News You Might Have Missed: Week 10

An SGM, an election, and Wellbeing Week.

Week 10 is over, and the fluff has started falling. If you’ve been too busy watching lectures at 1.5 speed, here’s the news you might have missed.

ANUSA

ANUSA held a Special General Meeting to discuss changes to the Standing Orders. A number of the controversial proposals were changed or withdrawn, but the bulk of them passed. 

The Off-Campus Collective held its first meeting on Friday. The Collective was formed through a motion at SRC 7, and aims to represent the interests of off-campus students and organise events for them.

Campus

The fluff has started falling. According to ANU legend, the fluff falling from poplar trees around campus is a sign that students should be studying for their end of Semester exams.

This week was Wellbeing Week. Events included talks from counsellors, a plant potting session, and a Mental Health Day panel with a number of ANU staff.

Other events on campus this week included a talk by Julian Burnside AO QC on refugees, hosted by Law Students for Refugees; a Learning Communities panel discussion on the geopolitics of cybersecurity; and a talk by Margaret Thornton on privatising universities, part of ANUSA’s Education Series.

Clubs

Club delegates elected the 2020 Clubs Council Executive. Current Community Officer Ebe Ganon will be Chair. There are six casual vacancies to be filled.

The annual Clubs Ball was held on Thursday at Parliament House. Awards were given out at the event, with Bec Walmsley winning Volunteer of the Year and the Engineering Students’ Association winning Best Club Overall.

The ANU team, MTAA Super Sol Invictus, began the World Solar Challenge race today. The Challenge involves each team building a solar-powered car and racing from Darwin to Adelaide.

Halls of Residence

Burton and Garran hall was announced as the overall winner of Inward Bound. B&G also won the Bill Packard trophy for Division 1.

 

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