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Incoming UCS leadership discusses goals

April 26, 2018 0 comments

Shanzé Tahir ’19, president-elect of the Undergraduate Council of Students, and Camila Pelsinger ’20, vice president-elect of the council, outlined some of their goals for the next academic year at UCS’ general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Project Tampon, which aims to distribute menstrual products to University bathrooms, was started in the fall 2016 semester. UCS halted distribution of tampons and pads this semester.

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UCS asks Facilities to administer Project Tampon

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students is in conversations with the Department of Facilities Management to have the University take over Project Tampon, which would mean stocking bathrooms on campus with free tampons and pads, said UCS President Chelse-Amoy Steele ’18.

A newly drafted student complaint form emphasizes the inclusion of specific and objective language in reporting bias-based and less-targeted offenses, which UCS members hope to implement by the end of the semester.

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UCS discusses bias-related reporting

April 12, 2018 0 comments

​​The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a draft of a form intended to improve the process for reporting bias-motivated incidents at the University during its general body meeting Wednesday.

UCS aims to increase filtered water access

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UCS aims to increase filtered water access

April 10, 2018 0 comments

To address student concern about a lack of water bottle filling stations on campus, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ committee on campus life has submitted a proposal to the Department of Facilities Management to add 10 new stations around the University.

Co-chairs of the UCS elections board Katherine Barry ’19 (left) and Kathryn Stack ’19 (right) announced the results of the election Thursday night.

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Tahir ’19 elected next UCS president

March 23, 2018 0 comments

​​Shanzé Tahir ’19 was elected the next president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Camila Pelsinger ’20 was elected the next vice president, announced co-chairs of the UCS election board Katherine Barry ’19 and Kathryn Stack ’19 Thursday night on the steps of the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center.

UCS, administrators discuss food security, textbook costs

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UCS, administrators discuss food security, textbook costs

March 21, 2018 0 comments

​Several administrators attended the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday to discuss a working group proposal that would increase support for students whose financial aid packages include no expected “parent contribution,” according to text of the revised draft distributed at the meeting.

UCS candidates discuss platforms

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UCS candidates discuss platforms

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Polls open today at noon in races for all executive board positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students. Shanzé Tahir ’19 and Fabrice Guyot-Sionnest ’20 contend for the presidency while Camila Pelsinger ’20 and William Zhou ’20 campaign for the vice presidency.

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UCS, UFB candidates engage in public debate

March 18, 2018 0 comments

Candidates for top positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board addressed topics including communication with the University administration, the #FullDisclosure campaign and diversity of thought on campus at a public debate Sunday night.

Students scrutinize legacy-based admission

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Students scrutinize legacy-based admission

March 14, 2018 0 comments

A coalition of student groups across 12 top colleges and universities issued a letter Feb. 14 announcing an effort to challenge legacy admission policies, which give preference to college applicants who are close relatives of alums.

Shawn Young ’19.5 addressed the Undergraduate Council of Students at its general body meeting Wednesday night on behalf of the #FullDisclosure movement. Young and other students are petitioning the University to release policies and data related to legacy admission.

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UCS passes Campus of Consent amendment

March 14, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously voted to both amend the Campus of Consent Bill and hold a referendum concerning legacy admissions on the 2018 election ballot at its general body meeting Wednesday night.