UBike, formerly The Bike Share, provides members with bike rentals on and off campus. The program, run by the UBike club with the help of the Office of Sustainability, began in July 2017 with a grant of $17,510 and now has a surplus of $7441.18. UBike sought a two-year extension in order to mainly cover insurance and maintenance costs of the bikes with the surplus amount.
This emerging partnership fulfills the directives of the international strategy put forth by the university to become a “global intellectual hub.” The goal of the partnership is to have 200 students going abroad for research opportunities with 100 incoming to research at the U of C. The opportunities are available for a variety of students, however, it is geared towards upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, granting each participant $6,000.
On Tuesday, May 4, the 77th Student Legislative Council had their first meeting since the new councillors were elected to their positions. Swearing of oaths, appointments to vacancies and amendments to bylaws were the topics of the inaugural meeting.
“We try to be really open for everyone. That’s why we have the teaching meetings — we want people to be learning how to do new things. We just want members more than anything, people who are invested and interested are way more helpful than people who are not investing interest in even if they’re incredibly skillful.”
“The online Bookstore was affected by a security incident involving a third-party vendor,” said director of ancillary services Shane Royal in a statement. “We are working to restore this service and the university will be taking steps to notify the individuals affected by this incident.”