Zoe Owens, HPC liaison, announced that any lockouts done outside of CE hours (Sunday through Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 8:30-11 p.m.) will result in a $10 charge to the student. She reminded students to follow fire safety protocols, especially removing personal belongings from hallway floors. Additionally, she announced the upcoming Marathon Monday event on 10/11 and the Munger Mash Halloween Party on 10/29.
SPEC Chair Election
The SPEC Chair election was held in person, the first election to be done this way since COVID. The candidates running for the position were Clara Shanabrook ’23 and Arielle Belluck ’22. Both provided SOIs and answered questions from the senate. After a close vote, Shanabrook was announced as the SPEC Chair.
Resident Director of Wellesley Fresh Julie Jordan spoke about changes to the dining system put in place this year. There are plans in motion to open a Micro Market near the Emporium, which will be open 24 hours a day. She also addressed concerns regarding lunch and dinner entrees being the same on many days as being due to labor and agricultural supply shortages caused by the pandemic. She explained this as the reason why there are differences between what is displayed on the online menu and what is available at the dining halls.
The contested changes in the bus schedule were addressed by Peter Eastment, the director of Faculty Housing and Transportation. He explained that the changes were made for environmental reasons and to optimise the bus schedule by reducing empty bus runs. He also stated that the College is facing driver shortages, but will try to accommodate a morning shuttle between Cambridge and Wellesley.