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.
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.