Make a Difference on the Graduate Student Council!

On October 20, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

Are you interested in making a difference at MIT? Do you want to have a say in a $500,000-a-year budget? Do you have an opinion on issues like Fossil-Free MIT? Then represent your department as a Graduate Student Council Representative! The Graduate Student Council is a student-run, ever-changing community with 61 years of history and […]

Costco Card Program

On September 20, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

The GSC is proud to announce the launch of the Costco Card program, which allows any graduate student to borrow a Costco Card from Copytech for their personal use. Costco Cards can be picked up from Copytech (11-004). Feel free to call Copytech at (617)-253-2806 to find out if any cards are available to borrow. […]

Launch of Orientation 2014 Website

On August 1, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

The Graduate Student Council is pleased to announce that the Orientation website is now live, which means that your incoming students can start checking out: Calendar of more than 50 events spanning 21 days Blog posts with information about student groups and resources on campus Answers to frequently asked questions List of sponsors who make […]

Orientation Logo Contest 2014

On June 22, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

The contest for the 2014 MIT GSC Orientation Logo is now open! If you like to draw, design, or create things, then this is a chance to make an impact! Design a logo that represents MIT and send it to the Orientation Committee ( by Monday, July 7. The logo should feature elements distinctive of […]

Meet the New GSC Leadership Team

On April 18, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

Meet the New GSC Officers! Photo by Tami Forrester of The Tech. The GSC General Council has elected a new team of officers for the 2014-2015 year. The new officers will begin their terms on May 7th. Read short bios of the new officers below! Click here for a recent article from The Tech about […]

Somerville SafeRide Shuttle Assessment

On April 3, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

In the Fall of 2013, the GSC and the MIT Transportation and Parking Office partnered on a trial launch of a new SafeRide route serving graduate students living in Somerville and East Cambridge. This pilot program ended in December 2013. The GSC Transportation Subcommittee, led by Alex Jacquillat, Maite Pena Alcaraz, and Brian Spatocco, has […]

Announcement: 2014-2015 Graduate Cost-of-Living Stipend Increase

On April 1, 2014, in GSC, Live, by Secretary

Dear MIT Graduate Student, We are honored to inform you that, after months of diligent work and partnership between the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) graduate student stipend levels will be raised, on average, 4% for the upcoming academic year. This increase demonstrates the Institute’s continued […]

LASC Members Publish Immigration Reform Letter in Science Mag.

On March 20, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

Arolyn Conwill, Yuqing Cui, and Daniel Day, members of the GSC’s Legislative Action Subcommittee, published a letter in Science Magazine highlighting the link between US competitiveness in basic research and its traditional openness to international graduate students. The letter also encourages US policymakers to take up immigration policy reform to expand access to H1-B visas. […]

GSC Elections Recruiting Reception

On February 18, 2014, in GSC, by Secretary

GSC Elections Recruiting Reception Interested in running for a position on the GSC Executive Committee? Stop by for a casual information session with the current team. Heavy appetizers and refreshments will be provided. When: Thursday, February 20th, 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: The Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant (350 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge) Contact:

The Tech: EECS implements new maternity leave policy

On December 12, 2013, in GSC, Live, by Secretary

MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has become the second MIT department to grant its female graduate students a third month of paid maternity leave. The Tech reports: Course 6 is the second department to institute this policy — the Physics Department was the first to fund the third month of childbirth accommodation, […]