Pitzer Student Senate Briefs

With Thanksgiving break tantalizingly on the
horizon, the Nov. 24 Pitzer Student Senate meeting was a brisk affair. Senators were treated to a celebrity cameo in
the form of Pitzer College Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Carlisle, who gave an administrative update on the
New Resources Students (NRS) housing debate. While his report mostly just indicated that there was nothing yet to report,
he said that there was “overwhelming support” for the campaign to let NRS
students live on campus. He said that
Pitzer’s housing working group had met, and that NRS housing had been the
primary topic of discussion. Carlisle emphasized that if NRS
students are permitted to live in the Pitzer residence halls, they will be subject to the same regulations as all other
students are; for example, they will not be allowed to live with a spouse, and they
will not be granted housing over summer and winter breaks. The discussion will continue next

Later in
the meeting, Senate Chair Nicolás Romo PZ ’14 announced the creation of an ad
committee that will plan the new Student Voice Week next semester. He begged senators to wrest their minds from
thoughts of Thanksgiving turkey and make suggestions about Student Voice Week events. One idea put forth was a community discussion
about Keck Graduate Institute’s recent partnership with the Minerva Project, through which
the graduate school will offer online classes to undergraduate students as they travel the globe. Another senator suggested using technology to enhance the events.

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