Articles from November 2020

New GPSG Podcast: Graduate and Professional Student Voices

The GPSG DEI Committee recently launched a new podcast, Graduate and Professional Student Voices. The podcast will explore the experiences, challenges, and successes of graduate and professional students with diverse identities.

Shared Governance Letter to Iowa Board of Regents Regarding COVID-19

On November 12, 2020, GPSG Leadership joined fellow shared governance leaders from Undergraduate Student Government, Faculty Senate, and Staff Council in a letter addressed to the Iowa Board of Regents.

GPSG Food Pantry Drive: Nov. 18–20, 2020

The GPSG Interprofessional Committee is happy to announce the GPSG Food Pantry Drive to support the University of Iowa Food Pantry. Our drive also coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. See below for a full "wish list" of food and other items.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Survey

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) invites you to take part in the “COVID-19 Graduate and Professional Student Survey. ” The survey is open through November 25, 2020.

Resources For Student Parents

The following is information provided by UI Family Services for student parents. Subsidy Program for Student FamiliesIf you are a student parent, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to help pay for the cost of your child care through the university’s child care subsidy program.

Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee Announces Town Hall Meetings

GPSG President, Mackensie Graham, and GPSG DEI Committee Chair, Rachel Maller, are both members of the Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee (RCSAC). As reported in IowaNow, the Committee "is making progress on creating a shared vision for a safe and inclusive campus for every member of the community.

UI Presidential Search Committee Announced

GPSG is looking forward to being closely involved in the search process for the next University of Iowa President as well as working with the representatives from the other shared governance bodies—USG, Faculty Senate, and Staff Council.

Regarding the College of Dentistry: A Statement Reiterating the Importance of Inclusivity, Civility, & Respect

On October 16, 2020, the College of Dentistry administration issued a statement via email condemning Executive Order No. 13950. (1) The ensuing email chain, where students and faculty debated the purpose and response to the Executive Order, was a catalyst of hurt for many.

Congrats to our pumpkin carving winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their wonderful pumpkin creations for our contest. While they were all great, the Interprofessional Committee has chosen these four as winners of their respective categories.

Election Day Information & Resources

It's Election Day! In Iowa, individuals can both register to vote and cast a ballot today. GPSG wants to encourage all eligible students to have a successful, stress-free voting experience. Keep reading for helpful Election Day information and resources.