Editor’s Note: The Orient will not print over Spring Break, but we will continue to post updates online until classes resume next Monday. We asked Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) President Dani Chediak ’13 for the latest news from the assembly, and here's what she had to report:
At its March 6 meeting, the BSG Assembly unanimously passed a resolution which recommends that the faculty limit the total of courses students can designate as Credit/D/Fail to three and push the deadline for Credit/D/Fail from the sixth to the ninth week of classes. The vote took place after a lengthy discussion with Dean of Academic Affairs Crystal Collins Judd regarding the history of Credit/D/Fail and the feasibility of the Assembly's proposal.
The BSG also voted to issue the following statement regarding the recent bias incidents at Oberlin College:
"In light of the recent events at Oberlin College, we reaffirm the Bowdoin community's commitment to fostering a welcoming and safe environment and pledge to work with the College in furtherance of this goal. Furthermore, we condemn the recent bias incidents that have occurred on Oberlin's campus and offer our support at this time. We stand with the Oberlin student body and people around the world against intolerance."
The Assembly agreed to send a statement with a similar sentiment to the Oberlin student government.