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SA confirms members of Joint Elections Committee

The Student Association confirmed five new people to sit on the Joint Elections Committee after approving a new JEC charter Tuesday.

Krysta Vollbrecht, Steve Cady, Jeff Baxter, Matt Hillson and Eric Haskell were confirmed by the Senate after some debate about whether Baxter, who already served as a graduate senator, should leave one position for the other.

Baxter was named chairperson and will lead the JEC, under a new charter. He left his position as graduate senator at large, and the Senate elected Sen. Todd Sargant, who served as a first-year graduate senator, to replace him.

Columbian and Elliott schools offer cross-major program

The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and the Elliott School of International Affairs announced Jan. 28 that they are launching a program that allows students to have two majors – simultaneously double-major in programs from each school.

This allows students more flexibility than they’ve ever had in the past, CSAS Dean Lester Lefton said.

ESIA Dean Harry Harding said the schools had to disentangle requirements to make the cross-majors possible.

According to an e-mail issued to CSAS students Jan. 28, CSAS students who decide to pursue a second major in ESIA will have to fulfill the CSAS general curriculum requirements but not the ESIA requirements.

Interested students must check with advisers because of restrictions with the program. For example, majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs are not allowed to participate the cross-major program.

We’re just delighted that it’s now a possibility, Harding said.

-Francesca Di Meglio

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