Politics Robert P. George, who serves as the director of the James Madison Program, and students shed light on their experiences with political conservatism and the quality of political discourse on campus.
The Undergraduate Student Government held U-Council Chair elections and gave end-of-year updates during its final weekly meeting of the semester on Sunday.
On Monday, May 7, an naked man exposed himself to a female student while she was running on the towpath between Harrison Street and Washington Road.
On Tuesday, student organizations hosted the “Ban the Box” town hall to encourage student discussion and awareness about the University’s inquiry about applicants’ conviction history in the undergraduate application process.
When Sally Frank ’80 filed a lawsuit in 1979 against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and Cottage Club because they did not accept women, her goal was clear: Get women past the threshold of men-only clubs. Now, in 2018, nine of the 11 eating club presidents are female, which means Prospect Avenue is a much different street than when Frank studied at the University.
On Monday, April 30, a juvenile female reported to the Department of Public Safety that she was fondled by an adult male at DeNunzio Pool.
Undergraduate Student Government President Rachel Yee ’19 agreed that the referendum will emphasize the importance of USG elections, since the USG will help arbitrate the review of the clerk or chair in the evaluation committee. “We will be working closely with the referendum to make sure it is implementable,” Yee said. “We will keep everyone informed on what the process looks like after we figure out how it will be implemented.”
The fifth annual TruckFest food truck festival was held on Saturday, April 22 by the eating clubs and the Community Service Inter-Club Council. The mission of TruckFest is to combat food insecurity in the local area, according to CS-ICC Chair Alexandra Hanley ’18.
“Help those brothers and sisters who have been incarcerated and let them know that they are important to us,” Rev. Teresa Smallwood said, “because unlike what it looks like now, we are all in this together, so the day we say that we are family, we have nothing to lose but our chains.”
In its weekly meeting on April 15, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed the the inclusion of questions surrounding criminal history on the undergraduate application, increasing student access to USG, and policies to decrease the negative stigma surrounding gap years and mental health.