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“I think their strategy is to create a false fight for free speech to ignore the concrete struggles that are going on.”
“I’m obviously hopeful it’s not expulsion; I hope that I get to walk at graduation this Saturday.”
An opponent of the plan called to check quorum and then exited the room, leaving General Assembly unable to proceed.
“It’s important that students be involved in the formulation of policy at every step of the process.”
The resolution criticizes the lack of texts from “non-Western, and non-male people and perspectives” in Sosc classes.
Isaacs’s and Diermeier’s inability to separate administration from academia does the University no favors.
Student activists came prepared and demanded yes or no answers.
SG General Assembly votes down compensation for Executive Slate members.
Graduate Council can keep its medley of methods for selecting representatives, General Assembly decided yesterday, rejecting an attempt by Executive Slate to bring them into line.
Change would create elections in line with SG bylaws, but some GC representatives hope to preserve their own selection methods.
The 2016–17 budget gives graduate student resources a needed boost, but leaves the future of funding uncertain.
The bylaw will govern photography and recording at CC meetings.
SG budget passed yesterday relies on left-over funds from previous years.
Representatives debate affirmation of University’s commitment to free speech at Monday’s SG meeting.
The Student Government General Assembly rejects the Fight for Just Food’s resolution aiming to reduce the University’s financial support of mass incarceration.
While some on CC hoped to close the book on divestment, others signaled start of a new chapter.
Isaacs, Diermeier did not attend, will meet with SG and Phoenix Survivors Alliance.
Student Government Election and Rules Committee said recording did not violate election code
Liaisons will focus on setting agenda for a new “Student Perspectives Series,” where students will have the opportunity to meet several trustees.
Liaison positions and College Council representatives for the 2016-2017 academic year also announced.
Student Government listens to the student body’s concerns. As declared in its mission statement, it exists “to further the interests… Read more »
The Moose Party’s satirical campaign is more dangerous than it is funny.
Candidates for Executive Slate, Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustee and Community and Government Liaison explained their platforms and debated audience questions.
When we reflect on our time participating in Student Government (SG), we find that much of our work leads back… Read more »
There are many changes that we, the UChicago Climate Action Network (UCAN), would like to see on our campus. We… Read more »
CC Chair introduced the bylaw following controversy at last week’s meeting on divestment.
Initial statements touch on divestment and unionization and promise a more open SG.
U-Pass introduction brings the future of the program into question.
Maneuvering to stop resolution failed in an 8-4-3 vote.
A discussion and vote on a resolution calling for divestment from companies with ties to Israel is on the agenda.
Rule-breaking candidates told to expect an “agile” response.
No vote on U of C Divest’s resolution.
Student Government’s Executive Slate cancelled the end-of-quarter shuttle service without consultation.
Greek Life In Front is a project started by myself and third-year student Jake Mansoor, inspired by a discussion… Read more »
Proxy choice, resignation announced as quarter ends.
“There is a challenge in jumping in your first week of college and running for [SG], and she gave it a sincere effort.”
“It’s best practice to go out to bid…to maintain competitive pricing, service, and fleet options.”
“The main purpose is similar to our core mission which is just to raise awareness of issues that people otherwise wouldn’t be aware of.”
Undergraduate and Graduate RSO’s are eligible to apply for funding of service initiatives.
The Committee on Academics in the College hopes data collected can be used to communicate students’ experiences to the administration.
Carlos Ortiz filled the position last month, after it had been vacant since last summer.
“I think this role will give me and other students access to members of the administration in a different way.”
The committee will allocate the $10,000 SG has previously dedicated exclusively to Sexual Assault Awareness Week
“It is critical that we fill this position before the quarter ends so that the new liaison can be on-board and ready to represent the undergraduate student body strongly come Winter Quarter.”
“We are going to be giving grants to students who do impactful and substantial work through their RSOs. We’re going to be paying them and giving them these grants in lieu of them having work-study hours.”
“We need support and we need finances to be able to eliminate the fines that we’re facing…we need the community to say, ‘we value what you do and we want to keep you here.’”
With no more student-appointed representatives on the Independent Review Council, UCPD answers only to the administration—not the people it polices.
“By and large, it’s just meant to make [Marketplace] more reliable, a little faster, a little bit cleaner.”
Four first-year representatives elected from a pool of 20 candidates on platforms of social justice.