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Student Council

By Graham Reid

Student Council heard about a plan for greater accessibility to community service initiatives and discussed the merits and drawbacks of such a plan. Council also announced the winners of two campus offices, gave the go-ahead for three clubs and the Business and Finance Committee (BFC) approved various club expenditures.

Student Council heard ideas from visitors Pete Rodrigue ’14 and Grant Jossi ’14 about expanding the College’s community service programs. The discussion included the possibility of a first-year-specific program during Orientation and the need for a centralized set of information; although many organizations perform services, information on those programs isn’t always widely available.
The Academic Affairs Committee reported on the success of last semester’s program to make the late withdrawal option more visible to students. The registrar noticed a decline in last minute requests.
The Student Life Committee reported the election to Campus Senate of Independent Representative Alex Britt ’15 and First-Year Representative Lily McBride ’17.
Council approved three new student organizations:
Tabletop Club, a group focused on various games.
Kenyon Music Society, an informal organization of musicians.
Partnership of East Knox County and Kenyon College, a group dedicated to helping the recently defunded school district. Students will act as teaching aids and provide extracurricular activities.
Council approved the Business and Finance Committee’s decisions regarding the supplemental budgets of 11 organizations: Relay for Life, Men’s Frisbee (only two-thirds of lodging costs were approved), Cinearts (no money was allocated for food), Indigenous Nations at Kenyon, Middle Eastern Students Association, Kenyon College Outdoors Club, Renegade Theater, Kenyon Film Makers, Hot Meals and Club Tennis. Martial Arts Club did not present a budget, and no funds were allocated.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee reported that Maintenance plans to reorient a sideways storm drain, which has proved dangerous to cyclists, once it becomes unfrozen.
Council heard updates from class committees on successful events from last week and future event planning.

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