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Senate Meeting Minutes – December 2, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

December 2, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/SMgsg1202

AGENDA

  1. Guest Speakers from SAIL
  2. Student Group Approval – Data Analytics Engineering Student Organization (DAESO)
  3. Senator Appreciation
  4. Breakout Rooms

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

Executive Vice President Divya Subbaian opened the meeting.

1. Guest Speakers from SAIL

Vincenza Parella, Digital Communications Specialist

Priyanka Gujja, President SAIL Student Club

SAIL is a mobile and web platform that was built by Northeastern to maximize students’ experiential learning while at Northeastern and beyond.

SAIL platform helps students in the following areas:

  • Find experiences at Northeastern that best meet the students’ goal
  • Capture those experiences and the learning from the experiences digitally and hold onto them for life
  • Connect & Express the experiences of the students together to see all the experiences come together to prepare students for future experiences
  • Network with peers, alumni, and educators to expand the students’ learning

Why SAIL?

SAIL gives the tools to students to take charge of their experiential learning. Centers on a framework of learning, SAIL provides a way for all experiences at Northeastern to be tagged to specific learning outcomes. This way, as students move from experiences to experiences, students see how they are developing in key skills and masteries.

The SAIL Framework is a holistic approach to learning that lets students capture their growth in every experience. It includes (1) Intellectual agility, (2) Global mindset, (3) Well-being, (4) Social consciousness and commitment, and (5) Professional and personal effectiveness. Each of these dimensions contribute equally to students’ journeys.

SAIL Student Club – The organization addresses how to create student engagement in SAIL. The club helps students understand what SAIL is, why to use it, and how to use it for students’ benefits. In order to do this, the club host biweekly workshops, competitions, social events, and much more.

Contact information:

Vincenza Parella, Digital Communications Specialist, v.parella@northeastern.edu, (617) 373-2572

Priyanka Gujja, President SAIL Student Club, gujja.p@northeastern.edu

Address: 520 International Village, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115

Download the SAIL app in the App Store or Google Play

To join the club or to be added to the SAIL Student Club mailing list, send an email to dangelo.k@northeastern.edu.

2. Student Group Approval – Data Analytics Engineering Student Organization (DAESO)

President Murali Manohar Murugesan presented information about Data Analytics Engineering Student Organization (DAESO). The organization’s mission is to create a learning environment for the student community by organizing and hosting a wide variety of events that foster professional development. DAESO hosts a variety of events, such as workshops for programming skills, Python Workshop, Hackathon competitions, panel discussions with industry experts, student orientation sessions, and Co-op Connect events. The group ensures that every student gets ample opportunity to empower themselves with constant learning and access to up-to-date information about the data analytics industry.

Membership provides priority registration for events, regular digest of news and articles related to data analytics, technical workshops exclusive to members, 1-to-1 resume review from data analytics professionals, course and professor selection guide, and networking opportunities.

The organization is conducting current meetings through Zoom.

Membership is open to engineering students, but it is open to other Northeastern University students with a related discipline.

Voting by the Senate

Result: Approved (81% senators voted yes)

3. Senator Appreciation

Divya Subbaian recognized the following Graduate Student Government Senators for their participation and contribution to GSG this Summer, Fall 2020: https://www.northeastern.edu/gsg/the-graduate-senate/

4. Breakout Rooms

Dispersed into break-out rooms for 10 minutes

Contest Reminder:

The Virtual Scavenger Hunt is on December 8th. More information will be provided soon.

This is the last meeting for the semester. A new calendar for the next semester’s meetings will be shared soon.

Happy Holidays!

 

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate meeting was adjourned at 3:38pm by the President Gagan Prabhu.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Abhishek Ningalaningala.a@northeastern.eduKhouryNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
2Aditi Jainjain.adit@northeastern.eduCOENone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
3Aishwarya Majjagimajjagi.a@northeastern.eduCOEBudget Priorities - Survey Analyst
4Alfred Navatonavato.a@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
5Arushii Kalsikalsi.a@northeastern.eduCOENone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
6Ashishkumar Bidapbidap.a@northeastern.eduCPSNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
7Chirag Patelpatel.chir@northeastern.eduCOEBudget Priorities - Survey Analyst
8Danzel Jonesjones.danz@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization (Please specify below)None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
9David Samuel Nallapunallapu.d@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
10Deependra Singhsingh.de@northeastern.eduCOE-
11Divya Subbaiansubbaian.d@northeastern.eduCOE-
12Gagan Dep Prabhuprabhu.g@northeastern.eduCOE-
13Grania Machadomachado.g@northeastern.eduKhoury Marketing and Outreach Committee
14James Goodwingoodwin.j@northeastern.eduCPSMarketing and Outreach Committee
15Jared Beaulieubeaulieu.ja@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim Programs and Operations Committee
16KamaleshKore.k@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
17Nachiket Dhamankardhamankar.n@northeastern.eduKhoury None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
18NAGESH RAMESH KADAGATHURnageshrameshkadaga.n@northeastern.eduCOEBudget Priorities - Survey Analyst
19Nikunj Doshidoshi.nik@northeastern.eduCOEBudget Priorities - Survey Analyst
20niranjan vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCPSInvolved in Strategic Planning Committee
21Orhun KokKok.o@northeastern.eduCOSNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
22Pallak SinghSingh.pal@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization (Please specify below)None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
23Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
24Pudsadee Leelahasilpleelahasilp.pu@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKimStudent Affairs Committee
25Reema YadavYadav.ree@northeastern.eduCOE-
26Romaric Belmier Mbakopmbakop.r@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
27Samuel ChuanChuan.s@northeastern.eduCAMDMarketing and Outreach Committee
28Sandeep Karapa Srivatsav karapasrivatsav.s@northeastern.eduCPSMarketing and Outreach Committee
29Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
30Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCOEPrograms and Operations Committee
31Shivendra Pandeypandey.sh@northeastern.eduCPSStudent Affairs Committee
32Sisir pasumartipasumarti.s@northeastern.eduCOEBudget Priorities - Survey Analyst
33Snehal Zagadezagade.s@northeastern.eduCOEAcademic Affairs Committee
34Sriram Ravindranravindran.s@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
35Sudheer reddyGaddam.su@northeastern.eduCOEStudent Affairs Committee
36Taylor Lemieux Lemieux.t@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim Programs and Operations Committee

On-Campus Job Panel Discussion

On-Campus Job Panel Discussion

September 4th, 2020

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Zoom Recording – https://bit.ly/gsgOJPD

The panel was aimed at graduate students looking for on-campus jobs, consisted of 6 panelists – 1 representative from NU Student Temps, 5 Students who have held or currently hold various positions on-campus.

Senate Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

November 21, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoom Recording: https://bit.ly/GSGSM1121

AGENDA

  1. Guest Speakers from University Health and Counseling Services
  2. Vice President of Student Affairs
  3. Student Group Approval – Khoury Master’s Students Council

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Guest Speakers from University Health and Counseling Services

Kelly A. Moran, LMHC, director of Coordinated Care and Health Promotion, and Renee Smith, Student Health Plan Manager, of the University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) spoke about the services offered and resources available to students.

During the pandemic, the office is serving the university community through Telehealth. No walk-in appointments are available at this time. Below are highlights of the presentation:

The University Health Report must be submitted by the graduate students one month before entering the university, Proof of Immunity is required by the Massachusetts state law. The governor of Massachusetts included a new mandate in August 2020 which requires every student under the age of 30 who attend even one day of class in person, need to show proof that they have received the Influenza immunization (flu vaccine) by December 31st, 2020.

UHCS offers medical services, including assessment for routine concerns; urgent care; women’s health, sports medicine, nutrition visits; and referrals to ongoing community and specialist care.

Well Connection – Is a program for students enrolled in the Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP). In the plan, students have access to the Telehealth services. The services allow for immediate consultation with a medical clinician on video(Zoom) for both physical and mental concerns for a $10 co-pay per visit.

Mental Health Support – Offers scheduled phone consultations with mental health clinicians who conduct a brief assessment and make recommendations for care. These recommendations might include a referral for ongoing therapy or psychopharmacology with a clinician off campus and/or follow up with a clinician at UHCS. Additional services are Find@Northeastern; medication assessment; student support groups; and sexual assault response and treatment.

Mental Health Services: Support Groups – Several support groups are offered each semester. Groups are confidential, safe, and nonjudgmental spaces where a student can offer and receive support from your peers, learn new skills, find connections, and explore ways of coping. Anyone interested in joining a group can contact UHCS at the contact information below.

