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Alcohol Policy Gets a Nip / Tuck, To Student Disapproval

A committee has been working to revamp the College’s Alcohol Policy over the past semester in an attempt to make improvements, and the changes were officially announced prior to Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting.  A packed house (of about 30 people total…hey, the Emeritus Chamber isn’t big) of Senators and concerned students showed up to the meeting to discuss certain aspects of the new policy.

There are three major changes being proposed for the Marietta College Alcohol Policy:

  • Section H will still allow for students of age to have 12 cans or bottles of beer (empty or full), as long as they are 12 ounces or less.  Or, you can still have a 750 ml bottle of wine.  The new wrinkle is that beer would not be allowed to be stronger than 5.5% alcohol.  There is not a similar restriction on wine.
  • Section O will require all social functions and campus dorm rooms to cease serving or consuming alcohol at Midnight on Sundays through Thursdays, and at 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The table of automatic sanctions is gone, now replaced by a tiered system.  Tier One offenses are the low-end, while Tier Three are high-end offenses.  There are also two additional lists of sanctions (both social and educational) that can be divvied out as deemed necessary.

The full policy can be read below.  Changes are in red font.

Marietta College Alcohol Proposed Policy Changes


While the Faculty Council has already voted to approve the changes, Student Senate has made several recommendations to Vice President of Student Life Dr. Robert Pastoor and the Alcohol Policy Committee.  Dr. Pastoor can choose to make changes to the proposed policy, or choose to leave the document the same and have Student Senate vote on the document as-is.  If changes are made based on Student Senate’s recommendations, the Faculty Council would then have to re-vote on the policy.

The recommendations from Student Senate are as follows:

  • Striking Section O from the policy so that there are no restrictions on when students of age can choose to consume alcohol
  • Amending Section H so that students can have beers with up to 10% alcohol per volume.  The policy, if left unchanged, would have made many craft brews illegal to drink on campus.
  • Striking an educational sanction that would have required students (if given the sanction) to shadow a Resident Assistant on a Friday or Saturday night.  Senators saw the move as more of a burden to the RA than a punishment to the student.

Student Senate will receive a final proposal prior to their next meeting on Wednesday, April 20th.  If you have any comments or concerns, you can come to the meeting at 7 PM in the Emeritus Chamber, or speak with your Class Representative or Organization Representative.

It is expected that a vote will happen at this meeting.  If passed it is not clear as to when the policy will take effect.

What are your thoughts on the proposed alcohol policy?

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Posted by    Date: Friday, April 15, 2011

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Student Speak Out Spring 2011

Hello everybody, it’s time for Student Speak Out again.  No stream this time due to unforeseen circumstances, which means we are going old school!  Refresh this page to see updates on questions asked and responses.  If you have a question, tweet at us at or ask us on Facebook at!

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Student Speak Out Video Now Available

We’ll have the recap of all the major discussions sometime tomorrow, but for now, here’s the video.  Thanks to Dave Hood and Terry Plant for spearheading WCMO-15’s live stream of the event, with help from Allison Holton, Liz Frank, and Jackie Hartle.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Speak Out: Panel Members Announced

Student Speak Out is tonight in the McDonough Auditorium starting at 7 PM.  Writing on the Mall will have full coverage, thanks to support from WCMO-15, Marietta College’s student-run television station.  We’ll have our usual live blog up tonight, but we will be supplanting that with streaming video from WCMO-15.  If you can’t make it, but would like your questions asked tonight, leave a comment to this article with your question.

The list of panel members has been announced, and they include:

Jean Scott

Provost and Dean of the College
Dr. Rita Kipp

VP of Administration and Finance
Dan Bryant

Director of Student Financial Services
Kevin Lamb

Director of Dining Services
Belinda Swartz

Vice President of Student Life
Dr. Bob Pastoor

Assistant Director of Student Activities and Greek Life
Jacob Tidwell

Director of Residence Life
Bruce Peterson

Chief of Campus Police
Tom Saccenti

Director of Athletics
Larry Hiser

Director of Physical Plant
Fred Smith

Chief Information Officer Administrative Computing
John Davis

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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WATCH: Student Senate Presidential Debate Videos

All three videos from last night’s Student Senate Presidential Election Debate are online, so enjoy the videos below or on YouTube.

Candidates Dave Hood and Josh Maxwell answered questions in the Kremer Amphitheater, along with Vice President and Treasurer candidates.

Remember that you can vote tonight from 5 to 7 PM in front of Gilman dining hall, or tomorrow from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 to 7 PM.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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WATCH: Video of Student Senate VP Debate

Student Senate Elections are TODAY and TOMORROW from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM in front of Gilman Dining Hall. Make sure your voice is heard, and VOTE!

Watch Vice President Candidates Ryan Ellis and Ryan Nolan discuss the issues at last night’s Student Senate Candidates Event.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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BREAKING: Defaced Student Senate Candidate Posters Appear On Campus

As I walked through Upper Gilman today, I noticed that two posters for Student Senate Officer Candidates had been defaced.  Here are images of the two posters.

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A poster for the Dave Hood campaign had been defaced by someone crossing off his name, then writing “Maxwell = Maximum Experience” and “By Voting Maxwell” in pencil.  Also, a poster for Sarah Campfield had been defaced, with somebody writing “But Her Grammar Doesn’t.”

Dave Hood and Josh Maxwell, both Juniors, are running for President of Student Senate, while Sarah Campfield is running against Chandler Wittel, the current Treasurer.

A poster for Josh Maxwell that was located in the same area had not been defaced.

The posters were removed immediately.

If you see any other defaced posters on campus, please let us know at Writing on the Mall by e-mailing

Writing on the Mall has sent e-mails to Megan Moore, Judicial Chair of Student Senate, and the four candidates for their responses to the situation.  Stay tuned to Writing on the Mall for further news and the response of the affected candidates on the issue.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, April 5, 2010

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Fake Senior Week Flyer Prompts Student Senate Response

Now, I’ll be honest.  I was going for the win today with the Marcolian Purchases Writing on the Mall story line that played out today (it was a joint April Fool’s day joke…the Facebook and Twitter feeds posted articles from the Marcolian, and the website bounced you directly to the Marcolian website.  I hope you guys enjoyed it.  Special thanks to Alison Matas and the Marcolian for letting me play the prank.  I hope their page visits shot through the roof), but there may be somebody that beat me today :-(.

Enter the Fake Senior Week Event List (click for full size).


I added the watermark on there since I’m publishing it.  This is NOT something we put out, don’t worry.

However, the flyer did cause enough commotion to require an e-mail from Student Senate President Kyle Thauvette:

Students, Faculty, and Staff:

There have been a few concerns regarding a Senior Week flyer that
contains misleading information. The flyer in question has a clipart
picture of a graduation cap and lists events for senior week that
include  Hobo Train Ride, and Degree Auction.While the date for the
start of Senior Week, as well as the web address to register for the
events is correct, this was not a publication distributed, or approved
by Student Senate. Senior week in an opportunity for graduating seniors
to enjoy their last days at Marietta College and make more memories with
their classmates. Student Senate encourages all seniors to register for
senior week. If you happen to come across any of these false flyers,
please disregard them. Thank you for your time, and enjoy the weekend!


Kyle Thauvette
Student Senate President

Of Course, the actual list of senior week events is much less controversial, or at least from the college’s perspective.  You can find the whole list of actual 2010 Senior Week events, and how to register, at the Student Senate website.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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LIVE: Student Speak Out 2009

Writing on the Mall is LIVE from Student Speak Out 2009.  We’ll be live blogging from the event, and updating Twitter @WriteOnTheMall.  Refresh this post to see new updates.  Photos and video will be posted later this week.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Student Speak Out is Tomorrow Night

Just a reminder that the Student Speak Out is tomorrow night at 7 PM in the McDonough Auditorium.  If you have a concern, most of the college’s administrators will be there to try to help fix your problem, or at least hear your complaint.  There are more than 80 people that say they’re coming, according to their Facebook group.

If you have a problem that needs addressed but can’t be there, just comment on this post, our Facebook, or our Twitter, and we will ask it for you.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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