At Wednesday’s meeting, the Duke Student Government Senate elected a new associate justice to the DSG Judiciary.
Judicial clerk Carlee Goldberg, a sophomore, defeated two first-year candidates—Akshaj Turebylu, also a columnist for The Chronicle, and judicial clerk Jonathan Griffin.
In her speech in front of the Senate, Goldberg emphasized the importance of educating students about ways to protect their own rights.
“For this past year, I created a project called the ‘Duke-stitution’, which takes the Duke Constitution as well as the by-laws and creates a pocket form,” she said. “Its goal is also to get out to students what resources they have and where they can take them, should they have rights that have been violated.”
Senator Jannis Stoeter, a junior, represented Tureblyu due to his absence.
The candidates were narrowed down to Goldberg and Griffin after a first vote. Goldberg won the final vote 23 to 16 in a roll-call vote.
In other business:
Noor Tasnim, Trinity ‘18 and Ubben Fellow for Student Programs, gave a presentation to the Senate explaining the Duke Alumni Network.
The Senate funded the Environmental Alliance $2,300 for their End of the Semester Enviro Blow Out. The Duke Writer’s Collective was funded $3,662 for a speaker event, and Blue Devils United was allocated $3,498.39 for its LGBTQ+ discussion panel.
Meanwhile, the Senate also chartered Clever Endeavor, a student-led mentorship program in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Duke FABRIC, a student organization with the mission to centralize the interest of fashion on Duke’s campus, and Duke Cubing Club, a competitive Rubik’s Cube group, were also chartered.
The Senate also confirmed senior Roxy Ghadimi as a new member of the mental health caucus.
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