The Undergraduate Council signed a statement Sunday in support of the graduate student union’s efforts to ensure that their new contract with the University includes an option for union members to seek third-party grievance procedures to address sexual harassment issues.
When established multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies already have solutions to student life challenges, the UC partners with them at no cost to bring these technologies to campus without needing to further subsidize student projects.
Parents of the Class of 2020 participate in Junior Family Weekend — an annual event that welcomes family members to spend time on campus.
The UC voted to modify its attendance requirements for representatives at its general meeting Sunday. The Council also considered an amendment which limits the amount of time that representatives have to comment on their vote after the fact to one minute.
The College’s Committee on Student Life is considering an audit of “comp” processes, according to several attendees of the Feb. 14 committee meeting. Concerns voiced among members of the committee follow previous debate within the UC about the merits of comps.
The UC failed to pass two amendments to its caucus system that would have either redefined the purposes of a caucus or eliminated the system entirely at the body's weekly general meeting Monday.
Thirty-four people ran for 14 open positions on the Council, but some students who won elections were write-in candidates on the ballot. The Council was not able to declare a winner in one contest, in Cabot House, because the election ended in a tie.
The Council voted to create a director of belonging and inclusion position at its first general meeting of the year Sunday. The director — to be chosen from among current UC members — will oversee the caucus system and research inclusion within the Council and peer schools’ student governments.
The Council voted to publish a comment against United States Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed changes to federal Title IX rules at an emergency meeting Tuesday evening. The UC voted to oppose Devos’s rules, 24-1-1.
Undergraduate Council President Sruthi Palaniappan ’20 and Vice President Julia M. Huesa ’20 said they plan to restructure the committee system within the Council.
The duo said they believe they feel they fulfilled most of their 39 campaign promises.