Senate starts judicial aid committee

Monday evening the Students’ Association Senate adopted a resolution urging the Dean of Students Office to recognize a new Student Judicial Advisors program.The Student Judicial Advisors will help students learn how to navigate through the university’s judicial system. Advisors will make themselves available to students who need to learn more about judicial proceedings on campus to prepare for a trial with the All Campus Judicial Council.”I know several students who have expressed displeasure and feel that they were taken advantage of by the judicial system because they didn’t know how it worked,” senior and program creator Greg Stein said at the meeting. Stein hopes that the group will have as many as 15 to 20 advisors signed up for next semester. ACJC will help get the program off the ground by recommending students to the committee. The application process will include a few essays and an interview. The Dean of Students Office would help train the advisors and sustain the program. Students taking advantage of the Judicial Advisors Program would have the option of having their records released for their advisor to examine, and advisors would be allowed to represent a student at an ACJC hearing. Associate Dean of Students in charge of discipline Matt Burns credited Stein for his work to see this program through to implementation. “The initiative is scheduled to be in place as a pilot program for the upcoming fall semester,” Burns said. “If successful, the program may take a place as a permanent part of our campus judicial system,” he said. “I am supportive of the program, and I am very hopeful that it will serve to enhance the effectiveness of our judicial system.”

Parking services enforcing regulations on weekend

The UR Parking and Transportation Services will be working harder to enforce parking regulations on the weekends. “On weekends we have a real problem with students parking in fire lanes,” Associate Vice President for University Facilities and Services Richard Pifer said. “We lift all the gates and want people to park in parking lots, [but they still park illegally.]” Director of Parking and Transportation Services Glenroy Sicard reminded students that on the weekends all legal parking areas are available. “Starting 7 p.m. on Friday, you’re open to park anywhere on campus without a permit, but fire lanes and reserved spots are always enforceable.”

Public meeting on proposed SA constitution announced

The Students’ Association Government Restructuring Committee will have a public meeting to discuss the new constitution, its effects and the changes made in it with anyone interested. The meeting will take place April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ruth Merrill Center.”The committee is pretty diverse, and we’ve had representatives from student government,” junior and Deputy Speaker of the Senate Pete Nabozny said. “But we want to see what students are thinking about it.”Reporting by Jeff Keesing and Cyrus Levesque.

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UR Baseball beats Hamilton and RIT

Yellowjackets baseball beat Hamilton College on Tuesday and RIT on Friday to the scores of 11–4 and 7–4, respectively.