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4/16/20: Coronavirus Updates for GSAS Students

Dear GSAS Students:

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the Arts and Science Graduate Council (ASGC) have partnered to create the GSAS Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund for registered master’s and doctoral students in Arts and Sciences programs who have urgent and time-sensitive COVID-19-related financial emergencies that cannot be addressed by any other source.

We are grateful for the generous contributions received from GSAS alumni and from academic programs and departments in the Arts and Sciences. This collective effort to support students who are experiencing substantial and unanticipated challenges is a testament to our capacity for compassion and solidarity. We are proud of our ability to rise together as a community in these difficult times.

As of today, April 16, the fund has raised more than $80K. Although we are proud of what we have been able to contribute and raise thus far, we know that this amount is not sufficient for our many students in need. We continue to explore ways in which to address the more systemic needs of larger numbers of the Arts and Sciences graduate population.

For detailed information about the fund, including eligibility and instructions to apply, please visit the GSAS Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund website. The page includes a variety of other financial resources for which students might qualify. We urge you to consider all such possibilities at this time.

Sincerely,

ASGC Executive Board

Carlos J. Alonso, Dean
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences