The Boiling Point

COMMUNITY: Elections for grade-level committee reps are set for Sept. 29.

Something old: JC elections will be conducted same way as last spring – on Zoom

September 27, 2020

At a time when everything seems new, elections for Just Community grade-level representatives, set for Tuesday, are planned to be like last spring’s offi...

ELECTED: Rabbi Lieberman is the first person elected by the faculty and staff to represent them in a Just Community position in at least 10 years.

Rabbi Lieberman elected faculty representative to new Judicial Review Subcommittee

May 21, 2020

Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Abraham Liberman was elected to be the first faculty member on the new Judicial Review Subcommittee and will serve for the remainde...

REVIVED: An original of the preamble to the Just Community constitution, signed by students and staff in 2002, dominated the second-floor hallway Thursday, day 39 of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Proponents said changes would bring the constitution into line with what school is like now, and also help more proposals be enacted.


May 14, 2020

UPDATED MAY 16: After a year of discussion, deliberation, meetings and last-minute revisions, members of the Just Community voted overwhelmingly today...

BALLOT: Online voting on a multi-part amendment to the Just Community constitution is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.

Voting has opened, Constitution must earn majority in at least three grades to pass

May 14, 2020

Today’s vote on the amended Just Community constitution will have to pass with a two-thirds majority, and also three of four grades will need to pass...

BROADER: Framers of the new constitution proposal this week changed the membership of the Judicial Review Subcommittee they are proposing. Along with the Head of School, it now includes leaders of Fairness and Agenda and an elected faculty representative, instead of just Fairness co-chairs and the Fairness Adviser.

Constitution vote, set for Friday, may turn on whether new document gives students more or less influence than original

May 13, 2020

After weeks of debate over whether a newly proposed constitution would give students more or less power than they have now, the Shalhevet community is sch...

<span>WINNER: </span><span>A virtual poster for Kate Orlanski, newly elected Agenda chair, included her campaign motto -- “Bottom up” -- in Aramaic. The phrase </span><em><span style=itaruta dilatata refers to effort coming upward from the ground." />

In historically uncontested election, vice-chair and secretary winners make news

May 7, 2020

Sophomore Jack Sanders was elected vice chair of Agenda and sophomore Liad Machmali was elected SAC Vice Chair in this year’s Just Community Electio...

BROADCAST: Snapshots of candidate videos were posted by school officials on Instagram Tuesday. The videos were required by the Fairness Committee, and for most candidates that was their entire campaign.

Just Community election campaign moves online, but not everybody follows

May 7, 2020

Seventeen candidates are running in Thursday’s election for Just Community offices, but some campaigned much more than others during the official postin...

LIVE: Agenda Chair David Edwards led a discussion on proposals at Town Hall in the gym Feb. 4. It turned out to be one of the last times that the entire Shalhevet community gathered in person this year.

Candidates to lead Agenda, Fairness and SAC next year all running unopposed

April 27, 2020

All the juniors who are running in next month’s Just Community election are running unopposed for the upcoming school year, meaning that leadership p...

CROWDED: Students locked out of classrooms filled hallways during lunch Feb. 28.  Complaints included no place to sit and difficulty concentrating and socializing due to a high noise level in the halls.

Week of locked doors brings clean classrooms, loud hallways

March 3, 2020

After a week of being asked to close doors during non-class periods, teachers pronounced the anti-vandalism policy instigated by the Fairness Committee a suc...

REVISE: Fairness Co-Chair Evan Rubel, senior Sabrina Jahan and Agenda Chair David Edwards shared a light moment at a meeting on proposed updates to the constitution.  Considered the start of an ongoing constitutional convention, the meeting took place Nov. 20 in room 304.

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

December 17, 2019

After being talked about by Agenda committees and chair candidates since 2016, a proposed rewriting of Shalhevet’s constitution was finally begun on...

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