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BSG amends bylaws, introduces proposal supporting faculty diversity

April 14, 2017

On Wednesday evening, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) voted on two proposals and discussed three others.

At-Large Representative Jacob Russell ’17 introduced two proposals. Proposal 141544 suggested amendments to BSG bylaws. The proposal gave greater flexibility to the structure of general assembly meetings, which had often ignored BSG bylaws. Russell’s other proposal, Proposal 141545, dealt with the President’s power to veto legislation submitted by assembly members, changing the majority required to overturn a veto from a five-sixth to two-thirds. Both proposals passed.

Proposal 141543, introduced by Vice President of Academic Affairs Evelyn Sanchez ’17, involved faculty diversity. The proposal pledged BSG’s support for a more racially diverse faculty that better reflected the racial composition of the Bowdoin student population.

The remaining two proposals were brought to the floor by At-Large Representatives Joe Lace ’17 and Quincy Leech ’17. Proposal 141546, titled “The Bowdoin Hello,” encouraged members of the assembly to be more social around campus. Lace and Leech also introduced Proposal 141547, which allowed the assembly to appoint two BSG historians, per year, who would document past assembly meetings.

In accordance with BSG bylaws, the assembly will wait two weeks before voting on the three proposals they spoke about on Wednesday.

BSG members also discussed the student government conference which Bowdoin hosted last weekend.

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