PhDs at Cornell Tech (PACT) is a student organization that serves the needs and represents the interests of all doctoral students at Cornell Tech. We arrange social events, furnish and maintain PhD facilities, provide information and support for student life, organize student-centric academic symposia, and liaison with outside groups. PACT’s mission is two-fold: First, we advocate for PhD student interests, concerns, and needs to faculty, administration, and GPSA, the overall graduate student body. Secondly, we aim to serve and strengthen our community of PhD students.
The PACT board has meetings typically every two weeks at least during the Fall and Spring semesters. These meetings are open to all PhD students, and attending is one of the best ways to get involved. If you have a cause or item that you particularly care about, you can discuss it with your Departmental Rep, Strategic Officer, or a President to get it added to the meeting’s agenda in advance.
Time Keeper / Moderator: Anthony 0. Updates from Administration Specifically around Title IX. Notes: Started PhD TA evaluations for the first time. So TAs based in Tech should start seeing
Meeting Notes Pandemic House residents now have 15 pages of printing for free per month. Old Business Cornell Tech Town Hall (Anthony) Scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, 4:15 – 5:15
Meeting Notes Pandemic Printing Access (Anthony) Student Services says that the House will be working to set up a limited free printing service for residents only in the House lobby.
Meeting Notes Pandemic Printing Access (Anthony) Spoke to Student Services and Nicki about access to printing without doing daily check if just picking up printing. A few options currently looking
Meeting Notes Pandemic Access to Bloomberg. (Anthony) Have to do a self-check procedure, even for short visits (like to pick up printing). TODO [Anthony]: Ask questions about needs to access
Meeting Notes Pandemic Concerns, issues, and uncertainties starting this semester. [Anthony] How do you get things from Bloomberg or print stuff? Ask student services what the norm is. [Anthony] How
Meeting Notes Pandemic Follow up on what we know about previous questions and concerns about summer and fall? (Anthony) What is the plan for when Bloomberg will open again as
Meeting Notes Pandemic Questions and concerns about summer and fall? (Anthony) What is the plan for when will Bloomberg open again as an office space? How will first year students
Meeting Notes Pandemic How are people coping? (Anthony) CIS Social Hour is virtual and is available to attend by Zoom to Cornell Tech students. Reduced funding for Tech social hours