GPSC Calls for ACA Compliant Plan

The Affordable Care Act took center stage at the Graduate Professional Student Council meeting Tuesday night as members decided whether they wanted the university to opt in to a fully compliant plan. The ACA, commonly known as “Obamacare,” took effect ... Continue Reading →

GPSC decides fate for upcoming year

Graduate Professional Student Council members elected new officers during their meeting Tuesday. GPSC re-elected Blaine Tisdale as president through a secret ballot, while councilman Matt Ryg was voted to replace Peter Lucas as Vice President for Administrative ... Continue Reading →

GPSC lights up smoke bans, fees

The Graduate and Professional Student Council weighed in on the Smoke-Free Task Force’s proposed campus-wide smoke ban during their first semester meeting Tuesday. GPSC President Blaine Tisdale said said he and GPSC were under the impression the ... Continue Reading →

A guide to the CGI Apocalypse

The year’s end is nigh, and earth has yet to face down the apocalypse. All signs point to oblivion, what with Twinkies going extinct and all. Dec. 21 is just a few weeks away, so all these conspiracy theories will finally be resolved. But while the ... Continue Reading →

GPSC talks grant funding

The Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed research grant funding and the housing of student organizations during a brief meeting last week. Although GPSC did not make quorum for its Tuesday meeting, the group held informal discussions regarding ... Continue Reading →

Student councils receive board update

The university’s image is still a big concern for at least one member of the Board of Trustees. Jesse Cler, SIU’s student trustee, sat in on the the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Council meetings Tuesday to ... Continue Reading →

Low tuition, graduation debt make law program a steal

The university’s law school has been recognized as one of the best valued programs in the country. In the September 2012 issue of The National Jurist, a national law publication, the university’s law school received an A- grade based on factors such ... Continue Reading →

Council approves budget recommendations The

The Graduate Student Professional Council voted in favor of all budget allocation recommendations Tuesday night. Service projects and several health classes’ possible transition to life science classes also made the council’s agenda. GPSC heard recommendations ... Continue Reading →

GPSC discusses enrollment, budget

The Graduate and Professional Student Council members said they would like to see a change in the admission process, which might benefit enrollment figures for graduate students. The GPSC met for its first meeting of the semester Tuesday night, where ... Continue Reading →

Strategic plan drafts in final stages

The chancellor’s office is still taking input from students, faculty and staff in relation to a plan that will spell out the goals and mission of the university. It’s been more than one year since work began on a new strategic plan, which is intended ... Continue Reading →
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