UJC selects Kimble as chair

Brickfield, Hardy take vice-chair roles, last vice-chair role unfilled

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The incoming University Judiciary Committee selected third-year College student Timothy Kimble (left) as Chair, second-year Law student Sam Brickfield (top right) as vice-chair for sanctions and third-year Batten student Shanice Hardy (middle right) as vice-chair for trials Sunday night. The Committee did not fill the vice-chair for first-years position.



“[Support officers] got involved to do that specific purpose,” Brickfield said. “You have to be the one who tells students there are consequences for your actions.”

The incoming University Judiciary Committee selected third-year College student Timothy Kimble as Chair, second-year Law student Sam Brickfield as vice-chair for sanctions and third-year Batten student Shanice Hardy as vice-chair for trials Sunday night. The Committee did not fill the vice-chair for first-years position.

Kimble said he was not concerned about the inability to fill the third vice-chair role and thought the uncontested chair race reflected the inexperience of many Committee members.

“I know that the incoming Committee has a lot of new representatives on it,” Kimble said. “I happen to be one of those people who was more experienced.”

Outgoing UJC Chair David Ensey, a fourth-year Engineering student, said the Committee did not need to fill the first-year vice-chair position until the fall.

Brickfield said many current support officers were comfortable in their support officer role and did not want to transfer to the judge position.

“[Support officers] got involved to do that specific purpose,” Brickfield said. “You have to be the one who tells students there are consequences for your actions.”

Ensey said the University Board of Elections did not provide good information about how to run for UJC positions, and UJC should have also encouraged more people to run in order to avoid empty positions.

“The filling of the first-year vice-chair position is something that sprung from the low number of committee positions that were filled out of the UBE election cycle,” Ensey said. “I think this year we did not engage the schools as effectively as we could have in educating on what it means to be a UJC member.”

Kimble said the incoming Committee was still working to solidify its agenda, but that he hoped to encourage additional outreach. Kimble currently serves as UJC’s senior educator.

“I always think that better interacting with the student body is something that we will always be able to work on,” Kimble said. “That could mean having mock trials at graduate schools, that could mean partnering with different organizations whose missions overlap with UJC’s.”

Brickfield said he hoped to expand the community service organizations UJC partners with when it gives out sanctions, since some of the current groups require particularly punitive service.

“Maybe looking at some community service for students who have done something wrong and are pretty aware of it … but maybe they can get something positive out of it for themselves,” Brickfield said.

Hardy said she preferred not to discuss her goals for the coming term.


Published March 23, 2014 in FP test, News





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