DSG discusses future work with Quad Councils, supports CMA programming for heritage months

<p>Duke Student Government at their Sept. 6 meeting.</p>

Duke Student Government at their Sept. 6 meeting.

Duke Student Government discussed further cooperation with Quad Councils and allocated money to sponsor heritage month programming during its Wednesday meeting.

Ali Harrison, senior associate dean for residence life, spoke to the senators about DSG’s role working alongside QuadEx’s councils. She hopes that the relationship between the two organizations can be strengthened to better facilitate the creation and maintenance of Quad traditions and cultures. 

“We don’t want our councils or our department to do things in isolation when there’s a room full of students who care about the campus experience, and we want to engage you all that way,” Harrison said. 

DSG also voted to allocate $6,000 to the Center of Multicultural Affairs to support programming during six heritage months. At last week’s meeting, senators discussed how the Center historically underfunded the months.

In other business 

Three DSG members were nominated to council positions on the Information Technology Advisory Council, a council that helps allow students to present any IT-related issues affecting the Duke student body. Sophomores Arnav Jindal, Andy Li and Sam Carpenter were nominated and confirmed to their council positions. 

DSG senators allocated $10,000 to the Chabad Student Group for its Sept. 22 Shabbat celebration, $11,537.52 to Duke Deewana for various expenses and $5,055 to Hoof n’ Horn for operational costs.

Senators also allocated $400 to reimburse up to $25 for each first-year Senate election candidate.

Elections for first-year senators will take place from Thursday at 12 p.m. to Friday at 12 p.m., while at-large applications are due Sept. 18.

Last week’s meeting

Senators allocated $5,250 for Duke Mixed Martial Arts’ space rental and transportation, $7,023 for the Black Student Alliance for their upcoming Back-To-School Foam Party and $8,100 for an upcoming Arab Student Association speaker event.

Juwan Jacobs, associate director for student involvement and leadership, announced that Jennifer Wiggins started Sept. 5 as the new director of the Center for Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention. Victoria Krebs, the interim director of the GVPI Center since February, will return to her duties as the associate dean of students. 

DSG senators also took a quick interest survey for a proposed Native American studies minor.

Jeremiah Fang

Jeremiah Fang is a Trinity sophomore and a staff reporter for the news department.  


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