Russell Simons and Meredith McCaffrey had entered the race together only after McCaffrey’s previous running mate dropped out of the race , and Simons, who had worked on McCaffrey’s old campaign, took center stage as a candidate.
Achampong and King had to redo their interview process for vice presidential applicants because the first round didn’t meet the requirements of the UGBC constitution.
The vote was 12-8 against as some members of the SA questioned the pick’s knowledge of the position.
The recommendations came out of a semester- long effort by the Environmental Committee of UGBC in conjunction with the Environmental Caucus.
A resolution had been passed two years earlier calling for the same action as Frazier’s resolutions—for “gender identity” and “gender expression” to be included in BC’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.
The Faculty for Justice have endorsed a list of proposals initially compiled by the Undergraduate Government of BC, which pushed for a revamped free expression policy on campus. This list was discussed at the event.
“For me, I’m black and queer, but I have to choose one,” Taraun Frontis, CSOM ’19, said.
The poster was attributed to “BC Bathroom Access,” and features a link to the group’s website. The website says the group will release fliers each week in April.
Lean On Me is currently operating at the University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Achampong and King have support from all sides to push harder on free speech and make headway for student rights that have been missing in the past.”