Eleanor Grudin

President

aspresident@ucsd.edu

858-534-4452


Hi everyone! My name is Eleanor Grudin (she/her/hers) and I am honored to serve as your elected Associated Students President for the 2019-2020 school year. I am an ecology, behavior, and evolution biology major with a double minor in political science and environmental studies from John Muir College. As a Washington State native, I love the outdoors, trees, animals, and hiking! At UC San Diego, I have served two years on Muir College Council, worked in Muir's Student Affairs Office, competed for the UC San Diego Club Gymnastics Team, and I was a Muir College AS Senator this past year. Some of my priorities for this year include parking and transportation, mental health, Title IX, and basic needs. I am always very excited to meet with students and you can often catch me in my office on the 4th Floor of Price Center, but feel free to email me as well if you would like to arrange a meeting! Committees: Basic Needs Committee, Academic Senate Undergraduate Council, Student Transportation Advisory Council, Alcohol and Drugs Issues and Trends Committee, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council, DEI Course Rquirement Academic Senate Workgroup, AS Standing Rules Committee Administrators I Meet With Regularly: Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Life, Vice Chancellor of EDI, Director of Transportation, University of California President Napolitano

Weekly Reports

Week Summary
01-08-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, I met with my Title IX Project Coordinators, my director of Public Relations, the AVP of Transportation and Transformation, the AVP of Academic Affairs, the AVP of Food and Housing Resources, my Chief of Staff, the AS Director, the Director of Transportation Services, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and my AS fellow. I also ran an all-staff meeting for my office so that everyone had a chance to get to know eachother. I worked on the CAPS and Mental Health Fee Referendum and some Title IX Projects with my team. I worked with the AVP of Transportation and Transformation on developping the on-campus resident parking policy that we are looking to implement and then discussed it with students and constituents. I also attended several committees, including AS Assembly and Senate.

Committee

 

STAC - We discussed the resident parking restriction policy and outlined what it would look like should we change it. We began discussing the exemption process for purchasing a parking permit and decided that the committee would be tasked to creating guidelines for the exemption process and how appeals would be handled. We also discussed potentially changing the S-permit purchase system from first-come-first-serve to a lottery based process.

Undergraduate Council - We discussed the Academic Senate workgroup on Climate Change and how UGC can support those efforts. We then reviewed the Theater department.

Summary

This week, I met with all of my staff and we set goals and developed our priorities for the quarter. I also attended several committees and worked on Parking Policy, CAPS and Mental Health Fee Referendum language, and Title IX projects.

 

01-15-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, the CAPS and Mental Health Fee Referendum convened to finalize the language of our item. It was then passed unanimously through AS and GSA voting bodies and is now beginning the approval process for it to become a ballot item. I met with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Life, and the Chancellor to discuss student needs and concerns. I attended the AS Standing Rules committee, the College Council Presidents meeting, AS Assembly and AS Senate. I met with my Chief of Staff, the Sr. AVP of Student Advocacy, the AVP of College Affairs, my Public Relations Director, my Title IX Coordinators, my Office Assistant and my AS Fellow. I also attended Spirit Night and met via Zoom with an individual from the Chancellor's Government Relations Team to discuss MTS services to the UCSD area.

Committee

 

 

Summary

Meetings with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, AVC of Student Life, office staff, and finished (and passed!) the CAPS and Mental Health Fee Referendum Language.

 

02-12-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, I attended a workgroup on the Recreation Fee Referendum, Stuff the Bus Committee, Standing Rules Committee, College Council Presidents meeting, Assembly, Senate, an Emblematic Merchandise workgroup, and Undergraduate Council. I met with my chief of staff, fellow, AVP College Affairs, a student to discuss involvement on Building Advisory Committees, the Judicial Board chair to discuss upcoming J-Board bylaw revisions, and the Chancellor. I also worked on projects with my Title IX Team.

Committee

 

Stuff the Bus - Worked on picking locations and dates, coordinating roles and responsibilities

Undergraduate Council - discussed SAT/ACT writing requirement

Summary

Highlights from this week included meetings with the Chancellor, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Life, and the first Stuff the Bus committee meeting of this year!

 

02-19-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, I met with my Title IX coordinators, participated in Senator interviews, attended and spoke at the AS Grievance Hearing, met with the AVP of Transportation and Transformation, attended Assembly and Senate. I also attended the Council of Presidents meeting in Oakland this week to meet with UC President Napolitano to discuss student issues.

Committee

 

N/A

Summary

Highlight of the week was meeting with UC President Napolitano and advocating with other presidents in Oakland!

 

03-04-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, I met with the AS Director, College Council Presidents, The AVP of Transportation and Tranformation, a student to discuss the disability experience on our campus, my AS fellow, my chief of staff, my public relations coordinator, the Title IX Coordinators. I attended the 5 year anniversary of the Triton Food Pantry, Standing Rules committee, AS Assembly and Senate.

Committee

 

There were minimal committees this week!

Summary

Happy 5th Birthday to the Triton Food Pantry and CAPS Referendum was passed in Senate!

 

03-11-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, I participated in a meeting discussing the health and well-being resources on-campus. I attended the Stuff the Bus committee, the Education Continuity work group, the AS standing rules committee, AS Assembly, AS Senate, and the STAC meeting. I participated in meetings with AVC Patty Mahaffey, the VCSA's Global Health team, ad AS exec as well as several of my office members.

Committee

 

Stuff the Bus committee cancelled our Stuff the Bus event but has opted to explore a virtual Stuff the Bus food drive!

Education Continuity Work Group is discussing plans for summer programs and fall enrollment management.

Summary

Welcome back to Spring Quarter!

 

03-18-2020

What Did You Do This Week

This week, I attended lots of meetings to advocate on behalf of students to administrators and campus partners. Many of my conversations pertained specifically to the campus response to COVID-19. I also worked with the Dean of Undergraduate Education to address issues pertaining to attendance and classroom policies.

Committee

 

Education Continuity Taskforce - Discussed summer session remote status, summer programs, etc.

Undergraduate Council - Discussed proposed items for different departmental changes, discussed DEI course requirement workgroup recommendations.

Summary

This week, I attended lots of meetings to advocate on behalf of students to administrators and campus partners. Many of my conversations pertained specifically to the campus response to COVID-19. I also worked with the Dean of Undergraduate Education to address issues pertaining to attendance and classroom policies.

 

03-25-2020

What Did You Do This Week

 

Committee

 

 

Summary