Find @Northeastern – provides “Support when you need it, anytime, anywhere” for full-time degree seeking students. The program offers support and resources that helps one find oneself, can give one a peace of mind, and can provide one’s distinctive path; designed to offer students an immediate touchpoint for help and resources at anytime from anywhere.

Key Benefits are, expands immediate mental health clinician access to 24/7; makes Northeastern mental health response available to our students locally, nationally, and internationally; serves as an additional access point for students who may hesitate to reach out for in-person mental healthcare; enhances referral options, process, and capacity; and removes a cost barrier for Telehealth and face-to-face therapy.

24/7 Support Line – Provides support anytime and anywhere; the staff is master’s level, licensed mental health counselors; immediate safety and risk assessment and coordination with emergency protocols as appropriate; and non-emergent connection to next steps, resources, and treatment options.

UHCS and Find@Northeastern services are confidential. The office is connected with the NU Police Department (NUPD) regarding safety concerns. “When in doubt or concerned about a student – talk it out!” (and follow up with your supervisor and make them aware of the issue).

NUPD, UHCS and We Care are working together to provide services and connect students to resources. We Care focuses on intense issues and if a learner is considered “at risk” or is of concern, the student should be on We Care’s radar. Anyone of these organizations can direct students to the correct services for them.

Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP)

  • Coverage – Available anywhere; comprehensive healthcare coverage at school, at home, while traveling, on co-op or study abroad
  • Savings – Affordable coverage, low co-payments, caps on annual out-of-pocket costs, and access to reduced dental, vision and pharmacy
  • Global protection – 24/7 emergency medical care and assistance anywhere in the world.

Steps to accessing NUSHP membership ID # are available on MyNortheastern account. The plan will be using the online services in lieu of a physical membership card. The virtual membership card is available for students to present at the doctor visit. NUSHP is in partnership with Gallagher/MyBlueApp. 

Contact information:

Telephone number: (617) 373-2772

Email: UHCS@northeastern.edu

Facebook: Northeastern UHCS

Instagram and Twitter: @NU_UHCS

Office hours (for Telehealth appointments, No walk-in visits at this time): Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8a.m.-8p.m.; Saturday, 12p.m.-4p.m. (Sept.-June); and Most Holidays, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Samaritans Crisis Hotline – (877) 870-HOPE (4673), samaritanshope.org

Crisis Text Line – Text 741741 (Provides free 24-hour emotional support by text)

Northeastern University Police Department – (617) 373-3333

Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP) – https://www.northeastern.edu/nushp/

UHCS – https://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/

Summary of benefits- https://www.northeastern.edu/nushp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/NUSHP-Summary-of-Benefits-20-21.pdf

Highlighted benefits – https://www.northeastern.edu/nushp/highlighted-benefits/

Support Groups – https://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/counseling-services/group-counseling/

Find@Northeastern – https://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/find-at-northeastern/

24/7 Support Line – Inside the U.S., (877) 233-9477 and Outside the U.S., (781) 457-7777

Questions:

  • What is the exact deadline to get the flu vaccine?

            Answer: Kelly said that we are encouraging the students to get the vaccine earlier, before the winter break to ensure to get the vaccine into your system 14 days before it will actually work. CDC recommends getting it by October before the flu season begins but the state requires you to get it by 31st December. Sooner is better to accommodate requests without them piling up during holidays.

  • Jared asked if there are any programs to support students to help with school stress (with the finals coming up)?

           Answer: Kelly said that the Mental health team is coming up workshops to help with that as finals will be different than before and how to manage travel, studies etc. It will be updated on the website.

2. Vice President of Student Affairs

Vice President of Student Affairs Deependra Singh spoke about the student group recognition process and the gift card policy:

  • Student Group recognition process involves the following steps: Student Group application, Application review, Constitution – Tentative recognition, Trial period (5-6 months), Presentation (before the Graduate Senate Government), Senate approval, and Official recognition
  • Gift card policy has maximum value for recognized organizations, including Research/competition based: $400 (face value <$150), and Meet and Greet events: $150 (face value <$20)

3. Student Group Approval – Khoury Master’s Students Council (KMSC)

  • Vice President of Student Affairs Deependra Singh introduced ‘Khoury Master’s Students Council’, President Dhaval Dedhia and Vice President Vijay Sivasekar. Vice President Vijah Sivasekar said the organization was founded in 2017. The group had five events during the year: Orientation, Welcome Event, Tech Day, Course Registration and Co-op Panel. Additional events conducted include Whiteboard Sessions, Games and Networking Night, Student Scoop Series, and Industry Tech Talks. President Dhaval Dedhia highlighted Tech Day, Course Registration and CO-OP Panel, AppDynamics Tech Talk (Nov. 2018) and past events. Future plans for the group are alumni takeovers, mentorship and development program, and domain specific ambassadors (for Data Science, Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence). The organization’s social media account on Instagram @kms_council. The email id is khorymastercouncil@gmail.com
  • Voting by the Senate
  • Result: Approved (93% senators voted yes)

President Gagan Prabhu addressed the recent announcement about the resignation of the VP of Financial Affairs and asked everyone to email him about the financial concerns and said that funding applications will be reviewed and approved soon.

The next senate meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate meeting was adjourned at 3:27pm by President Gagan Prabhu.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Abhay KurianKurian.a@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
2Abhishekthakuria.a@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
3Aditi Jainjain.adit@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
4Alfred Navatonavato.a@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
5Chirag Patelpatel.chir@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
6Danzel Jonesjones.danz@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization- GSCCNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
7David Samuel Nallapunallapu.d@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
8Deependra Singhsingh.de@northeastern.eduCOE-
9Dhaval Dedhiadedhia.d@northeastern.eduKhoury College of Computer SciencesStudent Affairs Committee
10Dhiren Pagranipagrani.d@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesInvolved in Strategic Planning Committee
11Divya Subbaiansubbaian.d@northeastern.eduCOE-
12Gagan Dep Prabhuprabhu.g@northeastern.eduCOE-
13Grania Machadomachado.g@northeastern.eduKhoury College of Computer SciencesMarketing and Outreach Committee
14Harsh Maheshwarimaheshwari.h@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
15Jared Beaulieubeaulieu.ja@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
16Jayachandra Srinivas Chimakurthi Chimakurthi.j@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringAcademic Affairs Committee
17Jayesh Lalwanilalwani.j@northeastern.eduKhoury College of Computer SciencesNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
18Jerry Goodwingoodwin.j@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesMarketing and Outreach Committee
19K Akhilendra Kashyapkoti.a@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesStudent Affairs Committee
20Kamalesh Korekore.k@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
21Kushal PanchLkushalpanchal24091997@gmail.comCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
22Mohit Venkata Rama Swamy Koraikorai.m@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
23Nikunj Doshidoshi.nik@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringMarketing and Outreach Committee
24Niranjan Vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesInvolved in Strategic Planning Committee
25Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@gmail.comCollege of Professional StudiesNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
26Orhun Kokkok.o@northeastern.eduCollege of ScienceNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
27Pallak SinghSingh.pal@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization -GWiSENone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
28Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
29Prem MulchandaniMulchandani.p@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
30Reema Yadavyadav.ree@northeastern.eduCollege of Engineering-
31Renee SmithRn.smith@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization - NUHCSNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
32Rushi Chaudharichaudhari.r@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
33Sakshi Basavanth Patilbasavanthpatil.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
34Samuel ChuanChuan.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Arts, Media and DesignMarketing and Outreach Committee
35Sandeep Karapa Srivatsavkarapasrivatsav.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesMarketing and Outreach Committee
36Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
37Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
38Shubham Methashubham.metha007@gmail.comCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
39Sriram Ravindranravindran.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
40Sumantra Bhattacharyabhattacharya.su@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
41Terance Barrettobarretto.t@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
42Venkata Phani Devulapallydevulapally.v@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!

Senate Meeting Minutes – November 4, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

November 4, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/GSGSM1104

AGENDA

  1. VP of Academic Affairs
  2. Ruff Around the Edges Contest – Winners Announcement
  3. Resources available at Northeastern
  4. GSG Kahoot Quiz
  5. GSG Achievements
  6. Questions

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Vice President of Academic Affairs

VP of Academic Affairs Reema Yadav spoke about her goals and vision for the academic year.

Goals: (1) Academic affairs manual (2) Academic survey for budget priorities (3) Academic survey for social media and (4) Student ambassadors.

