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Student Council

By Grace Hitzeman

The Sophomore Class Council finalized the design for the bro-tank they plan to sell.The Academic Affairs Committee met with Dean Martindell and Associate Provost Thomas to create a survey on the rigors of senior exercises.Academic Affairs also discussed the possibility of creating a new Orientation program to teach people research skills and inform them of library resources.The Business and Finance Committee had an emergency funding request from Quizbowl, who unexpectedly won a regional competition and wanted to attend the national championship. The BFC granted them their requested $725 to attend the tournament in Chicago.Greek Council will co-host, along with Peer Counselors and other groups, a discussion on Bro-phobia on Tuesday in Peirce Lounge.The Senior Class Committee announced that Senior Week is 95-percent planned.The First Year Council sold 113 crewnecks in the past week.Tacci Smith, associate dean of students, visited Student Council to get their opinion on athletics for the Committee to Study Athletics at Kenyon, which includes varsity sports, club sports, intramurals, and fitness classes.There will be a more formalized survey about these issues in the fall in order to start implementing changes in spring 2014.Student Council said the role of athletics at Kenyon:Brings people togetherProvides a healthy way to compete at KenyonHelps people develop leadership skillsAppeals to a different type of student than wouldotherwise apply to KenyonOther athletics-related discussion topics included cost, communication with athletic department, staffing, security, community interaction, accessibility, overcrowding during peak hours, student employment and attendance at sporting events.Student Council also plans to discuss the drug testing policy.They received few responses to their survey, most of which were not in favor of an honor code.Many Student Council members felt instead they should focus on developing a better relationship between students and maintenance, and will not continue considering an honor code.

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