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Cap & Gown Bicker Chair resigns

<p>Cap &amp; Gown Club is under construction.</p>
<p>Photo courtesy of Hannah Huh.</p>

Cap & Gown Club is under construction.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Huh.

Nicholas Kick ’20, who served as Bicker Chair of the Cap and Gown Club, has resigned from his position. Laura Zecca ’20 will replace Kick in the role.

According to an email sent from Cap officers to club members in the Class of 2021, Kick resigned from his position as Bicker Chair after learning of urgent news in his family.

“Because I know how critical this role is in the life of the Club and given the step [sic] change in family commitments due to health issues, I have decided to put family first while ensuring the Club has what is needed in a Bicker Chair,”  Kick wrote in the email. “This means stepping down.”

Kick did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Daily Princetonian made by email and phone.

After consulting with Cap’s steward, Dennis Normile, the officers indicated in the email that Zecca, the runner-up in the Bicker Chair election, will assume the position. The steward, an adult who is unaffiliated with the University, advises the club on administrative matters.

Given that the club bylaws do not include specific procedures about how the circumstance may be handled, the club officers offered a 12-hour period during which upperclassmen may submit objections to the decision to have Zecca take up the position.

Zecca, Normile, Cap and Gown Club President Polly Hochman ’20, Vice President Arielle Lawson ’20, and Graduate Board Chair Tom Fleming ’69 did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the ‘Prince.’