On Saturday, Sept. 19, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) held open interviews to fill the vacant Police Liaison position. Previously, only one student held the title; however, because of an increase in critical duties and expectations, two students now occupy the position. Thesis student Bo Buford and first-year Dominic Theofan were appointed by the interview committee and are awaiting approval by the next Towne Meeting, which will be held next Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m. In the meantime, Buford spoke on some Police Liaison initiatives, including New College Police Department (NCPD) biographies on the Portal, funding for student-police programs, and best practices for officers when engaging with trans individuals. The draft of that best practices document is available for student review upon request, something Buford said is not only welcomed, but necessary.
Thesis student and Natural Sciences Representative on the Council of Student Affairs (CSA) Paige Leary is currently working with the Center for Engagement and Opportunity (CEO) and the Pre-Med Club to get more pre-med resources on campus, along with a mentoring program as well. The project is still in the works and Leary will report back with more updates soon.
The parts for the compost bike have been ordered. Once they arrive, third-year and Compost TA Olivia Mealor will be able to get the program up and running. Students will receive an email if they were interested in a bin, and there will most likely be a forum post about the program as well.