Members discuss role of Off-Campus Council

first_imgAt this week’s Council of Representatives (COR) meeting, members discussed the role of the Off-Campus Council and how possible improvements could increase effectiveness and take more of the burden of handling off-campus concerns from other groups, leaving more resources for other issues. “So much of the focus of on-campus bodies has been off-campus issues,” student body president Catherine Soler said. “We think one of the things we can do is to really bolster the power of the Off-Campus Council.” Referencing the group’s constitution, Soler said the Off-Campus Council’s purpose is to “sponsor functions and disseminate information to off-campus students, which has been the goal of student government this whole year.” Hoping to reduce ambiguity about electing members to the council and better express the group’s intended purpose, Soler raised a discussion about potential constitutional amendments. One of the unclear clauses pertains to eligibility to run and vote for off-campus positions. Under the current rules, only current off-campus students can vote for the following year, and in practice, only off-campus juniors have tended to run for these offices. “I guess it’s just been implied that you have to live [off campus] junior year to run for these positions,” off-campus president Ryan Hawley said. “It doesn’t really make sense. What we’re thinking is having people who are going to live off campus be able to run and vote so it’s much more representative of off-campus students.” Soler said expanding eligibility for participation could attract more applicants and ensure the most capable students are given the opportunity to fill the positions. “We think we can really up the quality and get more people to apply for this if we could get on-campus students who are living off next year to run,” she said. After it was suggested that the Off-Campus Council’s level of activity has been lacking, Hawley said the problem was figuring out how to get interested off-campus students involved and maintaining a consistent meeting schedule. “We don’t really have meetings which is part of the problem,” he said. “It’s been hard. People want to get involved and help but actually getting them involved has been difficult.” Hawley introduced the idea of off-campus ambassadors, whose role would be to facilitate the flow of information between off-campus students and the on-campus president, as well as maintaining positive relationships with members of the community. “We were thinking about having neighborhood ambassadors who would go around neighborhoods introducing themselves,” he said. “They would report directly to the on-campus president.” Soler said she felt redefining the purpose of the Council could also help with the group’s current funding problems. “The focus was thought to be that it was a programming board,” she said. “But if we decide that it’s disseminating information then it’s probably something that could be taken more seriously, if this is a more legitimate need for funds.”last_img read more

Former Super Eagles striker eager to revive dwindling career

first_imgFormer Everton and Sunderland striker, Victor Anichebe, is warming up for football actions and he has decided to complete his ‘unfinished business’ in England. Anichebe,32, last played competitive football in 2017 when he moved to China to play for Beijing Enterprises. Last year, the ex-Nigeria international had a trial at League One club Doncaster Rovers which was not successful, however, he awaits the right opportunity in England after snubbing offers from abroad. Anichebe scored 26 goals with 13 assists in 204 Premier League appearances for Everton, West Bromwich Albion, and Sunderland. “I feel hungry to play but only if the right opportunity comes,” Anichebe told Sky Sports. “I am working on a lot of other things right now but if the right opportunity comes then I would definitely play. “Last year I trained with my friend Darren Moore at Doncaster. It was really good to be in and around [the team atmosphere]. “It took me about a week to get the fitness but I felt good. I am looking forward, if the right opportunity comes, to getting back into it. read also:Ayegbeni: How injuries destroyed Anichebe’s careerAdvertisement Loading… “I have had a few options to go abroad but I feel I want to play in England. I feel like I have unfinished business in England. I would prefer to stay in England for another two years. “Right now is the fittest I have ever been. We will see if a good opportunity comes and I’ll assess if I actually want to take it and we’ll go from there.” Anichebe has been actively involved in the Black Lives Matter movement which confronts racism against black people. He recently admitted the BLM march he attended in Liverpool has made him enrol for some courses, and he is now interested in buying a football club to make a statement. “I would like to go down that route of owning a team,” he added. “I do have a group of people that are quite wealthy guys and together we could come together and go down that route.” “I spoke to Tim Howard, who is part of a group that bought a club in America and they also own a club here [in the UK]. “I don’t see why we can’t all come together [as players] and buy clubs. I do think that is another way to really affect change. Instead of wanting change, we can be change ourselves. We can place ourselves in those positions.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of ChinaMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more