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 [...]
The AGS External Committee has had a busy summer and start to the Fall Quarter. UCI now plays an outsized role in the UC Graduate and Professional Council, the systemwide graduate student advocacy organization. AGS VP External Connor Strobel was elected UCGPC President, AGS President Shane Wood was elected Vice Chair, Amy Shine was elected Treasurer, and Maryam Asghari was appointed Campaigns Director. This is a testament to the impact UCI advocacy has made over the years in systemwide and state advocacy. The AGS External Committee is run by VP External Connor Strobel, Legislative Director Eric Hernandez Barraza, and UCGPC Liaison Maryam Asghari. Our committee consists of both members of [...]
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Week 7: February 18, 2020
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