Multiple Student Government Association Members Resign, Cite Issues Within the Assembly and Executive Board

Multiple Student Government Association Members Resign, Cite Issues Within the Assembly and Executive Board

  Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured on our website, thecollegevoice.org, and was updated with more information and included in our final issue of the 2016 fall semester. This is the same version that was included in print. On Thursday, Dec. 3, just a few hours before their weekly Assembly meeting, six SGA representatives resigned from their positions. In emails obtained by The College Voice, Blackstone House Senator Wesley Chrabasz ’17, KB House Senator Margaret Sturtevant ’16, Knowlton House Senator Kevin Zevallos ’16 and Morrison House Senator Sarah Harris ’18 sent in…

TCV Poll #1

TCV Poll #1

The College Voice is beginning a new project to more accurately gauge the thoughts of the Connecticut College community on a wide variety of topics, including both on-campus and off-campus. The results of the poll from the weekend of Oct. 25 are included below, and a new poll is created every two weeks in conjunction with our production schedule. To see the results of poll, please go here. +20

A Call for Thanks to Essential Staff: Numerous Employees Brave Winter Storm Juno to Keep Campus Running Overnight

A Call for Thanks to Essential Staff: Numerous Employees Brave Winter Storm Juno to Keep Campus Running Overnight

As forecasts of Winter Storm Juno grew more and more serious, Connecticut College students and staff began preparing for the worst. While students gathered friends, snacks and made strategic plans to consume as much Netflix as possible, other preparations were being made. The Dining Services and Facilities and Grounds Management teams were in high gear, focused on ensuring that students would be kept safe and fed, and campus would be accessible throughout the storm. Preparing for a winter storm is always a challenge. Mother Nature has mysterious ways and the…

SGA Update: Thursday, November 6

SGA Update:  Thursday,  November 6

On Thursday, November 6, SGA had its weekly meeting in the Zachs Hillel House. In the first part of the meeting, the Director Smith was there to answer questions from students and listened to their comments and concerns. He re-emphasized the safety tips that were included in an email that Dean Arcelus sent out a couple of weeks ago, one of which was a reminder for students to lock their doors. He also mentioned how there has been a rising issue of vandalism in some parts of campus, and students…

The Signing and Reaffirming of the Shared Governance Covenant

The Signing and Reaffirming of the Shared Governance Covenant

On Thursday, Oct 9, prominent leaders of the campus community came together to reaffirm Connecticut College’s commitment to shared governance. College President Katherine Bergeron, Student Government Association President Ethan Underhill ’15, Co-Director of the Office of Sustainability and Chair of Staff Council Josh Stoffel and Dance Department Chair/representative of the Facutly Steering and Conference Committee David Dorfman ’81 were all present at the signing before the start of the SGA general meeting. A defining tenant of Connecticut College, the concept of shared governance incorporates communication and cooperation between students, staff,…

Recommendations for SGA Exec Board ’14-’15

Recommendations for SGA Exec Board ’14-’15

The College Voice Managing Editor Julia Cristofano made the following endorsements based on the platforms put forward by the candidates as well as the speeches given on Friday, April 11th. For positions in which only one candidate ran, the author felt she could not give an objective opinion or in which there was no clearly superior candidate, an abstention was ruled. The goal of these endorsements is to encourage the student body to think critically in electing their SGA representatives and to increase voter turn out. These suggestions do not necessarily…

SGA Fishbowl Open Forum Video

SGA Fishbowl Open Forum Video

  SGA Meeting on 12/6/12 at 7.15PM in Ernst Common Room. VIDEO GUIDE: Meeting Commences – 0:00 Campus Safety Director reflection on Fishbowl – 3:03 Brian Gooch announces Open Forum to Student Body – 7:19 Dean Denard Introduction on Phone Line – 8:04 Ben Schactel (Spokesperson for Seniors) – 8:28 Dean Denard responds to Schactel – 17:29 Schactel responds to Dean Denard – 32:57 Dean Denard – 35:00 Mike Gulotta – 37:33 Dean Denard responds to Gulotta – 40:22 Kelli Bannister 45:09 Dean Denard responds to Bannister – 50:35 Senior Class President – 56:10 Quinn Menchetti – 58:09 Moments after the end of…

SGA News & Minutes

SGA News & Minutes

• The Assembly discussed vandalism on campus, looking at ways in which we can both hold individuals accountable and prevent further vandalism. Ideas presented to the Assembly included fining students the cost of the repair and also being somewhat lenient toward those students who turn themselves in. • SGA and CGA cadets are in the process of creating a student exchange program between both schools where students will get to experience what a day in the life at each school is like. • The Assembly also discussed expanding the Renewable…

Occupying Homes and Hartford

Occupying Homes and Hartford

Several months ago when the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spawned Occupy protests across the globe, critics predicted that activity would slow, particularly in Zuccotti Park, as winter neared. Despite the mass arrests by police all over the world, and despite attempts by law enforcement to dismantle encampments, the movement has endured, taking on myriad faces. In New York City, where the movement first began in September, protesters have adopted a new tactic that focuses on foreclosures, which have been rife since the housing bubble burst a few years…

Sharp Keeps Harris Running Smoothly

Sharp Keeps Harris Running Smoothly

Anyone who has dined in Harris for breakfast or lunch has received unusually friendly service, the kind that makes itworth leaving the confines of South Campus. Nowhere else on campus during these hours will the staff greet you with a heartier “good morning” or wear a broader smile while refilling the napkins or mopping the floors. This unusually amiable and efficient service is largely a result of the help Dining Services receives from the Sharp Program. The Sharp Program is a state-funded organization based in New London established to provide…

SGA News & Minutes

SGA News & Minutes

SGA’s meeting on Thursday, December 8 was the last one of the fall semester. Professor Ruth Grahn of the Psychology Department, Chair of the Faculty Steering and Conference Committee, came for the second week in a row to the Open Forum. She presented a possible change in weekly class scheduling that would move the time of the common hour from Fridays to Wednesdays. The Voter Turnout Task Force briefly discussed their plan for elections next semester. Possible ideas include moving the elections to Cro, holding an info session in dorms…

SGA News & Minutes

SGA News & Minutes

President Leo Higdon, Director of Events and Catering Merrill Collins and Professor Ruth Grahn of the Psychology Department and Chair of the Faculty Steering and Conference Committee came and signed the Covenant, a formal agreement to strengthen shared governance and improve consultation and communication throughout the campus community. The Assembly discussed other important campus issues with President Higdon such as sustainability, the availability of wireless internet and the offering of student social events. (Picture above) The Assembly discussed online course evaluations and the reason for the shift to an all-online…