Greek Briefs/SA Senate Notes

Greek Briefs

Twenty-five Kappa Sigma brothers will pull a Boeing 727 at Dulles Airport Sept. 21 to raise $1,000 for the Special Olympics. The fraternity will also have a barbecue Tuesday Sept. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. to kick off Rush Week, which lasts until Sept. 21.

 Phi Sigma Kappa is hosting band “Jar of Souls” at a free barbecue Tuesday, Sept. 17. The concert will be on the front porch of the Phi Sigma Kappa house at 21st and F streets from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. It is open to all students.

 Tau Kappa Epsilon was recently named the top chapter of 2002 by the International Fraternity of TKE, the highest honor an undergraduate chapter can receive.

The chapter was evaluated on overall size, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, recruitment, initiation, community service and alumni relations.

President Jeff Consoletti said the group has been working to increase brotherhood, which reached its highest membership in 68 years last year with 54 men.

“All of my brothers are very excited to have been recognized,” Consoletti said. “We have been aware that our international organization has been watching our steady improvement throughout the past few years.”

The chapter has been recognized at GW since 1935.

-Amanda Mantone

SA Senate Notes

The Student Association introduced a record 11 bills at the first Senate meeting of the year Tuesday. Dean of Students Linda Donnels answered questions and spoke about new University policies, including new alcohol notification procedures, by which GW inform parents of alcohol offenses.

Legislation introduced included resolutions:
-expressing the SA’s disapproval of the CATS printing fee
-supporting Commencement on the Ellipse
-clarifying SA overspending policies
-encouraging more lighting and security in the Marvin Center parking garage
-discouraging GW from continuing new alcohol parent notification policy
-forming a three-person committee to investigate the SA budget shortfall
-investigating slow UPD response to a City Hall intruder
-investigating grade inflation at GW
-proposing a better solution to the new printing fee

-The next Senate meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. in Marvin Center 407.

-Scheduled committee meetings*:

Academic Affairs: Sept. 17; 9 p.m.; Marvin Center 424

Finance: Sept. 17; 9 p.m.; Marvin Center 4th floor lobby

Rules: Sept. 19; 6 p.m.; Marvin Center 424

Student Life: Sept. 17; 8 p.m.; Marvin Center 424

*Times and locations subject to change. For more information, e-mail senate@gwu.edu

-Kathryn Collora

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