Student Senate talks pamphlets

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter


The Student Senate talked about making students aware of the grade appeals process and announced a speaker for the “It’s On Us” Campaign at its meeting Wednesday.

Luke Young, student vice president for academic affairs, talked to Shelley James, the interim director of Ninth Street Hall, about creating pamphlets explaining what grade appeals are and how to use them.

“A lot of students do not know about it, or do not use it correctly,” Young said.

He said doing this will let students know the option is out there and also helps them know when it is appropriate to use it and when it is not.

A proper use of the grades appeals process would be for when a professor misplaces a grade or when a professor makes a mathematical error, Young said.

Many of the grade appeals are determined on a case-by-case basis by the college’s Grade Appeal Committee.

He said the pamphlets will be in the folder incoming students receive, so the information will be with them during their first year of school.

Student Body President Catie Witt told the senate there will be an It’s On Us Campaign board meeting every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Student Activities Center of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

She said Jackie Mortillaro has been chosen to show up at Eastern in March and speak about her experiences with sexual assault.

Witt reminded the senate April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month.


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