Search for Director of Student Involvement and Director of Residential Life is ongoing
Dean Horton explained that, though the interview process for the Director of Student Involvement began some time ago, they “haven’t found that right person yet.” The goal is to find someone who will begin work at Wellesley this year. Dean Horton announced that candidates for the Director of Residential Life will arrive on campus starting this Thursday.
The Elections Committee proposes moving student elections to after Spring Break
Sarah Nealon ’18, CPLA chair, and Maryam Khan ’18, CGP, presented on changes to the election process and schedule to be implemented this year. Nealon and Khan proposed that the elections be moved to before spring break, relieving stress and minimizing the time constraint on candidates. The change applies to College Government Cabinet positions, as well as any Ballot initiatives and ballot questions. This change would create a three week “shadowing period” in which new student leaders can learn from their predecessors. It would also require amending Article X, Section 3, of the College Government Constitution.
Two student organizations newly constituted
The classics society Alpha Kappa Chi (AKX), which is a remake of the former AKX from the 1800s, and the service group Robogals, which provides technology education for elementary school girls, both presented on why their organizations should be constituted. AKX is a society founded on classics, scholarship, sisterhood and philanthropy. Katherine Johnson ’18, president of AKX, and Anjali Nagulpally ’18, treasurer, presented the history of the society and its value to the campus. Johnson and Nagulpally emphasized the strengthened relationships between the society and the classics department, the numerous group functions with other organizations and societies and the various philanthropy projects AKX has been involved in. Isabelle Li ’20, president of Robogals, also presented on the organization’s history and the unique opportunities it offers. Robogals was founded in 2014 and is an international non- pro t, student-run organization that provides mentorship and tech education to girls age nine to 12. The organization also provides work-study compensation for Wellesley students. Senate then voted to constitute both groups.