Reema encouraged the attendees to sign up for the Academic Affairs Committee and she will send a committee meeting invite soon. She encouraged students from all colleges of Northeastern to sign up for the committee to keep the surveys diverse. She said that the committee aims to offer support and resources to students from the university by planning activities to enhance the academic experience of graduate students in every aspect.

2. Ruff Around the Edges – Winners Announcement

Winners of the contest Ruff Around the Edges were announced by Divya Subbaian. The contest befitting the current virtual life we are living was held between 24th October and 30th October where all graduate students were given an opportunity to showcase their talent by designing or by sending a photograph of a holiday themed Virtual Zoom Background.

1st Place – Mayur Bhatia (College of Engineering)

2nd Place – Urmi Patankar (College of Sciences)

3rd Place – Tanvi Gupta (College of Professional Studies)

Prizes won: 1st  Place – Google Nest Mini and GSG merchandise; 2nd Place – GSG T-shirts and GSG merchandise; 3rd Place – GSG merchandise.

3. Resources available at Northeastern

Executive Vice President, Divya Subbaian spoke about the resources available at Northeastern: Disability Resource Center (DRC), Office of Prevention and Education (OPEN), Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR), We Care, University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS), Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service, LGBTQA Center, Asian American Center, and Center for Intercultural Engagement.

Vice President of Marketing and Outreach, Santhoshi Bathina shared how a lot of students are not aware of the amazing services that the university offers and encouraged them to utilize the services and presented information about additional resources at the university, including the following:

  • Office of Global Services (OGS) – Academic Skills Advising, book an Academic Skills Advising appointment to discuss and get help with time management (surrounding academics and co-op), organization, study skills, cultural adjustment, exam techniques, homesickness, stress and anxiety; Global Student Mentor Program that supports incoming international students to transition to college life at Northeastern and to the culture of the United States, to foster engagement with the Northeastern community, and to improve resource utilization. 
  • Employer Engagement and Career Design – helps with Co-ops, job searches, building resume, cover letters, mock interviews, and networking techniques.
  • Off-Campus Student Services – offers services and information about renting, giving information about safe neighborhood, helping with finding roommates and apartments. For international students who are new to the terms in legal documents, they have a document that simplifies it.
  • Global Student Success provide international and non-native English-speaking students with high-quality language, academic, and cultural support in global understanding and intercultural skills. Visit https://international.northeastern.edu/gss/about-gss/ for more.
  • Center for Financial Independence – destination for students interested in learning about personal financial management, as well as those eager to impart their own financial expertise and advice to their peers.

For all the information about specific programs, visit https://studentlife.northeastern.edu/ and follow the pages on social media for latest updates.

Office Hours:

Executive Vice President Divya Subbaian spoke about fixed GSG Office Hours for the semester that was announced on social media. Students can book appointments easily from the link https://bit.ly/officehoursGSG. Each E-board member is available for 1hour/week at specific times mentioned in the schedule posted on website https://www.northeastern.edu/gsg/contact-us/.

4. GSG Kahoot Quiz

An interactive fun plus knowledgeable Kahoot quiz was conducted by Divya Subbaian, where attendees got to answer questions related to GSGs history. Winner of the quiz was Shamika Gogate and she won a $20 Grubhub gift card.

5. GSG Achievements

On request of a few attendees from the previous meetings, President Gagan Dep Prabhu presented a list of GSG achievements. The list of achievements are as follows:

  1. Increased stipends for Graduate RAs and TAs
  2. Career Services
  3. Graduate Student Organizations
  4. RedEye Shuttle Service
  5. Game Room
  6. Awards for Graduate Students
  7. Tableau Dashboard for Financial Data
  8. Recognition for College of Professional Studies
  9. Project funding

Additional achievements are opening additional graduate Study Spaces and quiet fourth floor in Snell Library, updating information about the GSG manual, and sharing information with GSG members, especially those who will be continuing to work with GSG in the years to come.

6. Questions

Romaric Belmier Mbakop commended and congratulated the work of the members of GSG.

Raja Karunanidhi of Northeastern University’s Seattle campus attended the meeting and looks forward to joining future meetings. He said that students at the Seattle campus are not as familiar with GSG and shared his interest in representing GSG at the Seattle campus.

President Gagan Prabhu shared GSGs regional campus vision and plans to set up digital campuses across various Northeastern Universities.

