Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
At the penultimate meeting of the current Student Council, Council members reviewed what they’ve accomplished over the semester (coming soon to a mailbox near you) and discussed initiatives for next semester.
Dining Services will be a major focus of next semester, particularly extending hours at Essie Mae’s and increasing the amount for meal equivalency so that students can get more than coffee and yogurt for breakfast. Council is going to be sending out a survey asking for student opinions on Dining Services soon.
Council is also looking into ways to make more people use the Philly Shuttle, after a recent survey showed that it is woefully underused and underpublicized.
As far as internal improvements, Council and Dean Smaw are in the process of institutionalizing anti-oppression training for all Council members at the beginning of each semester.
Council has also initiated discussions about paying students who serve as student resources, namely themselves and the SMART counselors. This would allow students who are on work-study to hold these time-consuming jobs without penalty.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.