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GPSC Notebook Jan. 22: Two new reps sworn in

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Jude Udeozor, left, talks as Jasmine Spears, right, raises her hand at a GPSC meeting on Feb. 13.

The Graduate and Professional Student Council swore in two new representatives to its general council on Monday, Jan. 22. 

Hadiqua Maqsood will be representing the College of Engineering, and Taruni Kancharla will be representing the Eller College of Management-MBA. 

GPSC events director Patrice Moritz announced that applications for the GPSC showcase have been extended to Sunday, Jan. 28.

“We’ve only had 45 students apply so far,” Mortiz said. “So, we’re going to go ahead and extend the deadline for students.”

Last year’s turnout was 120 students, according to Moritz. 

Next, GPSC approved dates for their spring elections per the recommendation of Hannah Parker, GPSC elections commissioner. 

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Parker announced that packets will be made available on Feb. 28 and will be due March 14, to give two weeks for candidates to collect signatures.

Campaigning will begin on March 21 and will run until the election on March 28, from there results will be in the following Friday, March 30. 

GPSC will consider changing Article 8, Section 2 of its Elections Code which allows GPSC representatives to serve on the three-person elections commission. The proposed change will allow any graduate student who is not a candidate to serve on the elections commission. 

The change is intended to make the GPSC Elections Commission “as open as possible.” 

The proposal will go through the GPSC governing documents committee, then will be brought back to the general council for a vote at their next meeting.


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