Student Council marches on in its war on accountability

Several weeks ago, Student Council announced that all its meetings would take place off the record. The Phoenix was hopeful that the organization might reconsider its decision. But instead, StuCo decided to do the exact opposite. According to the Daily Gazette’s April


Two college offices to merge

The Residential Life and Student Activities Offices will be merged in the coming school year to create an Office of Student Engagement. Rachel Head, currently the assistant dean of residential life, will preside over the joined functions as assistant dean and director


StuCo and WSRN to share office

After conversations with the managers of WSRN, Campus Council has obtained the back room of the WSRN station on the fourth floor of Parrish to use as an office space. Use of the large WSRN room will alternate between the two groups.

An unconstitutional violation of student press freedom

In her spring 2013 platform, then-candidate and now Student Council co-president Lanie Schlessinger ’15 wrote, “I would like to continue to do whatever possible to increase the transparency and accessibility of StuCo. Though we publicize our efforts and accomplishments across many mediums,

CamCo (formerly StuCo) Report: “Action Steps”

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. After extensive


StuCo to hold elections for reorganized goverment

This semester, the college will witness Student Council transformed. Now called the Student Government Organization (SGO), it will be made of two distinct branches: Campus Council (CC) and Student Assembly (SA). Each branch will include multiple positions. “Student Council, as it stands,

Civic engagement and Student Council

Student Council has a leadership problem. While reorganizing and expanding the organization may provide more structure and manpower, it does not address the underlying issue. Few people really know or care about what Student Council does, and Student Council doesn’t assert itself

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