Congress Updates

by The Cowl Editor on March 7, 2019

Congress Updates

Margaret Mahoney ’21

Student Congress Publicity

Chuck Haberle, assistant vice president for Academic Facilities and Technology Planning, presented the calendars for the 2020-2021 and 2021- 2022 academic years to congress. 

Haberle discussed the benefits and drawbacks that accompany starting after Labor Day, in contrast to the  past several academic years, which have started before Labor Day. 

In planning the schedule, Haberle stated that the College needs to have 15 weeks of academic instruction per semester. PC currently has 14 weeks of classes and a week of exams every semester. 

Mr. Haberle discussed student interest in a longer Columbus Day break, which could be especially beneficial for freshmen, who are still adjusting to college life.  

Following this presentation, the executive board of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SANCAS) presented to congress. SANCAS is a national organization that works to foster the success of underrepresented groups in STEM. This club would be a PC chapter of the national SACNAS organization. 

The executive board emphasizes that this club would provide valuable opportunities, such as access to conferences,  and would be open to students from all majors. Student Congress will vote on this club at the next meeting.