Melanie is a Senior Staff Writer covering the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board. She is a sophomore from northern Virginia considering concentrating in History and Public Policy. When not at The Herald, Melanie can be found lost on campus, keeping up with the New York Mets (unfortunately), or learning obscure history.

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CAPS director Will Meek, right, spoke to UCS general body members about CAPS’ work to develop long-term care opportunities for students.

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UCS briefed on CAPS initiatives

November 14, 2018 0 comments

At the Undergraduate Council of Students’ weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek spoke on efforts to make CAPS’ services more accessible to the student body.

Facilities takes over Project Tampon

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Facilities takes over Project Tampon

November 11, 2018 0 comments

The University’s Department of Facilities Management will oversee Project Tampon, a program to distribute free menstrual products in bathrooms on campus, wrote Paul Armas, assistant vice president of facilities operations, in an email to The Herald.

Undergrad finance board to release budget report Nov. 21

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Undergrad finance board to release budget report Nov. 21

November 9, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board will release its first budget report Nov. 21, according to UFB Chair Lisa Schold ’19 and Vice Chair Julian De Georgia ’20.

At its weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening, UCS learned about a new University structure for reporting bias-related incidents.

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UCS briefed on new bias reporting system

November 8, 2018 0 comments

During its weekly general body meeting  Wednesday evening, the Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates on the development of a new bias incident reporting system, to be implemented next semester.

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UCS considers peer, administrative mediation initiatives

October 31, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a social justice mediation and facilitation program and heard from University ombudsperson Ruthy Kohorn Rosenberg at its general body meeting Wednesday night.

Despite not taking an economics course until her junior year at Swarthmore College, Paxson P’19 chose to pursue the subject as her major.

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Paxson P’19 discusses diversity in economics

October 30, 2018 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke about her experience as an economist and discussed diversity in the field at a lecture held in the University’s Science Center yesterday afternoon.

UCS calls for ombudsperson for undergrads

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UCS calls for ombudsperson for undergrads

October 24, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously approved a resolution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening demanding that the University hire an ombudsperson trained in transformative justice and community accountability processes to work with undergraduates.

UCS unanimously approves new UFB budget model

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UCS unanimously approves new UFB budget model

October 18, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted unanimously at its general body meeting Wednesday evening to approve a proposal from the Undergraduate Finance Board to tie future yearly increases in the student activities fee to inflation.

Jersey City, NJ. Sept 18th 2018. John Keene writer shot in and around Jersey City for the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation.

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Former University professor wins Genius Grant

October 16, 2018 0 comments

When writer and former University professor John Keene received a call from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, he thought they were going to ask him for his opinion on other writers.

Title IX Program Officer Rene Davis fielded questions about University Title IX policies Wednesday at a discussion hosted by the Undergraduate Council of Students.

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UCS hosts discussion on U. Title IX practices

October 11, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held a discussion with Title IX Program Officer Rene Davis at its general body meeting Wednesday night about current Title IX practices and what navigating the Title IX process can look like at the University.

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