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Senate Discusses New Search for Dean and Addresses Clarkie Encounters

This week, Senate primarily discussed the problematic presence of Lewis and Clark students at campus events. Announcements: Senate has chosen to give out stipends for summer experiences (e.g. internships) as the first student opportunity subsidy. You can read more about this in “rainingmoney.gif” elsewhere in this issue. Renn Fayre czar appointment applications are now open […]

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New Firearms Policy Debated

“We’ll talk about [the firearms and/or weapons policy] later, hopefully after I’m no longer President.” – Former Student Body President Ari Galper ‘14 at the November 8, 2013 Public Senate Meeting A little less than a year later, we’re still talking about a firearms policy, but hopefully this conversation is wrapping up. Before Kroger, Colin […]

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Harm Reduction Booklets, Renn Fayre, and Student Responsibility

In last year’s Renn Fayre water bottles, students received a harm reduction booklet­­essentially a guide on how to have a safe Renn Fayre­­sponsored by the Community Wellness department with the support of other groups on campus, such as Honor Council, Reed Student Advocates, the Sexual Assault Peer Educators, and more. Separately, a pamphlet by the […]

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Summer’s Lea$e: Signators’ Training, Funding Poll, and Top 40

Have you ever sat and looked at some perplexing student-built structure, or listened to a band in Winch, hung out in the MLLL, or eaten free BBQ on the Quad, and/or gone to Renn Fayre? If the answer is yes, you have witnessed what preposterously cool shit can take place when students get motivated and […]

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Senate Beat: Special Snarky Edition

Senate kicked off its last meeting of the semester with a speech from Student Body President Nora McConnell-Johnson ‘12 defending the accomplishments of this semester’s Senate and lambasting yours truly.  Calling this semester’s Senate “dramatically different” from previous senates, she noted that there had been no major drama and no alcohol at meetings.  She listed […]

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Some Student Groups Suffer From Funding Poll Glitch: Senate will “let it ride”

Mysterious technical problems in the Student Information Network (SIN) caused a number of student organizations to disappear from Funding Poll last week.  Affected organizations were re-added to Funding Poll by the SIN administrators, but only after many students had already voted. After discussing the issue with several signators and other observers on Wednesday the 7th, […]

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An Introduction to Senate and Getting Shit Done at Reed: How an Idea Becomes a Reality

In third grade, we all learned about how a bill becomes a law to the tunes of Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill”. Unfortunately, Schoolhouse Rock didn’t make a Reed College equivalent, because not many Reedies understand how to create change on their own campus. It’s probably a good thing nobody has made a catchy […]

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Senate Beat

Committee Reports: Honor Council has members! Adrian Dannis, Hannah Brannan, Hannah Fishman, Vas Srivastava, and Brandy Ryan have been appointed as non-voting members, and Bryan Moore and Mary Lindeblad-Fry have been appointed as voting members. Still looking for applicants are baby monies and Sin Webmaster! Pool Hall gets $800 for pool hall formal. DOTU gets […]

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Election Blurbs

Senate Candidates (4 seats)   Sarah Carlisle – 8 senate meetings Yo. I’m Sarah and I’m running for reelection to Senate. Here are four great reasons to reelect me: 1. I love being a Senator! I love working with my peers to make your life easier and this school better. This job means the world […]

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Senate Beat

This week’s meeting was short to allow senators/your beat writers time to grab food between the meeting and the Reed Union. mmm, Tom Yum. First up, unexpected visitors: Pedal Potential PDX came in asking to advertise off campus for a show on 4/20. Kent Coupe came in to announce that the House of Lords would […]

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