  • Grania Machado who joined Northeastern this Fall 2020 shared that it is her first GSG meeting and found it interesting and informative. She asked about the slow service of the RedEye during COVID-19.

Answer: President Gagan Prabhu asked her to send an email to the NUPD and shoot an email to him in case they do not respond.

The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 21 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate meeting was adjourned at 3:25pm by Vice President Marketing and Outreach Santhoshi Bathina.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Aditi Jainjain.adit@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
2Alfred Navatonavato.a@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
3Ansh Vaghelavaghela.a@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesFinancial Affairs Committee
4Apoorva Mishramishra.ap@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringMarketing and Outreach Committee
5Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
6Chirag Patelpatel.chir@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringFinancial Affairs Committee
7Danzel Jonesjones.danz@northeastern.eduGraduate Students of Color Collective None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
8Deependra Singhsingh.de@northeastern.eduCOE-
9Divya Subbaiansubbaian.d@northeastern.eduCOE-
10Gagan Dep Prabhuprabhu.g@northeastern.eduCOE-
11Grania Machadomachado.g@northeastern.eduKhoury College of Computer SciencesMarketing and Outreach Committee
12Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
13Jaison Johnjohn.jai@northeastern.eduKhoury College of Computer SciencesNone, I don't want to sign up for committees!
14Jared Beaulieubeaulieu.ja@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
15Jerry Goodwingoodwin.j@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesMarketing and Outreach Committee
16Jugal Shethsheth.ju@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
17Kamaleshkore.k@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringFinancial Affairs Committee
18Laura Johnsonjohnson.lau@northeastern.eduNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
19Nikunj Doshidoshi.nik@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringMarketing and Outreach Committee
20Niranjan Vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesInvolved in Strategic Planning Committee
21Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesFinancial Affairs Committee
22Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesFinancial Affairs Committee
23Orhun Kokkok.o@northeastern.eduCollege of ScienceFinancial Affairs Committee
24Pallak Singhsingh.pal@northeastern.eduGraduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWiSE)None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
25Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
26Raja Karunanidhikarunanidhi.r@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesStudent Affairs Committee
27Reema Yadavyadav.ree@northeastern.eduCollege of Engineering-
28Romaric Belmier Mbakopmbakop.r@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
29Sakshi Basavanth Patilbasavanthpatil.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
30Samuel ChuanChuan.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Arts, Media and DesignMarketing and Outreach Committee
31Sandeep Karapa Srivatsavkarapasrivatsav.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesAcademic Affairs Committee
32Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
33Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
34Simone Winston Winston.si@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional Studies-
35Sumantra Bhattacharyabhattacharya.su@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessStudent Affairs Committee
36Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@northeastern.eduCollege of ScienceStudent Affairs Committee
37Taylor Lemieux Lemieux.t@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee

Senate Meeting Minutes – October 24, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

October 24, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/GSGSM1024

AGENDA

  1. Financial Affairs
  2. Guest Speaker: Andrew Watkins – Academic Mutual Aid Foundation (AMAF)
  3. Interactive Q&A session
  4. Contest Announcement – VP of Programs and Operations

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

Vice President of Marketing and Outreach, Santhoshi Bathina hosted the meeting and greeted the senators. Announcement about the senate meeting attendance was made. Senators who have attended the meeting for a signification amount of time but are not able to stay till the end and mark the attendance will be sent an email with the attendance link. The attendance should be marked within 24 hours. This would help with fair tracking of the senator status and gift card giveaway.

1. Financial Affairs

Vice President of Financial Affairs Simone Winston presented information on the following topics:

  • Funding student groups and events
  • Funding attendance for conferences

Funding is available for the above-named items. The application for funding is requested to be completed four weeks before the need for funds. Application are available on the Graduate Senate Government website https://www.northeastern.edu/gsg/. For more information, contact Simone on winston.si@northeastern.edu.

2. Guest Speaker: Andrew Watkins – Academic Mutual Aid Foundation (AMAF)

Andrew Watkins, the founder of AMAF from Stanford University gave the presentation on the Academic Mutual Aid Foundation (AMAF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Andrew said their mission is to empower students and student employees facing financial fragility due to pandemic, through financial and social resources that allow them to weather the regular financial and personal stresses without compromising their academic goals.

