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A recap of the John Carroll student government meeting: Sept. 12

Alissa Van Dress
The John Carroll student government meets in the basement of the D.J Lombardo Student Center in front of Schott Dining Hall.

On Sept. 12, 2023, the John Carroll student government convened in the Jardine room to pass multiple pieces of legislation that was on the docket. This included three appointments spanning multiple generations of students from sophomores to alumni.

The caucus recognized former student body president Grace Kilfoye ‘23 and former senator Emma Kosicek ‘23 for their embodiment of the John Carroll Student Government mission and vision and their efforts “to better student experiences and strengthen our community.” Kosicek ‘23 was stated to be “an independent voice representing the students of John Carroll University.” Meanwhile, Kilfoye ‘23 “served the students of John Carroll University with distinct dedication and focus.”

For the 2023 remaining term, Emma Perdziak ‘26 was appointed to the vacant senator position for the Class of 2026.

Aside from the senate resolution, the student government senate also passed legislation pertaining to:

Illustrating support to continue to display banners in the DJ Lombardo Student Center Atrium post remodel.

Following the atrium’s renovations, student organizations have been denied permission to hang banners from the second level of D.J. Lombardo Student Center Atrium. Petitions to support this legislation have circulated and were received in the hands of the student government. The consensus acknowledges that banners are a free and effective method to advertise events relating to student organizations. This resolution is sponsored by Director of Business Affairs Jahiem Peake ‘24 and senators Abigail Birch ‘24, Tyler Capron ‘25, Jeffrey Sinclair ‘26, Samuel Herr ‘26, Ryan Moore ‘26 and Magdalena Rumelfanger ‘26.

Authorizing $3,000 towards expenditures of the John Carroll Student Government free period products services in non-residential campus restrooms for the remainder of fiscal year 2024.

The meeting discussed expanding the John Carroll Student Government’s funding to maximize free period products and services in non-residential campus restrooms for the remainder of fiscal year 2024. This was proposed on Sept. 12 and sponsored by senator Madalena Rumelfanger ‘26.

Supporting the recent commitment made by the Office of Residence Life regarding CPR requirements for resident assistants and JCU Recreation’s commitment to consistent basic first aid and CPR training.

Senators Ryan Moore ‘26, Tyler Capron ‘25 and Lauren Hoffman ‘25 sponsored the proposition to revise the Office of Residence Life’s requirements for resident assistants (RAs) to gain certifications in basic first aid and CPR. This would affect incoming and returning resident assistants (RAs). Furthermore, the student government also upholds JCU Recreation’s dedication to both maintaining and increasing consistent basic first aid and CPR training.

Student government holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the basement of the Lombardo Student Center. These meetings are open to all students. If you have any questions or concerns, contact [email protected].

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Alissa Van Dress
Alissa Van Dress, Campus Editor
Alissa Van Dress is a junior English major from Amherst, Ohio. She has a concentration in professional writing with minors in business, creative writing and Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Previously, Alissa served as the copy editor at The Carroll News. In addition to her current role as campus editor, Alissa is a JCU football and basketball cheerleader, a writing consultant at the JCU Writing Center, works as a digital engagement ambassador for the JCU Carroll Fund, and serves on the visual arts committee for The Carroll Review. Also, she is honored to have co-founded the Theatre Club at John Carroll University. Other than writing, some of Alissa's favorite hobbies include musical theater, vocal performance, fashion, dance and cheerleading/acrobatics. After graduation, Alissa plans to write for children's entertainment.

To contact Alissa, email her at [email protected].

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