Campus / News / Student Senate / May 22, 2013

Student Senate straw polls Honnold Lectureship candidates

Student senate conducted a straw poll to gauge interest in potential speakers for the Honnold Lectureship during the May 16 meeting.Student Senate

According to the Knox website, the purpose of the lectureship is “to bring leaders in various fields to Knox College for public talks, informal discussions with students and faculty and classes relating to their special fields of expertise.”

Mark Danner, a scholar of foreign affairs, received the most votes, 12, of any of the candidates. However, the vote was simply a gauge of interest and not a definitive vote.

Manuel Castells, a social science scholar, and David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York,  received 4 votes, and Krista Tippett, creator and host of the public radio program On Being,  received 3 votes.


Committee reports:


Treasurer’s report: Folio’s request for $420 to go toward the spring issue was approved. The funds will go toward printing costs and the release party of the publication.

Dining Service Committee: A commercial wok will be purchased for the stir fry bar. Whole wheat pasta will be introduced to the Hard Knox Cafe in the near future.

Campus Life Committee: The new safety video to be shown at orientation is finished and will be screened at the May 23 Student Senate  meeting.

Technology: The current cable television contract will end in March 2014. Chief Information Officer Steve Hall will approach Student Senate with alternative plans in the fall due to limited student use of the cable system. By reducing the subscription, Hall does not believe that cable would be cut completely. Instead, more resources could be made available for bandwidth or other technological needs.

Sustainability: Senate approved $1,072.50 for a Knox Community Garden summer position for a student worker. The funds will be allocated from the Student Sustainability fund.

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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