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Message of Support from the Graduate Student Council

Dear Graduate Student Community,

We understand there has been an extensive amount of transition over the past week. The health and well-being of the student body, administration, and staff at Brown is of the utmost importance at this time. We sincerely hope that everyone is taking the necessary precautions to make sure they stay well. Please continue to visit the Brown University COVID-19 website for updates and read the Graduate School FAQ for information about the impact of recent changes on graduate students. Contact the Graduate School at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have.

The GSC has been working diligently to brainstorm and re-plan the semester to best meet the current needs of graduate students. Starting the week of March 30th, we plan to make all GSC updates, communication, and resources available virtually through our website.

As a board, we wanted to make sure that graduate students are supported in all aspects while continuing to care for their mental health. Mental health and well-being is still a priority for us; especially during times of isolation and social distancing. Therefore, we are in the process of finalizing a virtual calendar of events and an activity webpage to best serve the student body. This calendar and webpage will include some of the following:

  • Information on "Grab and Go" meals and snacks
  • Virtual social events
  • Virtual fitness, yoga, and meditation classes (internet links and live classes)
  • Online movie nights
  • Study, grading, and workout playlists
  • Podcast links and webpages
  • and more!

In addition, a student feedback form will be available on our website for graduate students to submit suggestions, modifications, or links that should be added.

We wish you the best during this challenging time and we look forward to reuniting our community once again.

Stay well,

The Executive Board of the Graduate Student Council
Kathryn Thompson, President
Malcolm Thompson, VP of Advocacy
Joe Colleyshaw, Treasurer
Lise Miltner, Chair of Communications
Beenish Pervaiz, Chair of International Advocacy
Sophie Don, Chair of Master's Advocacy
Meaghan Carley, Chair of Nominations
Tariq Brown, Chair of Social Events
Shingai Kagunda, Chair of Student Life
Alex Parker-Guerrero, Chair of Technology