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ASG to consider redistricting, Richman resolutions at Senate

Associated Student Government senators tonight will vote on two resolutions introduced last week that discuss Evanston’s redistricting plans and honor the life of a Northwestern student who died in August.

One resolution, submitted by ASG External Relations Chairwoman Jane Lee, calls for student attendance at an Oct. 20 public hearing where aldermen will consider voting ward redistricting proposals.

Lee worked on drafting a map that avoids splitting the on-campus student voting population — as other maps do — by keeping those students in the First and Seventh wards but moving much of downtown into the Fourth Ward.

Jenny Kim, senator for Elder, said she supports Lee’s hope to send a message to the council.

“I think it’s very important to show that this is not a joke and is a serious issue,” said Kim, a Weinberg freshman.

The Senate will also hear a resolution honoring the life of Jonah Richman, who would have been a Medill sophomore. Richman drowned in August in upstate New York after trying to save his friend from river rapids. The resolution was postponed from last week because Richman’s friend wanted to speak at the meeting but could not do so until tonight.

If was unclear Tuesday night whether a bill asking NU to find ways to preserve the Frances Willard party would be ready to present at the meeting.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Northwestern Room in Norris University Center and is open to the entire NU community.

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