mohanasundaram.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
50Sai Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
51Sai Sreekar Siddulasiddula.s@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
52Sania Kotharikothari.san@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs, Marketing and Outreach
53Sanket Pimplepimple.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
54Shachipatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
55Shamika Gogategogate.s@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
56Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
57Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
58Sourabh M ChakkeChakke.s@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs
59Srikar Vuppalanchivuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
60Sudheer reddy gaddamGaddam.su@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities
61Suryanarayana Malladimalladi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
62Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs
63Tyler Stittstitt.t@husky.neu.eduCAMDMarketing and Outreach
64Vanita Panditpandit.v@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Academic Affairs, Marketing and Outreach
65Vijay Harisudan Sivasekarsivasekar.v@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
66Yatish Chandra Pittapitta.y@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach