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Kugelmass ’14 proposes new USG Transparency Committee

U-Council Chair Elan Kugelmass ’14 proposed creating a three-member “USG Transparency Committee” at the weekly USG meeting on Sunday evening. Responding to criticisms he said he’d received from students about how many of the USG’s projects take place outside of the Senate meetings, he said the proposed three-member committee would be an “experiment” with the role of distributing USG information to students who request it. The role of the committee would not overlap with that of Richard Lu ’16, who currently serves as the USG communications director, Kugelmass said.

NEWS | 10/06/2013

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SHARE pilots freshman online course, plans program for juniors

Members of the Class of 2017 were required to complete a new online Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education course— along with the traditional AlcoholEdu—prior to their arrival on campus this year. The course, called "Unless There's Consent," aims to educate students on sexual assault and sexual harassment but also covers domestic violence, stalking and the idea of consent.

NEWS | 10/01/2013

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Tower numbers drop while overall fall Bicker figures remain steady

Tower Club, the most popular club for the fall Bicker season last year, saw its number of bickerees drop by almost half this year, from 66 students in 2012 to 34 this year. The drop returned fall bicker levels to normal, as last year's 66 bickerees was a 75 percent increase over the 38 who bickered in fall 2011. Despite the drop affecting Tower, a total of 125 students bickered clubs this fall, just a dozen short of the 137 students who bickered last September.

NEWS | 09/30/2013

One year after freshman Greek ban, Class of 2016 recruits "more self-selective" and rush-savvy

The Class of 2016 will get its first chance to rush fraternities and sororities next month, as the first class to do so under the administration’s ban on freshman participation in Greek activities. Presidents of Greek organizations say the ban has had a noticeable impact on this year’s class of pledges, increasing students’ interest in Greek life and attracting a more dedicated rush-savvy class of recruits.Sorority recruitment will begin on Monday, Sept.

NEWS | 09/22/2013

Bagneris ’15 voted to replace Davoudiasl as Class of 2015 senator

The USG voted unanimously to appoint Mariana Bagneris ’15 as the new Class of 2015 senator at the first meeting of the year Sunday evening.Bagneris will fill the Class of 2015 senate seat that was vacated by Deana Davoudiasl, who stepped down from the position in order to take the semester off. After USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 sent an email to the Class of 2015 last Monday advertising the opening, nine students applied for the position, he said.

NEWS | 09/22/2013

Updated: Vacated USG junior class senator seat to be filled by application

Members of the Class of 2015 can now apply to be a USG class senator, USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 announcedMondaynight in an email to the junior class. The appointed junior will fill the seat vacated by Deana Davoudiasl ’15, who stepped down from the position in order to take a semester off, Jackson said in an interview. The new senator will be appointed, rather than elected, in accordance with Section F of theUSG Constitution. The USG president and the class president will nominate the replacement, who then must be approved by the Senate. Davoudiasl was halfway through her second term as Class of 2015 senator.

NEWS | 09/17/2013