Media Coverage of GSO-led Rally Against Travel Ban

Last week 100 students gathered in the fridge weather to support the over 70 graduate students and almost 20 others from our campus community singled out by the President’s Executive order, dubbed the Visa and/or Muslim Ban. GSO will continue to push against this and other discriminatory measures and remains committed to all graduate students on and off campus. Thanks to all those who bravely spoke, made signs, organized, and participated. Here are two links Read more…

“Academics United: No to Visa and Immigration” Ban Rally, Binghamton University, Thursday Feb 8th 12:30-1:30pm

Dear Binghamton University Community, As a community of students and scholars at Binghamton University who are directly and indirectly affected by the President Trump’ s Executive Order for banning citizens of the seven countries from entering the United States, we sincerely invite the entire University to join their fellow students across the US by attending the event entitled as “Academic United- No to Visa and Immigration Ban” on Feb. 9th. The event starts at 12:30Pm in front of the Pegasus Read more…

GSO Statement on Presidential Executive Order of Jan. 27th

Graduate Students, It’s been over a one week since the US federal administration signed an executive order preventing people from seven countries (Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan) including green card and visa holders, and refugees, from entering or re-entering the US. While the order has been (as of right now) temporarily suspended, confusion persists and will likely continue. Its full implications are unknown. But, Binghamton University has suggested that people from these seven countries Read more…

GSO Statement on Binghamton University Tobacco Free Initiative

In response to an announcement in the spring of 2016 that Binghamton University would become Tobacco Free by August 2017, the Graduate Student Organization senate voted to oppose the Tobacco Free Campus policy. As such, our graduate representatives voiced strong opposition during meetings with the university. The university administration went forward with the plan despite our opposition and the campus will become tobacco free in 6 months. The GSO is opposed to the Tobacco Free Read more…

GSO Senate Meeting Times for Spring 2017

The Graduate Student Organization Senate will meet every other Wednesday at 4pm during the Spring 2017 semester in the Graduate Student Lounge on the first floor of Library Tower (across from Jazzman’s). Department’s with operational GSO sub-organizations are expected to send representations to every meeting. The first meeting will be February 1st. All the meeting dates are as follows: 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/22, 4/5, 4/26

New graduate study space opens in Bartle Library (from Inside BU)

As the grand opening celebration of the new Graduate Study Space in the Glenn G. Bartle Library got underway Dec. 7, a graduate student was already hard at work on one of the room’s new scanners. Jin Liu paused long enough to express her “happiness and surprise at the discovery of this quiet, much-needed space to do her work.”   Read the rest of Lisa Havtur’s piece by clicking the link: http://www.binghamton.edu/inside/index.php/inside/story/16913/new-graduate-study-space-opens-in-bartle-library/

Message from GSO President Plash Sachdeva Praising the Opening of the Graduate Study Commons in Bartle Library

Message from GSO President Plash Sachdeva Praising the Opening of the Graduate Study Commons in Bartle Library The Graduate Study Commons is a wonderful addition to our library. I want to thank everyone that made this possible, especially President Stenger, the university administration, and the library staff for their commitment to this project in particular and the needs of our growing graduate student population generally. The opening of this space is a clear demonstration of Read more…