The GPSA will meet to vote on the resolution on Nov. 18.

GPSA Considers Resolution to Condemn Dismissal of Julia Feliz

Following the actions taken by the Student Assembly and amidst concerns of the lack of information, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly considered a new resolution to condemn Cornell’s dismissal of Julia Feliz from the Alliance for Science program. Feliz was dismissed from the program on the grounds that they “utilized the classroom environment to discuss [their] satisfaction with the program,” as stated in the dismissal letter that Feliz received. Feliz, on the other hand, said that the University failed to address their reports of racism in the department. Feliz’s dismissal has since prompted significant student protest and heated discussion. The GPSA resolution was introduced to the assembly by Arielle Johnson grad, a voting member and representative of life sciences.

Students fielded a variety of questions at a GPSA meeting Monday, trying to decide what information would be included in a coming guide on university finances.

How Do Cornell’s Finances Work? A Layman’s Guide Is Coming Soon

By March 2020, students will be able to learn about how the University finances work through a guide written specifically in layman’s terms by the newly formed Ad Hoc Budget Planning Advisory Committee, whose membership spans across undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and faculty.