Section: News

Student Council, Jan. 26

By Graham Reid

Student Council heard updates from class committees.
The Senior Class Committee is planning Fandango, Philander’s Ball and senior week activities.
The Junior Class Committee presented plans for events planned with the Career Development Office, including a common hour talk on the use of Kenyon Connect and a Friday evening event with alumni.
The Sophomore Class Committee reported on a planned Casablanca film night as well as their continued sale of Kenyon hats.
The First-Year Class Committee mentioned ideas for fundraisers: the sale of boxer shorts bearing the Kenyon crest and the creation of a “powderpuff” football game in which Kenyon women from different classes would compete.
The Campus Safety Committee noted the dangers posed by recent snow and ice; despite  plowing and salting efforts, two cases of broken wrists have been reported.
The Student Life Committee presented to Council about two new student organizations. Student Life decided to approve both, and those decisions were unanimously upheld by Council.
Cinearts will essentially fill the role of the no longer extant Kenyon Film Society, with a focus on human rights films.
INK, Indigenous Nations at Kenyon, is a new group dedicated to raising awareness for Native American issues.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee proposed a lighting walk, and reported that though the K-Card scanners for academic buildings are not in place now, as previously expected, and planned deployment will continue behind schedule.
The Housing and Dining Committee updated Council on future plans for the North Campus Apartment application process.
Council then heard ideas about future projects, including fan transportation for away sporting events, a planning committee to look into expanded diversity training for first years, and the dangers posed by inappropriate storm drain alignment to bicyclists.

Student Council meets at 4 p.m. most Sundays in Lower Peirce. Meetings last roughly an hour and are open to the public.


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