UR officials satisfied with replies
Members of Residential Life, the Dean of Students office and UR Security are pleased with the responses received from houses on the Fraternity Quad regarding the whereabouts of a dead cat that was brought to campus late last semester.
Director of Residential Life Logan Hazen and Interim Dean of Students Jody Asbury, who co-wrote the letter that was sent to members of the Fraternity Quad, believe that the responses have helped in determining which houses will be allowed to house new residents next year. “The forms were returned in sufficient numbers to warrant the housing process to move forward for the eight houses not under additional review,” Hazen said.
“They were informed verbally or via e-mail of this by the goal time of 5 p.m. Monday so that they could move forward with the living group contract submission as scheduled,” Hazen continued.
Director of UR Security Walter Mauldin is currently examining the forms. “Information from the forms has provided little pieces of information,” Mauldin said. “There will likely be some follow-up interviews to clarify points ? or to re-interview a few students who may have more information than represented by them previously.”
“However, there are no great revelations,” Mauldin added.
“I would like for the University to be able to say what events occurred after the cat carcass arrived on campus,” he said. “Part of that story is known but there are chapters missing.”
Beth Haber wins presidency of Senior Class Council
Senior Beth Haber won the presidency of the Senior Class Council in an election that ended at 10 p.m. on April 2.
Senior Class Council member Brendan Vaughn, who was among those in charge of the election, was impressed by the number of voters. “We had 223 voters, which was way more than last year’s 51 voters,” Vaughn said.
“Voters could choose from a pool of 15 candidates and each voter was given seven votes. The top seven vote getters were elected to the Council with the top vote getter being next year’s Senior Class Council President,” Vaughn said.
Junior Beth Haber recieved the most votes, with a total of 114. Junior Todd Hildebrandt recieved 111, and junior Bernadette Marino obtained 108 votes. Junior Emily Faber got 101 votes and Jason Berger got 95 votes. Matter Fearnside and Lana Knox recieved more than 70 votes, giving them positions on the Senior Class Council.
Conference on undergraduate research held
The SA Senate and the College Office of Undergraduate Research will sponsor the third annual UR Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creativity today and Friday.
Professor of the Year awards will be presented in today’s Opening Session, beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Student presentations are scheduled for Friday afternoon in Wilson Commons.
Reporting by Chadwick Schnee and Karen Taylor.