ESC is back from spring break.

The meeting began with a discussion on a proposed Ethnicity and Race studies minor. Although SEAS already offers minors in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Hispanic Studies, and East Asian Studies, members noted that the Ethnicity & Race Studies minor brings something new to the table. Ethnicity and Race Studies is housed under CSER (the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race). 

The next topic on the agenda was the potential new Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee for ESC. Academic Affairs Representative Nikhil Mehta (’22) spoke with CCSC Student Body President Rads Mehta (CC ‘22) to learn how CCSC structures their DEI task force. Mehta shared that CCSC had a rotating chair of DEI, a structure that may be hard to implement if this person is not on the executive board. The council discussed several variations in potential structures for a DEI committee and its leadership. Student Body President Kennedy Salamat (‘23) also suggested creating an interim DEI committee so that the DEI work could begin before next year’s council takes the reins. 

This discussion evolved into a brief conversation about publicizing ESC election information to encourage more students to apply. 

The meeting then continued to position updates. Salamat shared that the pass/fail proposal for nontechnical classes has passed. Other council members shared updates on meetings they attended and upcoming events they are planning. 

Lerner via Bwog Archives