Section: News

Student Council, March 30

By Graham Reid

The Council heard from President Sean Decatur about the Kenyon 2020 plan. Themes included: leveraging Kenyon’s alumni network and larger changes including the College’s academic calendar. Decatur took questions on topics ranging from the value of a liberal arts education, which Decatur argued makes workers valuable, to future financial aid expansion efforts.
The Student Life Committee announced election results, with the exception of Chair of the Campus Safety Committee, which needs to be re-balloted.
The Academic Affairs Committee reported on continued discussion of experiential learning.
The Senior Class Committee updated Council on a largely successful grad fair and continued senior gift plans.
The Junior Class Committee reported on plans for a pool party.
The Sophomore Class Committee reported their bonfire has been postponed due to weather.
The First-Year Class Committee has continued its boxer sale.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee reported that new trash cans should be installed by the end of April.
The Business and Finance Committee (BFC) presented budgets from their last supplemental hearing; funds were allocated according to BFC bylaws, but groups with large rollover were not awarded their requests. Council unanimously approved the BFC recommendations.


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