Application Deadline Extended: GSA Job Posting for MDRF Director

The GSA is currently hiring an MDRF Director for the 2021-2022 academic year.  A detailed description of the position is attached.  If you are interested, please email the required materials listed to the GSA Vice President, Emily Novak, at by Friday, April 23rd in order to be considered.  Training for the position will begin in early May and run through June.  The position will begin on July 1st, 2021 and will run through July 31st, 2022.  Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students and must be able to serve for the full term of the position.

GSA Officer Election Results

The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2021-2022 GSA Officer Elections:

J Coley: 197
(32 abstentions)

Vice President:
Jennifer Schechter Powrie: 195
(34 abstentions)

Joshua Joseph: 203
(26 abstentions)

These elected candidates will officially take office on June 1, 2021.

Thank you to all of the graduate students who participated in the vote!


GSA Election Committee

Daniel Duran (EC Chair)
Tania Islam (EC)
Xingyu Chen (EC)
Mi Jin Jung (EC)
Gursimran Singh (EC)

GSA Summer Office Hours

Please note that as of Monday, May 10th GSA will be on summer hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Friday (closed for lunch daily 1:00 – 2:00pm)

Regular business hours will resume with the start of the Fall semester on Monday, August 30th.

Happy Retirement Gena!

As of April 1st, Gena Zimmerman has officially retired from the Graduate Student Association.  We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Gena and thank her for her 46 years of dedicated service to the organization.  The help and guidance she has provided to graduate students over the course of her career has been invaluable.  We wish her all the best as she starts this new chapter in her life!

Until further notice, please send all GSA related correspondence to Stephanie George at, or to any of the GSA E-board members if you need assistance.  Thank you.

Invitation to Participate in Film “Your bias hurts me: Stop Asian Hate”

About Film of Your Bias Hurts Me Stop Asian Hate

Please find the sign-up where the schedule is listed: student sign-up file for detailed time slots and locations.

Also, participants need to sign the consent form in advance.

Special Note
** This is an in-person filming event. We’ll follow social distancing and wear masks.
** Please take off your mask when talking to the camera.
** Scripts will be prepared for your reference (please see the attached “About” document).
** Suggested dress code: black or white.
** The film is not for commercial usage.




New GSA Editorial Chat!

Do you have a quick question for a copyeditor that doesn’t require submitting a full document? GSA Editorial is now offering a free live chat feature on our website. Staffed by our editors, this chat can be used for:

The chat is live! You should receive an answer to your editorial question within five minutes.

Want to chat with us? You can find us here:

Available to all graduate students who have paid the mandatory GSA activity fee.

(Chat hours starting March 16, 2021)

GSA Candidates and Officer Election Information

GSA Officer Elections will take place online April 12th – 15th, 2021 via a link on the GSA website (

Your Candidates for 2021-2022 GSA E-Board are:

For President:

J Coley- J for UB GSA President: Providing Leadership, Experience, and Dedication in a time of Uncertainty

For Vice President:

Jennifer Schechter Powrie– A tested and excellent student leader with experience and passion for the job.

For Treasurer:

Joshua Joseph– Bank on me I’ll treasure your vote! Turning cents into dollars, it all adds up!

The official Candidate Q&A will take place during the Wednesday, April 7th Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30pm, which will be live streamed via YouTube.