April 11, 2012

Committee Reports: April 5

Sustainability — Chair sophomore Max Potthoff expressed interest in changing the name of the Green Fee to boost student participation. Potthoff also reported that the Campus Life office and Director of Facilities Services Scott Maust have approved the proposition for rentable bikes to be available at the Taylor Student Lounge, though he does not yet have a concrete date of implementation.

Finance — Knox College Men’s Lacrosse was approved as a new budgeted club. Several clubs also received funding for events, including $2,000 given for a comedian sponsored by the Japanese Club and $400 for the Soulfege A Capella Club trip to “Memphis” the musical. The Alliance for Peaceful Action received $5,830 for the APA symposium and $115 was approved for informational booklets and refreshments for the upcoming ASAP speed-dating event.

SMURF — There is currently $24,000 left in the restricted fund.

Dining Services — Spudos Donuts will be replaced by Hy-Vee brand donuts, and vegan Gizmo menu items are being considered. The idea of putting reusable ketchup bottles has been reconsidered due to the concerns of potential theft.

Safety and Services — Club sports teams are seeking access to the football field for practices, Chair sophomore Paul Brar is working to create opportunities for teams to schedule field use times.

Broadcast, Internet and Publications — The committee is currently in the process of approving campus publication editorship applications.

Quiver was approved as a campus publication, while Folio’s approval was postponed until the faculty’s May meeting. The committee is looking to work with the Art Department to approve Folio’s application.

Julian Boireau
Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.

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