Revisions made to regulations in duLac

first_img Other major changes included relaxing restrictions on where students can host tailgates, clarifying the University’s policies on holding disciplinary records and making the formatting easier to read, said Nick Ruof, student government chief of staff. “This revision is the result of an unparalleled level of collaboration between so many at the University,” Coughlin said. “Over the three-year process, many students, faculty and administrators had a hand in the work.” Many of the changes adopted were part of nine recommendations made by the CLC last year.  The revisions were made after a three-year review process, which began under former vice president for student affairs Fr. Mark Poorman, was finalized this summer under his successor, Fr. Tom Doyle.  Rouf said he and other student government administrators were excited about some of the changes, specifically those defining what constitutes sexual assault and defining University sanctions. “This policy is very much in line with what many other colleges and universities do in terms of student disciplinary records,” Coughlin said. “Where is it written?” he said. “They didn’t add any medical amnesty clause.” “They clarified a lot of things and made it more user-friendly,” he said. While Rouf was happy with some of the changes, he said many students expressed concern that no clause strictly stated that students would receive amnesty from any sanctions for helping a friend who in danger. A section on medical amnesty was one of the nine recommendations made by CLC.  “If somebody gets in trouble because they’re helping someone out or they call the police, can that be taken into consideration?” he said. The process involved input from the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP), the Campus Life Council (CLC), student government and rectors. While a clause making reference to the University’s policies concerning holding disciplinary records was added, it only states that the University will maintain most disciplinary records for seven years and only not create a disciplinary record when a student is issued a verbal or written warning.  However, Rouf said he would like to see a section in duLac that clearly defines medical amnesty, rather than the vague language currently seen in the handbook.center_img Coughlin said ORLH always has and will continue to “take into consideration the circumstances surrounding a violation and the impact the misconduct had on the community as a whole, as well as on those directly involved in the incident, when making decisions about individual situations.” However, Rouf said the current policy punished students with minor violations by exposing them to scrutiny from potential employers and graduate schools. The handbook is routinely updated with minor changes every year and undergoes a major revision process every five to eight years as part of standard University procedure, Coughlin said. “Both men provided strong leadership to the entire team that worked on the three-year project,” said Brian Coughlin, assistant vice president for student affairs. “Having so many campus stakeholders involved and the fact that it was a team approach throughout the three-year project made implementing changes easier.” The CLC made no recommendations concerning a clause regarding disciplinary records. Rouf said he would like to “push this topic for a bigger discussion.” The University’s student handbook, duLac, was revised this summer, with clauses clearly defining sexual consent and the Office of Residential Life and Housing’s (ORLH) sanctions added while a proposed section defining medical amnesty was not adopted. “This subcommittee’s recommendations were based on input from students, faculty and administrators as well as bench-marking with other colleges and universities,” he said. “Having clearer definitions about what constitutes sexual assault was one of the clear goals of the new policy, both as a way to educate the campus community and prevent sexual assault as well as address these incidents when they happen.” “It’s a big concern with kids going to medical school and stuff like that because if they get in trouble, the University has to notify the medical school they’re applying to,” he said. “It’s so cutthroat that any little thing a medical school can find to not accept you, they’ll do it.” “They finally listed out sanctions — what the Office of Residential Life can do to somebody,” he said. Coughlin said defining sexual assault was one of the clear goals of this round of revisions.last_img read more

Shakib again makes it Bangladesh’s day

first_imgDHAKA, (Reuters) – Shakib Al Hasan lit up his 50th Test with all-round brilliance to help Bangladesh claim a handy first-innings lead over a listless Australia in the second Test yesterday.A day after rescuing Bangladesh from a top-order collapse with the bat, the left-arm spinner claimed 5-68 to help dismiss Australia for 217 and justify his status as he world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder.Having claimed a 43 run first-innings lead on a viciously turning track, Bangladesh further consolidated their position and were 45-1 at the close on the second day.Soumya Sarkar threw his wicket away after scoring 15 but Tamim Iqbal was batting on 30 with nightwatchman Taijul Islam yet to open his account.Bangladesh stretched their overall lead to 88 runs and Australia will have the unenviable task of batting in the fourth innings on a fast-deteriorating track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Resuming on a precarious 18-3, the tourists soon lost captain Steve Smith, their best batsman.Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, who took 12 wickets at the same venue to inspire Bangladesh’s first Test win over England last year, struck in his second over, sneaking one through the gate to dismiss Smith for eight.Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb were subjected to a trial by spin with Mehidy (3-62) and Shakib hunting in tandem but the duo added 69 runs for the fifth wicket to halt the slide.With the partnership blooming, however, Taijul trapped Handscomb lbw for 33 with a ball that kept slightly low, as it often did on a track offering variable bounce and prodigious turn.Opener Renshaw soon joined him in the pavilion for 45, edging Shakib to slip.Matthew Wade fell lbw for five to Mehidy and Shakib got Glenn Maxwell stumped for 23.Ashton Agar made 41 and Pat Cummins contributed 25, adding 49 runs for the ninth wicket in a defiant stand to lend a touch of respectability to the Australian total. BANGLADESH 1st innings 260 (S. Al Hasan 84, T. Iqbal 71)AUSTRALIA 1st innings (o/n: 18-3)D. Warner lbw b M. Hasan 8M. Renshaw c Sarkar b Al Hasan 45U. Khawaja run-out (Rahim, Sarkar) 1N. Lyon lbw b Al Hasan 0S. Smith b M. Hasan 8P. Handscomb lbw b T. Islam 33G. Maxwell stp. Rahim b Al Hasan 23 . Wade b M. Hasan 5A. Agar not out 41P. Cummins b Al Hasan 25J. Hazlewood c Kayes b Al Hasan 5Extras: (b-15, lb-3, w-5) 23Total: (all out, 74.5 overs) 217Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-14 U., 3-14, 4-33, 5-102, 6-117, 7-124, 8-144, 9-193.Bowling: Shafiul Islam 6-0-21-0, Mehidy Hasan 26-6-62-3, Al Hasan 25.5-7-68-5, Taijul Islam 8-1-32-1, Mustafizur Rahman 8 -3-13-0 (w-1), Nasir Hossain 1-0-3-0BANGLADESH 2nd inningsTamim Iqbal not out 30Soumya Sarkar c Khawaja b Agar 15Taijul Islam not out 0Extras: 0Total: (for 1 wickets, 22 overs) 45Fall of wickets: 1-43.Bowling: J. Hazlewood 3-1-3-0, P. Cummins 2 0-5–0, N. Lyon 9-3-11-0, G. Maxwell 3-0-17-0, A. Agar 5-0-9-1.last_img read more