Fourth Computer

I am glad to announce that we will soon have a fourth computer in the Green Room, the student lounge of the Theatre PhD program.

DTSA has been trying to secure a fourth computer since late Spring 2009. Thanks to the efforts of our Assistant Program Officer, Lynette Gybson, and to the kindness and understanding of director of Information Technology User Services, Elaine Montilla, this will soon be a reality.

We are aware it will be a bit tight (one of the four computers will have to stay in the same cubicle where the printer is), but we hope that this addition will improve our academic life. We hope to see this happening next week.

Boris Daussà-Pastor, DTSA President



  • September 14, 2009 – The Green Room, student contributions for the upcoming issue

As this year’s editor of The Green Room, our DTSA newsletter, I’d like to get out a short “end of the summer” issue. What I would like to know from you—BRIEFLY—is what you’ve been up to for the past 3-4 months.  I hope that this will help us all to catch up with anyone that we didn’t get to see or speak with at the department party at the beginning of the semester. Please get me the information by Monday, September 14th.

Joe Heissan, DTSA First Vice-President

  • September 17, 2009 – Happy Hour at Slattery’s

Happy Hours are great opportunities to chat and relax with fellow students and professors outside of the Graduate Center. The details regarding the first Happy Hour of the semester are below. I hope to see you there! Details are also located on the DTSA website: http://opencuny.org/dtsa/activities/happy-hours


Thursday, September 17 at 6:15pm (immediately following the First Exam “demystifying the handbook” session.)


Slattery’s Midtown Pub (8 East 36th St between 5th AVE and Madison)

Eero Laine, DSC Representative

  • September 17, 2009 – DTSA Office Hours

Do you want to talk to a DTSA board member in person and never run into one? Questions, requests, complaints? Come, we are waiting for you!

Thursday 2:00-5:00 pm, Green Room Annex (room 3109)

  • All Week! – Student Bios at the DTSA Website

We posted 20 student bios so far.Check them at http://opencuny.org/dtsa/networking/student-bios

Our PhD program has currently 79 matriculated students and we are often unaware of each other’s achievements, interests, and fields of study. The student bio section serves as a platform for forging alliances. I encourage you to send your student bio and picture ASAP to jheissan@gc.cuny.edu

Boris Daussà-Pastor, DTSA President

Upcoming Events

(Check the Calendar)

  • September 17, 2:00-5:00 pm: DTSA Office Hours (Annex to the Green Room)
  • September 17, 4:15-6:15 pm. Demystifying the Handbook 1: First Exam This session will include a breakdown of the format of the written and oral sections of the first exam, insight from professors about what is expected of a student taking the exam, and recommen–dations from students about how to prepare. Julia Goldstein hosts, with Profs. Judith Milhous and David Savran. Place: Theatre Department, Green Room.
  • September 17, 6:15. Happy Hour: At Slattery’s (8 East 36th St between 5th AVE and Madison)