This week, our community lost a beloved member with the tragic passing of Annalise Curtis ’18, a talented person who had a wide-reaching impact on the Hill and beyond. Annalise was passionate in promoting the welfare of those around her, both as a politically-engaged student and as a highly-accomplished campus leader. The Hamilton community will cherish and remember her kindness and generosity.
When I ran for Student Assembly President at the end of last semester, my running mates and I pushed a platform of diversity and inclusion. This platform aimed to lead the campus in taking concrete steps toward positive social change, together. We’ve kept our focus on this goal in SA all semester.
NPR published an article by Amy Held this past Saturday entitled “Indiana University Bars Applicants With Sexual Violence History From Competition.” In this piece, Held details Indiana University’s new policy, designed by Athletic Director Fred Glass, which prohibits perpetrators of sexual violence from competing in athletics at Indiana and requires coaches to perform thorough background checks on prospective student athletes at Indiana U.
This summer I will be going back to Nobleboro, Maine to be a counselor at Camp Kieve, a three-and-a-half week wilderness tripping camp for boys and a place where I spent six years as a camper. It will be my second summer as a counselor and, following last year’s hijinks, adventures and numerous “full sends,” I am quite excited to return.