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BORSC Updates: Springing into action!


Happy Spring Oles!

Congratulations on making it through the harsh Minnesota winter! Hopefully, you stopped by our tabling event last Thursday—we had a blast handing out cookies and talking to everyone about BORSC and current issues facing students. Thank you all for coming! This week, we have some updates on our work with Regents and are seeking your input for an upcoming presentation! We’ve been hard at work interviewing Regents: Audrey Hoehner ‘23 and Bergen Senf ‘24 spoke with Rev. William O. Gafkjen '79, Fricka Lindemann ‘22 spoke with Laurie Nordquist '81, Phumelele Mncina ‘24 spoke with Jennifer Hellman ‘98, Edwin Le ‘21 and Dan Reiter ‘23 spoke with John Grotting ‘71, and Providence Diomedi ‘23 and Fenton Krupp ‘24 spoke with Gretchen Morgenson '76. Having conversations with Regents has been an illuminating experience, and we can’t wait to tell you all about them. We’ll be publishing summaries from those interviews as soon as we can, and we’re excited to speak with even more members of the Board soon! Also, we met with members of the President’s Leadership Team to learn what they are currently working on. Read here about how María Pabón Gautier’s first impressions and goals in her work as Interim Vice President for Equity and Inclusion are, or here about the Athletic Director Ryan Bowles and COVID-strategies in sports as well as progress with Oles Against Inequality. We’re beginning work for our presentation at the Board of Regents Meeting this May, and we want your thoughts on what we should tell the Board about! We generally research one pressing issue facing students on campus and provide the Board with suggestions for improvements. So far in the 20-21 school year, we’ve presented on COVID-19, racism on campus, and mental health issues. If you know of an issue you’d like us to bring to the Board’s attention, email us at borsc@stolaf.edu, or use any of the other links in the paragraph below. As always, if you have any concerns or comments you’d like the College to know about, tell us! You can use this link, email us at borsc@stolaf.edu, or DM us on Instagram @borsc_stolaf. Our members meet regularly with members of the President’s Leadership Team and other College administrators, and we’d love to share your thoughts with them and work towards a better community for all. P.S.: There might be another email coming your way already next week, we have some really big news on the way. Stay tuned! Board Of Regents Student Committee Fenton Krupp ‘24 Audrey Hoehner ‘23 Bergen Senf ‘24 Claire Shaw ‘21 Dan Reiter ‘23 Edwin Le ‘21 Fricka Lindemann ‘22 Guadalupe Guerrero ‘21 Logan Graham ‘22 Modupe Botti ‘22 Phumelele Mncina ‘24 Providence Diomedi ‘23 Rayan Elahi ‘24 Sophia Waters ‘23

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