USG Discusses Commuter Week and Week of Action

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Kristen McNerney, Contributing Writer

United Student Government (USG) members made major announcements on upcoming campus events at Senate meetings on Feb. 20 and Feb. 27.

Senator Alex Chavez, GSB ’23, announced that “Ram Fest” would be this year’s Commuter Week theme. Commuter week is from March 2-6 and encompasses themed events for each day. Monday’s theme is “Ramchero Rodeo,” which includes a mechanical bull and Tex-Mex food in McGinley ballroom from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday’s theme is Frost Fest, with the main event, ice skating, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in McGinley 2nd. “Ramchella,” a Fordham rendition of Coachella, will be held on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in the ballroom. Thursday’s events include “RamCon” from 1-2 p.m. in the Student Lounge, and “Rio de Rams” from 4-6 p.m. in McGinley 2nd. “Rams Night Market” will be held on Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. in McGinley 2nd with an assortment of cuisines to taste.

Vice president of health and safety Emma Budd, FCRH ’20, and Senator Nate Singh, FCRH ’20, talked about their collaboration with FUEMS and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) to put on Fresh Check Day at Fordham. The event will be held on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Edwards Parade and will feature various organizations from the Fordham community with informational booths. Food and music will be provided throughout the day.

Budd also announced this semester’s Week of Action organized by the Committee on Sexual Misconduct. Week of Action will include the Clothesline Project, a “Candy and Consent” activity and a self-defense class on Edward’s Parade. Week of Action will be held March 30 to April 3.

Maya Bentovim, GSB ’23, talked about the Gabelli Major Fair coming up on March 12. Bentovim said the fair is designed to help freshmen with choosing their majors within the school. Upperclassmen will present information about each specific program at the fair.

Carsyn Fischer, FCRH ’21, said she and Carlos Rico, FCRH ’21, held their first round of auditions for “Mic Check,” set for April 3 at 7 p.m. in the McGinley ballroom. The event has been coordinated with the Bronx African American History Project, ASILI and Commuting Student Association.
Liam Leahy, FCRH ’22, reminded the Senate that Fordham Dance Marathon is coming up on March 7.

Vice President of Student Life Kevin McSorley, GSB ’20, advised the Senate to fill out Beacon Exemplar Award nomination forms. The nomination can be given to an exemplary faculty or staff member on campus and is due March 14. Nominees have the opportunity to attend a dinner on April 14 as well.

Vice President of Sustainability Maggie Tattersfield, FCRH ’20, said there will be a Fordham Flea pop-up on March 4 from 1-3 p.m. in the McGinley lobby.

Advisor Dean Arcuri announced that Senior Week tickets are open online.