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CLOSING A CHAPTER t h e i n de pe n de n t s t u de n t n e w spa pe r of sy r acuse, new york t h u r sday, nov e m be r 8 , 2 01 2 Syracuse enters its final season in the Big East after a long, illustrious history in the conference SEE INSERT MEET THE CANDIDATES SA 2012 SEE PAGE 6 SU revises policies on sex abuse By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR two undergraduate students and one graduate student. Student Association and Graduate Student Association will be vetting students and sending their recommendations to the committee, Carter said. It may not be possible to have representation from every school on the committee, but Carter said it would aim to have a group with diverse backgrounds and many perspectives. Syracuse University’s Office of Human Capital Development released a new set of policies on Wednesday regarding sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse. The policies were developed with the goal of creating comprehensive rules and directions for the campus community on proper conducts and how to report suspected misconduct. The omnibus Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault Prevention Policy is replacing the previous Sexual Harassment Prevention Procedures with the hopes of better handling conduct, procedure and reporting, according to a Nov. 7 SU News release. The Joint Working Group helped develop the new policies and the Statement of Principles, which recognizes SU community members as important factors in creating a safe environment and protecting those who might potentially be vulnerable, according to the Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault Prevention Policy. The goal of the Working Group is to analyze SU’s policies and the university’s responses to allegations of misconduct. The group consists of both Board of Trustee members and university administrators, such as Kal Alston, senior vice president for human capital development, and trustee Howard Phanstiel, who serves as the chairman. Discrimination, sexual harassment and consensual relationship are described and defined in terms of the university’s standards in the policy. The policy also summarizes the proper way to file complaints, conduct investigations and report to law enforcement agencies. Specifically, there are different procedures when filing complaints or investigations against students, faculty and staff. A complaint from a non-community SEE SEARCH PAGE 8 SEE POLICIES PAGE 8 sam maller | asst. photo editor univ ersit y senat e Date set to form search committee for next chancellor By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER Syracuse University officials hope to have the search committee to select the next chancellor in place by Jan. 1, 2013. Bruce Carter, chair of University Senate’s Agenda Committee, announced the projected timeline for the search committee during Wednesday’s USen meeting held at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The committee will aim to have SU’s 12th chancellor in place within a year to a year and a half, Carter said. The Board of Trustees formally establishes the search committee, which according to university bylaws must have “appropriate representation to students, faculty, exempt staff and trustees,” after consulting with USen’s Agenda Committee on representation. Carter and Richard Thompson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, began discussion of forming the search committee in October. Carter said he expects there will be about 20 people on the committee, with about an equal representation between the Board and faculty. A letter will be sent out in the near future to the faculty inquiring about nominations for the committee, Carter said. In the past, chancellor search committees have included

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