Baldwin Wallace’s Student Government met virtually on Sept. 2 to discuss any new developments around the campus.
Student Body President Arundhati “Aru” Gupta discussed the most recent Title IX meeting.
“We talked about programming for sexual assault prevention and awareness for students,” Gupta said. “CJ [Harkness] went over changes to the Title IX policies that were made last semester and the past summer.”
In October, Gupta and Student Body Vice President Clare Helmer will be collaborating with the Title IX Committee for a diversity town hall.
Helmer introduced a new idea from the IT department wherein cable access would be removed from dorm rooms.
“Cable costs about $70,000 on campus,” Helmer said. Removing or disabling that access could redirect those expenses to work on improving the Wi-Fi.
Helmer also told Student Government that IT plans to host a focus group to test out a new online portal system, as they are looking to move away from the my.bw system.
“My.bw is out of date compared to other portals,” Helmer said. IT hopes to implement a newer and more modern model.
In the coming weeks, Gupta and the Chief Justice on the Supreme Court, Connor Prusha, will be interviewing two applicants for the Associate Justice position.
Student Senate President Natalie Reichert announced that she will not be running for Senate President again and encouraged any interested members to apply for the position.
The meeting closed with Helmer passing on a message from Christy Walkuski, the director of the Brain Center. She promoted the BW Civic LEAD Series. This series discusses the impacts of systemic racism in different aspects of American life. The next event will be held on Oct. 8. Those wishing to attend can register at https://www.bw.edu/events/2020/civic-lead-series/.