AMAF believes its role as “a mutual aid organization whose goal is to help the academic community to help itself.” The organization has distributed $15,000 to individuals in sixteen states. An online application is required to request for funding for all students at any U. S. institution. Funding is provided on a first come first serve basis. The funding request is set to $50 as a maximum one-time request. The organization is not prepared to respond to chronic problems for now but AMAF will assist to identify resources that can help.

AMAF is affiliated with Stanford Basic Needs Fund and Columbia/Barnard’s Students Helping Students. Donations are welcomed from the community, educational foundations, student organizations and companies. For more information visit https://academicmutualaid.org/, contact studentmutualaid@gmail.com. Andrew welcomed an affiliation with Northeastern University through the Graduate Student Government.

3. Interactive Q&A session

Each student in attendance introduced him/herself to the group. This was an opportunity for each senate member to get to know the other members. Ice breaker questions were asked on Zoom poll by Prajakta Deshpande

(1) What is your favorite holiday? (Popular choice: Christmas),

(2) What is your favorite New England destination? (Popular choice: Vermont), and

(3) What is your favorite season? (Popular choice: Fall).

Santhoshi Bathina asked “What is your favorite go-to Dunkin’ item?” (Popular choice: Coffee), she encouraged students to tag @northeasterngsg on social media when they avail their $5 Dunkin’ gift cards that are received for attending the senate meeting.

4. Contest Announcement – VP of Programs and Operations

Vice President of Programs and Operations Prajakta Rajesh Deshpande announced the Contest “Ruff Around the Edges” for Oct 24- Oct 30, 2020.

Instructions:

  • Open to all Graduate students
  • Holiday themed
  • Individual entries only
  • The background image must be original
  • Minimum resolution of background image: 1280 X 720 pixels

Prizes will be announced soon.

President Gagan Prabhu asked the attendees if anyone see something that Northeastern University should be working on, he asked them to email him the suggestions/ideas if any. Gagan also encouraged the members to send an email to him with other ideas. Good ideas and proposals will receive a $20 gift card.

  • Romaric Belmier, a member of the Student Affairs Committee, asked about capacity building (how am I going to be helpful in the community after graduation, etc.), programming for the student body from the Graduate Student Government.

         Answer: Gagan said GSG will do more to inform the student body of GSG’s programming.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate meeting was adjourned at 3:20pm by the President Gagan Prabhu.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoName Northeastern EmailCollegeCommittee
1Alfred Navatonavato.a@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
2Arushii KalsiKalsi.a@husky.neu.eduCollege of Engineering-
3Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE-
4Jared Beaulieubeaulieu.ja@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
5Jerry Goodwingoodwin.j@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesMarketing and Outreach Committee
6Jugal Sandeep ShethSheth.ju@northeastern.ediCollege of EngineeringNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
7Kamalesh Korekore.k@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringFinancial Affairs Committee
8Laura Johnsonjohnson.lau@northeastern.eduCollege of Social Sciences and HumanitiesNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
9Nikunj Doshidoshi.nik@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringMarketing and Outreach Committee
10Niranjan Vaidyavaidya.nir@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
11Omkar Tiwaretiware.o@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesFinancial Affairs Committee
12Pallak Singhsingh.pal@northeastern.eduGraduate Student Organization (Please specify below)None, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
13Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@northeastern.eduCOE-
14Reema Yadavyadav.ree@northeastern.eduCollege of Engineering-
15Romaric Belmier Mbakopmbakop.r@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
16Sakshi Basavanth Patilbasavanthpatil.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringStudent Affairs Committee
17Samuel Chuanchuan.s@northeastern.eduCollege of Arts, Media and DesignMarketing and Outreach Committee
18Santhoshi Bathinabathina.s@northeastern.eduCOE-
19Shamika Shirish Gogategogate.s@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee
20Simone Winston Winston.si@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional StudiesNone, I don't want to sign up for Committees!
21Simone Winston Winston.si@northeastern.eduCollege of Professional Studies-
22Taylor Lemieuxlemieux.t@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim School of BusinessPrograms and Operations Committee
23Vatsal Guptagupta.vat@northeastern.eduCollege of EngineeringPrograms and Operations Committee

Senate Meeting Minutes – October 7, 2020

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting

October 07, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/GSGSM1007

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
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/GSGSM0926

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
Zoom Recording: http://bit.ly/GSGSM0909

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.