During the Dean’s Corner, Dean of Students Sheila Shaw Horton addressed students’ questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 testing during the spring semester, announcing that testing protocols and centers will remain the same. She assured students that conversations about improving the efficiency and transparency with tracking cases will continue as we move to the spring semester.
During HPC Corner Gabrielle Szatkowski briefly relayed plans for closing residence halls for winter break, stating that all forms for leaving and returning will be located on the StarRez housing portal this year. With renovations in Severance Hall resuming at the start of winter break, she informed students that residents of Severance Hall have the option of moving halls during the break if needed. All house presidents will share more information regarding fall residence hall closing during their respective house councils on Dec. 6.
College Government Election Committee Results
As the fall semester comes to a close, College Government is preparing for the upcoming cabinet election in the spring. This year, there were five candidates for the election committee and only three could be selected to serve – ; At least one senator and one student at large are required to be on the committee. The winning candidates are Sascha Bretzger ’23, a returning election committee representative, Shreeya Lakkapragada ’26 and Idana Wilson ’26.
During Cabinet announcements, DOOCA Abby Lucier ’23 announced that two Boston-based artists, Oompa and Avenue, will be performing for SBOG’s fall concert on Dec. 9 in Tishman Commons. Chief Justice Nuzaina Khan ’23 informed students that the Honor Code Council will be compiling a list of resources regarding reading period, testing accommodations and more as we get closer to finals. Secretary Treasurer Yae-won Michelle Jung ’25 announced that the College Government website is now up and running for all students and senators to stay up to date with campus events and important updates from College Government.