Senate hosts dinner for student body
Next week on May 2 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. College Government and Senate will host a picnic dinner in the Academic Quad to celebrate the turnover to the 2016-2017 CG Cabinet. The entire student body is invited and encouraged to attend. The last Senate of the year will occur next Monday in the Academic Council Room at 6 p.m.
Firsts years encouraged to participate in a survey for national collegiate health
First years who have received an email from Interim Dean Wolfson or Dean Tenser are encouraged to participate in a survey for National Collegiate Health. It was stressed that this survey is very important to the college and should be filled out by all first years. The survey will remain open until May 9, and those who complete the survey will be submitted into a drawing for various prizes.
Honor Code Council presents on procedure for organizations charged with Honor Code violations
The Honor Code Council admits that the process for charging orgs with violations is not clear, and has been trying to refine it with the help of SOAC. The most common violation seems to be orgs booking space through other orgs. This particular violation is common with unconstituted orgs. Honor Code Council wanted to stress that the students would not be charged with the violations as an individual. Only the orgs would be charged, and students will not have this on their record. There is the possibility, however, that the representatives at the hearing find evidence linking an individual to the event resulting in a separate charge to the individual.
Students, faculty, and alumnae urge the college to accept undocumented immigrants
Sabine Adamson ’19 came to Senate asking for support from the student body in urging the college to admit undocumented students. Although Wellesley does review undocumented students’ applications, they are not given the same treatment for aid as other domestic students. They are seen as international applicants, therefore the college is need sensitive. Currently, Adamson has received 360 signatures on a petition signed by students, faculty, and alumni. She recently sent a proposal to the Board of Trustees and President Bottomly explaining the importance of admitting undocumented students as well as outlining the ideal timeline. She hopes for undocumented students to be admitted into the class of 2021 need blind.