The Students’ Association Senate endorsed the new constitution proposed by the Government Restructuring Committee on April 19. The approval of the constitution is a symbolic gesture saying that the current government supports a transition to the new government.Last week, the Senate voted against endorsing the constitution because there were several unresolved issues regarding Eastman representation, committee chairperson selection and the election of a vice president. Any remaining concerns will be addressed in the bylaws that the Senate will create.All but one senator, junior Jack Voorhees, supported the endorsement. “While I agree that the current one sucks, we should only vote for this one if we agree with it,” Voorhees said Monday night. “I am not convinced that this document is the best solution.””I have been involved in attempting to pass new constitutions for the last three years,” senior and All-Campus Judicial Council Chief Justice Erica Contini said. “This is the best constitution that I have seen during my time here.”Junior and incoming SA President Pete Nabozny is glad to have the Senate supporting the constitution that he coauthored as GRC chairperson.”I’m extremely pleased that the Senate endorsed the constitution by a near unanimous margin,” Nabozny said. “It validates the hard work the committee has put in for months now, and hopefully it spurs us on towards ratification. Nearly every member of student government is in support of this constitution and therefore there hopefully won’t be any problems with its implementation.”In addition to student government representatives asking for signatures, there is also a copy of the proposed constitution and a petition that students can sign at the door of room 101G in The Students’ Association Senate endorsed the new constitution proposed by the Government Restructuring Committee on April 19. The approval of the constitution is a symbolic gesture saying that the current government supports a transition to the new government.Last week, the Senate voted against endorsing the constitution because there were several unresolved issues regarding Eastman representation, committee chairperson selection and the election of a vice president. Any remaining concerns will be addressed in the bylaws that the Senate will create.All but one senator, junior Jack Voorhees, supported the endorsement. “While I agree that the current one sucks, we should only vote for this one if we agree with it,” Voorhees said Monday night. “I am not convinced that this document is the best solution.””I have been involved in attempting to pass new constitutions for the last three years,” senior and All-Campus Judicial Council Chief Justice Erica Contini said. “This is the best constitution that I have seen during my time here.”Junior and incoming SA President Pete Nabozny is glad to have the Senate supporting the constitution that he coauthored as GRC chairperson.”I’m extremely pleased that the Senate endorsed the constitution by a near unanimous margin,” Nabozny said. “It validates the hard work the committee has put in for months now, and hopefully it spurs us on towards ratification. Nearly every member of student government is in support of this constitution and therefore there hopefully won’t be any problems with its implementation.”In addition to student government representatives asking for signatures, there is also a copy of the proposed constitution and a petition that students can sign at the door of room 101G in the Ruth Merrill Center.

Former graduate to be Commencement speakerChairman and CEO of Warner Brothers Entertainment Barry Meyer will deliver The College’s commencement speech at this year’s ceremonies on May 16. Meyer, who graduated from the university in 1964, will also receive the presitigious Hutchinson Medal, the highest honor given to alumni. Meyer, a voting member of the Board of Trustees, has served in his position at Warner Brothers since 1999, when he left his post as the studio’s chief operating officer and vice president. Meyer last publicly spoke at UR over Meliora Weekend in 2000, when he and four other alumni participated in the “UR in Hollywood” symposium.

“Write-A-Thon” to be held in the ITS CenterThe Writing Fellows will begin a writing marathon after Dandelion Day. The “Write-A-Thon” will last for 24 hours, starting at 3 p.m. on April 25 and ending at 3 p.m. on April 26. The event will be held on the upper level of the ITS Center where free snacks and coffee will be served. Students can also rent laptops to use for the event. Students can choose to either work with a fellow at any stage of the writing process or they can work by themselves or with each other. Fellows will remain nearby to help solve problems that they might encounter.The fellows can help with any type of writing and also with papers at any stage in the writing process. Reporting by Jeff Keesing, Chadwick Schnee and Sandeep Madhur.



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