ESC President Whitney Green reported that the faculty have submitted an independent study day proposal to the University Senate to eliminate the election day break and convert those days to study days. Their proposal also calls for holding finals on weekends.

Senator Rajat Roy commented that when student proposals come up against faculty proposals in the Senate, they are more likely to lose, thus the faculty’s plan effectively undermines the proposal being worked on by the student councils that called for starting classes before labor day as a solution to the calendar problems.