Senate Names Jones as Inclusion Officer, Removes Club Liaison Position
Kyle Beatty ‘23, Staff Writer
As the first order of old business, the Senate voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to the Constitution that was tabled last Monday. The amendment formally removed the Clubs Liaison position that had remained vacant this semester.
The main event of the evening was the introduction of the three candidates for the new Inclusion Officer position: Diversity Committee Chair Alexandros Economou-Garcia ‘22, Daniel Jones ‘22, and Lucas Toglia ‘22. The group interview, led by The Gettysburgian’s Managing Editor Gauri Mangala ‘21, prompted each candidate to explain their vision of the Inclusion Officer position and why they were best suited for the role. The vote ended in a tie between Jones and Toglia, leading President Kurtis Grey ‘21 to break the tie and appoint Jones, who was promptly sworn in as the first Student Senate Inclusion Officer.
Multiple Committees provided updates on particularly pressing Senate initiatives. The College Life Advisory Committee had its first COVID advisory meeting and will meet with the College’s Head of Communications this week to advocate for clearer and more consistent updates for students. The Diversity Committee will meet with the College’s Chief Diversity Officer Jeanne Arnold to discuss improvements to the school’s implicit bias training. The Sustainability Committee will be discussing energy divestment and accepting proposals of topics to bring to President Iuliano’s Sustainability Committee, which has resumed meetings.
The Academic and Career Affairs Committee reported that the faculty are still deliberating on changes to the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option for students this semester. The previous faculty meeting ended without adopting any changes.