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Village Council Sunday Sept. 21

by Maya Kaufman

President Sean Decatur presented an update on the 20/20 plan and explained the plan’s three areas of focus: connecting the Kenyon experience and life after graduation, the cost and access of a Kenyon education and strengthening community and enhancing communication across campus. Decatur mentioned plans to form a committee that bridges faculty, staff and students that will discuss these areas of focus and requested suggestions for student delegates to the committee.

Student Council is seeking to clarify the roles of the Council and Student Senate on campus. Student Council also plans to solicit student suggestions for school improvement and clarify the conditions for school closings.

Housing and Dining Committee received approval to extend check-out hours at the end of the semester. The Committee has begun to accept submissions for the redecoration of the Caples elevator.

The Safety Committee met with Chief Business Officer Mark Kohlman to discuss North parking; ten parking spots outside Bexley have been allotted to students.

Junior Class Committee discussed a possible fundraiser involving bumper stickers.

Academic Affairs Committee did not meet.

Student Life Committee discussed seven new student groups seeking club approval. Student Council approved four and deferred a decision on two. Club teams were redirected to the club sports meeting.

The Business and Finance Committee met with Kohlman to discuss extending K-Card access into Mount Vernon.

Sophomore Class Committee did not meet.

Buildings and Grounds Committee noted that work on Middle Path was delayed last week and that there will be more progress shortly. The committee also noted that the tree outside Leonard Residence Hall was removed because it was affecting the dorm, and a new tree will be planted.

Senior Class Council set the dates for Soiree and Fandango and assigned people to committees for those events. The group is compiling a list of potential baccalaureate speakers and decided on dues for Senior Week.

Campus Senate is working to make all single bathrooms gender-neutral. Senate also raised the issue of accessibility across campus.


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