Dear Campus Community, Here at the University of California, Irvine we are proud of our distinction as a minority-serving institution several times over. We celebrate and actively seek to increase the diversity that creates an environment where Arts, Humanities, and STEM can all thrive, nurturing one another through sharing the varied perspectives of the students and faculty we bring to campus. But celebrating diversity is not sufficient in times of crisis. The Covid-19 outbreak has once again shown us just how close to the surface the centuries-old racism is throughout the world. The increased violence, hate crimes, and hate speech being experienced by members of the Asian and Pacific Islander [...]
As the Spring Quarter starts, I wanted to update you on what the AGS External team has been up to systemwide, as well as with state and federal legislators. There are a lot of moving pieces as we try to make lives better during the COVID-19 epidemic, and I wanted to share with our vision for Spring Quarter advocacy in light of travel restrictions and a radically different political landscape. UC COVID-19 Policies: Connor Strobel, the AGS VP External Affairs, and Maryam Asghari, the AGS UCGPC Liaison, represent AGS on the board of the UC Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC). Earlier this month, UCGPC sent President Janet Napolitano and the [...]
The Pandemic we find ourselves currently enduring has shown just how precarious the lives of our students across the state are. Within days of the rolling campus closures, the student governments from each campus began receiving reports of students who would be losing their housing because of lack of work or inability to move as has been suggested for social distancing. In particular, our graduate population has been specifically impacted, many scrambling to create online classes with little-to-no training while being expected to also contend with all the other logistics When speaking about the need for more funding for our graduate students, it is often mentioned that the state is [...]
AGS Election Public Forum
Date: Tuesday April 7th, 2020
Virtual Zoom Link: https://uci.zoom.us/j/979333442
Time: 5:30 – 7:30PM
Trixie Mattel will be coming to UCI! RSVP here: https://rsvp.studentgov.uci.edu
AGS Meeting Schedule
All meetings will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm in Student Center Newport Beach AB and are open to the public. However, elected AGS Council members must yield the floor to individuals who wish to speak. Please contact our VP Admin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our President (email@example.com) for questions.
Week 7: February 18, 2020
Week 6: February 11, 2020
You can Join AGS!
Want to give back to the community? Have an idea that can change UCI for the better? You don’t need to be elected, and you can contribute as much or as little time as you have. Contact our VP of Administrative Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org).