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Student Senate irons out plans for academic year

Maureen Reynolds | Thursday, September 11, 2003

At their second official meeting, the Student Senate laid out their plans for the coming year.

Howard senator Brin Anderson said that her committee, Residence Life, plans to look into the recent issue regarding RA’s and their training policies. Anderson, along with the rest of her committee, plans to meet with associate vice president of student affairs Bill Kirk sometime next week to discuss the issue.

Judicial Council President Elliot Poindexter informed the Senate that Freshman Class Council elections will be held Sept. 22.

Any freshman considering running for a position needs to present the Student Government with a petition signed by 20 percent of their dorm’s freshman class. Petitions are due on Monday by 6 p.m.

A candidate must win 50 percent of the vote in order to be elected, and if no one achieves this amount, the top two candidates will participate in a run-off election on Wednesday, September 24. The elections will be held in each dorm.

Sophomore class president James Leito nominated sophomore class vice president Kate Distler to the position of sophomore class adviser to assist the Freshman Class Council. Distler, who served last year as freshman class vice president, was unanimously approved by the Senate.

Chief of staff Emily Chin reminded senators to inform their dorms of the events that will be taking place today in memory the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Chin said there will be a rosary held at the Grotto at noon and a Mass in the Basilica at 5:15 p.m.