Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I hope this note reaches you in good spirits, after yet another season of finals here at Duke! During the fall semester, the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) was hard at work to further enrich the quality of graduate and professional student life here.
In addition to our regular social programming and student advocacy, there were two key highlights of our work during the fall semester:
In early November, GPSC hosted the annual national conference of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS), here on campus. NAGPS is a national advocacy non-profit comprised of the graduate student councils and associations hailing from a number of Duke’s sister institutions across the country. The conference was well attended, and Duke was honored as the organization’s Member of the Year in the Southeast Region. For additional pictures, visit the NAGPS Facebook page here.
I am also pleased to announce that in early December, GPSC relocated from its office on the second floor of the Bryan Center to 306 Alexander Drive, on Duke’s Central Campus. We have a lot more space now, at a much more convenient location! We’re still unpacking and figuring out how to arrange the furniture – but we’re profoundly optimistic of how this new space will change the programmatic capabilities of what GPSC does. We’ve got a place to put all our stuff now! And a backyard! And a kitchen!
With these important hallmarks in mind, we look forward to renewing our efforts during the spring semester, working with stakeholders throughout the Duke community to continue to build upon this great foundation of success.