Gabe Kaufman ’18, undergraduate representative to the University Assembly, said the resolution’s intention was to create a committee “to investigate possibly restructuring the membership composition of the Student Assembly and to issue a formal report on its suggestions and recommendations.”
Current legal guidelines stipulate that employers cannot discriminate based on prior convictions alone, which can be difficult to prove, according to Garrison Lovely ’16, co-founder and president of the Prison Reform and Education Project.
Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs John Siliciano has been named Deputy Provost, Acting President and Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday morning. “This is in recognition of John’s terrific oversight of the Provost Office and his involvement in every initiative in the Provost Office,” Kotlikoff said. The trustee meeting began with the board’s adoption of a resolution mourning President Elizabeth Garrett’s death. “She set in motion a process that had long been regarded by university leaders as important but daunting … establishing a College of Business,” Acting Chairman Jan Rock Zubrow said. Following the successfu adoption of this resolution, Zubrow also read the unanimous resolution passed by the University Assembly, expressing condolences and appreciation for President Elizabeth Garrett.