Student Council Elections – Meet the Candidates

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Student council elections are being held this week, through an online ballot on orgsync (check your email). Those elected will represent the interests of the student body while interacting with the administration, and will have the ability to implement change on campus. See the candidates below!*

President of Student Council

George Costanzo – Candidate: Student Council President, Sophomore Class President, Sophomore Class Rep to Student Council. “We are fortunate enough to be surrounded with extremely intelligent young individuals, and it would be a privilege to be the student charged with connecting and representing every single one of those individuals’ thoughts and opinions to the administration in order to create a Kenyon that is truly reflective of the community we have here.” Continue reading

Student Council Announces No Paper Cups Available Next Week

NO CUPS

Student Council released a statement today announcing a new Earth Day-themed initiative. Read the full text below:

In observance of Earth Day, there will be no paper cups in Peirce from April 18th – 22nd.

This is a student council-sponsored initiative. Though we know this may not be a popular idea, we are committed to making concessions to make this campus a more sustainable place, we hope you’ll share our sentiment.  

In preparation for this weeklong event:

  • Leftover CHIP cups will be available outside of peirce during no cups week, first come, first serve
  • ECO/student council will do a final dish pick-up and sustain-a-mugs/cup drive on Sunday, April 17th (leave your Peirce dishes & mugs outside your room)!!!

BREAKING: Summer Sendoff Date Changed

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In an email sent to Kenyon students and employees, Vice President for Student Affairs Meredith Bonham ’92, along with Student Council President Phoebe Roe ’16, announced today that the annual Summer Sendoff concert and celebration will now take place on Friday, April 29th. This announcement follows last week’s controversial decision to move the festivities to May 6th. Other details regarding the event remain unchanged; alcohol will still be available to those 21 and older, and a rain site will be available for use should the weather deem it necessary.

Read Bonham and Roe’s full statement below:

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Editorial: A Response from Student Council

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The following is an open letter to the Kenyon community written by Student Council with support from select editors of The Thrill.

To the Kenyon Community,

Student Council has been working to serve as a voice for the students after years of stagnancy. The fact that the administration continues to release announcements without collecting our input, or giving us any forewarning, suggests that they either do not trust students to be strong advisors, or they do not believe student input is necessary.  

We have our own feelings about the recently announced changes, but rather than write from our own perspective, we will let the students speak for themselves.  Below is a compilation of feedback from emails with student council, a survey by The Thrill, YikYak posts, and Facebook posts, followed by a request for a response from the administration on behalf of Student Council.   Continue reading