President Jerry Lherisson, a senior, could not mask his surprise this morning. As he began the Sept. 21 full senate meeting, he exclaimed, “Wow, there are lots of new faces that I haven’t seen before!”
Lherisson was alluding to seven new students in the back of the room. After an atypical application-based election process, these students were nominated to serve as senators for the fall 2015 term.
A unanimous vote by the full senate made it official: senior Shelli Reeves; juniors Jo Meyer and Mallory Griffith; and freshmen Caroline Hamlin, Michael Wadsworth, Nicholas Melvin and Will Ashburn are WCSA’s newest senators.
Lherisson also announced that the new library vending machines, which replaced the late night Library Cafe, could be outfitted with swipe card readers.
“We asked them if the machines could not just take credit cards and cash,” said Lherisson. “The administration said, ‘let’s see what we can do.'”
Senator Jessica Choate, a junior and chair of the residential affairs committee, informed the senate about her plans to increase the amount of lights on campus.
“On Thursday, at 6:15 a.m., I will be walking through campus with administrators, pointing out where it’s too dark and where we can get more lights to fix the problem,” Choate said.
The meeting adjourned with handshakes with and many “congratulations ” to the new senators.