by Steven Schmidt
The Sophomore Class Committee is planning a fundraiser for Family Weekend. Sophomore Day will be Wednesday, Oct. 8.
The Junior Class Committee met to discuss upcoming projects and the possibility of making bumper stickers.
The Senior Class Committee continues to plan for Senior Soiree on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Housing and Dining Committee will poll the student body vis-à-vis prolonging Extendo hours on Saturday afternoon. The deadline for Caples Residence Hall elevator designs has been extended to Thursday, Oct. 2.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee reported that Bexley Hall parking is not yet open for student parking but should be shortly. Parking will be available to those already authorized to park in a North lot. More bike racks have been placed in the North Campus Apartments.
The Academic Affairs Committee reported that the hearing system for academic infractions has been changed to a three-tier system with stricter punishments. Future topics to be discussed include the reason Asian studies is only a joint major, trigger warnings in course descriptions and standardizing across departments the amount of work required for the senior exercise.
Student Council discussed the social media app Yik Yak and recent threatening Yaks directed at certain groups on campus. The Council recognized the importance of not condoning harassment of any form.
Three Student Council representatives volunteered to join President Sean Decatur’s 20/20 planning committee: Kevin Pan ’15, Conor Dugan ’15 and Maddy Jacobs ’15.
The Business and Finance Committee (BFC) reviewed allocation requests from their first supplemental meeting. The BFC funded or partially funded 19 of 20 total budgets submitted. The Student Council approved all BFC budget allocations.
Approval for a proposed student group known as the Kenyon-Israel Public Affairs Committee was deferred.