Following a wave of student protests on social media, Student Union Senate has removed the demographic portion of a campus climate survey released Sunday night. The initial concerns arose from one question mislabeling gender identities as “female” and “male,” and another question listing “transgender” as an option for sexual orientation.
With only a few weeks of college under their belts, 25 first-year students—the largest number ever—ran for five First Year Class Council positions. But for Student Union, the question is now how to keep the 20 students who were not elected involved in SU.
Student Union senators passed a resolution aimed at increasing student input in Dining Services decisions Tuesday night after receiving feedback following the elimination of mozzarella sticks, crepes and tater tots from Bear’s Den’s everyday menu.
Student Union is reconsidering how to handle appeals for proposed Trending Topics speakers after Treasury voted to approve funding for GlobeMed, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes global health equity, to bring Barbara Pierce Bush to campus.
In response to the elimination of mozzarella sticks, tater tots and crepes from the Bear’s Den menu, the Senate Dining Services Committee hopes to pass a resolution that will allow students further input before menu item changes are made.
Due to feedback from student group presidents and treasurers, Student Union has modified its required president’s and treasurer’s training, which is scheduled for Sept. 18.
Student Union has secured contracts for seven of the eight approved Trending Topics speakers, with the eighth and final speaker expected to sign a contract soon.
In anticipation of the fall 2016 Washington University-hosted presidential debate, student groups can now apply for funding from Student Union for politically related programming. A total of $75,000—which was earmarked for debate-related programming through SU’s budget allocation process last semester—will be available to both undergraduate and graduate student groups.
Student Union Treasury allocated $124,000 for the revamped Speakers Series, now called Trending Topics, accepting proposals from eight different student groups in a seven-hour session Saturday.
Student Union voted to approve a revised definition of sexual assault in Washington University’s judicial code at its weekly session on Tuesday.