May 19–21, 2011

The agenda included the following items.

1. Update on student life from Sylvia Spears, acting dean of the College:

  • Greek letter organizations on campus;
  • Dartmouth Health Improvement Program initiatives: SEMP revisions, Green Team, mini grants, Safe Ride program, Harm Reduction program, additional weekend programs, initiatives regarding sexual assault; and;
  • National College Health Improvement Program.

2. Update on new dining plans by David Newlove, director of dining services:

  • Transition from a la carte dining to a hybrid “all you care to eat” (AYCTE) program and flex-dollar program with emphasis on the AYCTE component; created a 20-meal-per-week plan with cost that fits into the financial aid package; still fine-tuning the meal plan number for upper classmen.
  1. Sustainability panel with students Laura Coyle ’12 and Nick Devonshire ’11 moderated by Rosi Kerr ’97, director of sustainability, discussed student-initiated sustainability programs (Big Green Bus, Pop-Up Bike Shop, internship programs, Earth Week, DOC trips) as well as the Sustainable Living Dorm.
  2. Update from Graduate Student Council President Marcella Lucas with handout (handout also provided by the Undergraduate Student Assembly).
  3. Election of our vice chair for the next academic year: Lou Spelios ’95.