NEWS IN BRIEF

Debates for upcoming CG Cabinet election to be held after spring break

The College Government (CG) election debates will be held during the week following spring break. Campaign week begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 and continues until Election Day, Tuesday, April 8. The Multicultural Presidents’ Council, College Government and House Presidents’ Council debates will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively. The Multicultural Presidents’ Council debate will focus on issues of privilege and inequality at Wellesley and the House President’s Council debate will focus on community building. This year, all debates are mandatory for candidates and those who do not attend will receive a strike and will be demoted to write-in candidates. 

Economics department to host annual Calderwood Lecture

The Calderwood Economics Lecure will take place on the Wednesday after spring break on April 2 at 4:30 p.m. This year, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach ’95 will deliver the lecture. Schanzenbach is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Her lecture will focus on the lifetime impacts of the safety net, including access to food stamps and its long-term effects on health, education and income.

Meetings held on field house renovation for student input

Students were invited to voice their opinions about the field house renovation in two meetings last week at the Keohane Sports Center with members of the Field House design team, Turner Construction Company and Chris Sgarzi, the AIA principal from Sasaki Associates. In particular, the design team wants student input on the types of cardio equipment in the Field House, floor coloring and banner/logo placements. In addition to meetings, Wellesley has launched a blog called “The Dirt” to keep students updated about the campus renewal (Wellesley 2025) projects underway. So far, the blog has been used to inform students about the relocation of exercise equipment, PE classes and sport teams. 

Latin@ studies minor survey released

The push for more ethnic studies and in particular, a Latin@ studies minor, that began last year continues. Latin@ studies would focus on the experiences of Latin@s in the United States, similar to the Asian American studies minor that was created during the 2012-2013 academic year. Recently, a survey about the importance of Latin@ studies was released; the results of the survey will be presented to the administration. Additionally, an open meeting about the student initiative for ethnic studies was held last week.

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