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Last Wednesday, the StudentAdministrative Council (SAC) had its ﬁrst weekly meeting of the year. In attendance atthese meetings are the various SAC counselors,and the SAC executive.
is week, accordingto Brian Crouse, VP Academic on the SAC,the items on the agenda were primarily basic“house-keeping.” Issues of note included theAcademic Renewal process, and the federalelection, both of which will be discussed atfuture meetings. Next week, Dan Wortman,VP Finance, will be reporting on the yearly audit of the SAC budget.
e weekly SACmeetings are open to all students of MountAllison. When asked if students often comeout to meetings, Crouse says no, “but we’redeﬁnitely going to try to push the idea thatthese are open meetings, and people cancome any time and play an equal role in themeetings – the only di
erence is they can’t vote. We would love for people to come.” Soif you are interested in where your SAC feesare going, or how the SAC works in general,drop by the SAC o
ce Wednesday nights at7 pm.It was all ﬂags and applications as the ﬁrstever Mount Allison International Exchangeand Study Abroad Mini Fair kicked o
this past Tuesday in Crabtree auditorium. It was a nightﬁlled with information as students ﬂocked tothe auditorium to hear about the many di
erentprospects for exchange and the applicationprocess. It was a chance to go international in just a few moments and still gain enough insightto engage students’ interest.
e evening began with the crowd ﬂoodinginto the auditorium to hear newly assignedManager of International A
airs, AdamChristie, introduce the concept of the fair. He viewed it as a way to bring things together, andallow the students to gain an idea of what Mt. Ahas to o
er in the International department.“It is a great chance for students to see the variety. It used to be that students had to go toseparate info sessions on each program, but now it is easier for them to create a broader focus,”said Christie.After the main introduction, students heardfrom Jocelyn Ollerhead who gave a quick overview of the application process. Students were then given the chance to browse themany tables set up around the foyer. Withover 20 countries and 60 exchange and study abroad opportunities the foyer was abuzz withinternational spice. From the Norway andDenmark table to the Strasbourg (France) tableand then over to Mid-Sweden and India studentshad the choice to explore all the options.
e tables were equipped with brochures, andpast and present exchange students from bothMt. A and other universities.
e exchangecoordinators, the professors that serve as liaisons, were also present, acting as an information bank to help students with the exchange and study abroad process. Students had the opportunity toask all their questions, gather information andlearn more about international prospects. VP,International and Student A
airs, Ron Byrne was quick to note that he strongly supports theinternational program and feels that it is “a life
How to go International at MTA
Mini fair informed students on the exchange and study abroad programs
changing opportunity that we wish each studentcan in someway experience”.Although the fair was a means of bringing allof Mount Allison’s international opportunitiestogether and informing students, it is not the only way to get information. For students that wereunable to attend the fair, or simply did not know about it, there are still opportunities. First, theinternational website, which o
ers frequently asked questions, ﬁnancial information,fellowships, coordinators, application formsand a run down on all of the programs. As well,there is the new International Centre, locatedon the second ﬂoor of the Wallace-McCainStudent Centre. Built to bring more focus andorganization to the international program,the centre is a great resource for all students.Not only does it o
er a quick and easy way toget information on all that Mt. A has to o
erinternationally, it also o
ers a chance to have aninternational experience right on campus in theInternational Lounge, where anyone can go.
ecentre is also planning to provide internationalnews publications.All in all, the night seemed to be a hugesuccess. It introduced students not only to thenumerous opportunities to go international atMt. A, but it also introduced them to the key players. Among them were Christie, who alsoserves as MASSIE coordinator, and PronotiMajithia, International Advisor.
e mini fairgave students a chance to broaden their horizonsand think about venturing abroad.
A poster outside of the International Centre showcasing the many areas of the worldwhere Mt. A students have the opportunity to study abroad. The International Centre islocated on the second ﬂoor of the new Student Centre.
e happenings of student politics
On homecoming weekend, two individualsbared it all at the football game.
ese streakersare now facing the prospect of a hearing in judicial, and a $100 ﬁne for public indecency.Paul Rasbach, Chief of Campus Police,explained that the school’s code of conductcalls for the security at Mt. A to enforce rulesconcerning gross indecency/obsenity.“[G]enerally, the guideline for it is a $100ﬁne,” said Rasbach.In the case of the two streakers at homecoming,the campus police typed up a report on the eventand a recommendation for the charges, and sentit to Rob MacCormack, the Director of Security at Mt. A. Rasbach explained that the reportshould then be forwarded to the acting Dean of Students - although he is unsure of who it willbe this year - and the o
ender should head toUniversity Judicial to make a plea.If the student pleads guilty, he explained, they simply need to talk to the Dean of Students, pay the ﬁne, and go on with their life. However,it takes time for the report to go through thenecessary hands.“
ese things take a week or two,” saidRasbach.One of the streakers, Taggart
omson, hasheard no o
cial word by mail or email on beingcharged, ﬁned, or having to go to judicial.“I didn’t formally get caught by a security guard when I did it. [...] I wasn’t formally spokento by a security guard either,” said
omson,explaining that he found out about the possibility of a ﬁne when he ran into a security guard at thepub.“As it stands right now, I’ve received norepercussions, but I’m expecting an $100 ﬁne inthe mail.”He isn’t happy about the prospect of a ﬁne,but admits that “it could be a lot worse.”
omson will be remembered by students asthe streaker running across the ﬁeld during gametime wearing moon boots, which he admits wasa di
cult endeavour.“I practiced running in them before and they kept breaking,” he explained.
omson received the moon boots forChristmas as joke gift from his uncle, and“thought it would be pretty funny to streak inthem.” Without them, he probably wouldn’thave ran naked across the ﬁeld, he explained.Furthermore, he was initially undecided asto whether or not he would streak during thegame, but when the time came, he forgot about amask, leading to his identiﬁcation through wordof mouth.Head Coach of the football team, Kelly Je
rey, explained that the interruption of gameplay had no adverse e
ect on the team.“I don’t think anyone on the ﬁeld gives it asecond thought,” he said.Still, he mentioned that “[usually] the streakerpicks a moment when game play has been halted,it’s streaker etiquette.”
Homecoming streakers facepossibility of University Judicial, ﬁne