Conor McCormick, MCAS ’22 and Nick Claudio, MCAS ’22, are planning to shake things up as the new co-directors for the Undergraduate Government of BC’s Council for Students with Disabilities.
The budget for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College is set at $329,138 for the 2018-19 year, a $1,162 increase over the 2017-18 budget. The main goals for this year’s budget are to allocate and spend money more efficiently and reach as many students as possible during UGBC events, according to Annika Li, vice president of financial affairs for UGBC and CSOM ’19.
“Overall, it’s good to see that Reed is living up to what he says with not having representation on his team, but making sure it’s shown through his VPs,” said Taraun Frontis, CSOM ’19.
CSD is working to improve Eagle Escort and make class syllabi available to students earlier in the year.
“It can be easy to forget how students with disabilities are affected on campus, and the Council for Students with Disabilities does Boston College a service in ensuring that the issue is not forgotten.”
The federal and state governments are now investigating Boston College for potentially violating laws regarding accessibility.
Last month, UGBC established the Council for Students with Disabilities to plan initiatives and events that will raise visibility and help to foster change.