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Assembly Name: Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
7 Condemnation of the dangerously late closure of Ithaca campus on 7 February 2020 In Discussion On 6 and 7 February an anticipated winter storm hit Ithaca. Despite dangerous conditions before the start of classes and the suspension of all bus service soon after classes began, classes on Ithaca campus were held until 10:02 AM and campus remained open until 12:02 PM, at which time students, instructors and staff who had or were already required to travel to campus were advised to not travel. This late closure needlessly endangered the community and was especially callous toward those with mobility barriers. 02/10/2020 6:35pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
6 Support of the Divestment from Fossil Fuels Waiting for Submission to the President Given the global climate emergency and our desire for Cornell to remain a leader in promoting a sustainable future, we request that Cornell divest from all investments in coal, oil, and natural gas in an orderly fashion. 02/12/2020 2:36pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
5 Support of the development and implementation of a Cornell Campus Circulator System In Discussion For the past eleven years, a Cornell Campus Circulator System of transportation has been under discussion as a way to improve access to many university functions and to address the continual challenges related to transportation and parking that Cornellians face every day. We propose that this project become a priority for Cornell and be realized within the period of the next five years. 02/03/2020 9:45am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
4 Recommendation for the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee for 2020-2022 Accepted by the President The GPSA, during the fall semester of odd-numbered years, through the authority delegated by the President of the University and the Board of Trustees, shall be charged with recommending the amount and the allocation of the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee, subject to the approval of the President of the University. 01/10/2020 2:15pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
3 Demanding mandatory arbitration and class action bans be removed from CASHNet and other community agreements Submitted to the President Cornell’s CASHNet payment system mandates arbitration to resolve disputes and bans class actions, practices condemned by our own Law and ILR faculty. These terms should not appear in any agreement Cornell presents its community. 01/10/2020 2:14pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
2 Condemning the Dismissal of Julia Feliz from the Cornell Alliance for Science's Global Leadership Fellowship In Discussion On October 15th, Julia Feliz was dismissed from the Cornell Alliance for Science Program for “utiliz[ing] the classroom environment to discuss [their] dissatisfaction with the program”. Many details of the case are still unknown; however, given the published information, we feel that the Alliance for Science’s administrative team mishandled the situation. It is extremely concerning that the stated reason for Feliz’s dismissal is their activism. 01/10/2020 2:12pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
1 Resolution Approving the GPSA Internal Budget for the 2019-2020 Term Acknowledged by the President 2019-2020 Budget 01/09/2020 10:16am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2019-2020