“Having a set of seats for both First-Year Generation students and Monserrat students will give the ability to students to feel empowered and see the resources [their representation in the SA] present around BC,” said Ignacio Fletcher, MCAS ’20.
“We need to start using conservative students as the basis for some of our activism, not all of it, but enough to assure such students that we do in fact represent them as the Undergraduate Government of Boston College,” said James Noyes, CSOM ’19.
After an impeachment resolution was sponsored against him for a Facebook post, Steve DiPietro resigned from UGBC, and Matt Batsinelas joined him in solidarity against what they claim to be a Student Assembly intolerant of differing viewpoints.
“This past [Saturday], a few senators sent out a resolution to the Student Assembly that brought forward articles of impeachment against Former Senator Stephen DiPietro who was Former Director of the Mental Health Committee,” the statement read.
This resolution would amend current UGBC standing rules by allowing senators to motion to extend meetings by however long they deem necessary to conclude a discussion on an issue at hand.
“I thought the election could go either way right up until the last moment because of how committed and passionate both teams were,” Piercey said.
“There will be no meeting for any impeachment, as I and a fellow senator have already resigned due to the actions of UGBC over the past few days,” said Steve DiPietro, MCAS ’19.
“Boston College has a socially conservative and Roman Catholic identity, which only contributes to a culture of anti-queerness, which can exacerbate this problem,” said Hugh McMahon, UGBC Senator and MCAS ’20.
The Elections Committee is hosting a debate on diversity and inclusion on Tuesday evening, as well as a final debate on Feb. 11.