Today, the Student Government held its first meeting of the semester. We discussed measures to reach out to the Class of 2019, which will include an information session/welcome tea as well as meetups with DF groups. The Government also considered student suggestions for an electronic message board for campus-wide communication, and the implementation of the Sunset Clause period. New procedures now allow the Government to make decisions by online voting, while committees will be restructured to have greater student participation. The Government also heard updates on the status of its website, which will be “live” soon, including a “direct democracy” polling feature incorporated into its design. A timetable of key Government events to come will be made available to students soon. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.
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Transparency (student government meetings are open to student body participation, and minutes will be published)
Accountability (students are invited to join the Internal Affairs committee, which oversees government activity)
Effectiveness (student government shall address all feedback received, and will vigorously represent student concerns to all administrative arms)