Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting – March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/sm3-13
- NU Impact
- Certificate Funding
- Scattergories Game
- Event Polls and Feedback
- Questions and Answers
President Gagan Dep Prabhu opened the meeting.
2. NU Impact
Karan Kishorepuria, president of NU Impact, addressed the Graduate Student Government Senate. Spencer Haber is director of finance and operations. The group is described as a student-led investment fund deploying flexible capital through rigorous experiential learning and engagement with the local community.
The NU Impact mission statement is “To advance awareness of purposeful capital and strengthen our local community through comprehensive education programming and targeted investments.” The organization will be (1) advancing awareness, including conducting educational programming – industry speaker events, workshops, and an annual summit to connect students to the ideas, practice, and careers in impact investing; and (2) strengthening our local communities through its NUImpact Fund is engaging investment analysis, research analysis, and rotational associates in a rigorous investment process culminating in deployment of capital to sustainable businesses addressing social and environmental challenges.
Additional facts of NU Impact: (1) One of the only undergraduate-led impact investing funds, (2) $25,000 has been invested in the Boston community, (3) 50+ student members from six (6) undergraduate colleges are participating, (4) 17 speaker events were sponsored in 2019-2020, and (5) over 150 attendees participated in the annual conference.
3. Certificate Funding
President Gagan Dep Prabhu presented Professional Development Certifications Funding (PDCF). According to the program, the funding for professional development certifications is designed to support Northeastern University non-Ph.D. graduate students from all colleges and departments in their pursuit of local professional development opportunities within their area of study or research on a reimbursement basis to cover registration fees that are not currently funded by the student’s advisor or other funding sources. Non-Ph.D. students are eligible for funding up to the amount of $100 per academic year. However, this fund is allocated to cover registration fees that are not currently funded by the student’s advisor or other funding sources.
The last funding period for the 2020-2021 academic year includes the following: Conference dates: April-May 2021; Application deadline: March 20, 2021; and Notification date: March 31, 2021. Additional information on the proposal said the funding program is highly competitive and it is not a guaranteed source of funding. Applicants who are not awarded are encouraged to re-apply for future semesters, provided that all eligibility criteria are met. Award allocations are determined by the availability of funds and the number of applications received.
Voting by the Senate
Result: Approved (The Graduate Student Government Senate approved the Professional Development Certifications Funding proposal by 86%).
4. Scattergories Game
Vice President of Programs and Operations Shakir Khalid provided the instructions for the Scattergories game that involved eight (8) breakout rooms to address five (5) categories with 60 second each. Scoring was 10 points for each unique answer, five (5) points for a repeated answer, and zero (0) points for no answer/repeated answer for a third time. Finalists were Asjad, Samuel Chuan, Aditi Jain, Danzel Jones, Sandeep, Kulbir Singh, and Milan Skobic.
1st Place: Danzel Jones
2nd Place: Asjad
3rd place: Kulbir Singh
The winners will receive gift cards from Amazon.
5. Event Polls and Feedback
Zoom poll was taken for students preference on upcoming events.
6. Question and Answer
The next Senate meeting is scheduled for March 24, 2021, 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. (EST) in #333 Curry Student Center and through Zoom.
The Senate meeting was adjourned at 2:15p.m. by President Gagan Dep Prabhu.
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