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Committee on Academic and Related Affairs

Specific Charges for 2020-2021

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws.

  • Review and comment on current issues pertaining to Title IX.
  • Assess the University’s need-blind admissions policy as well as its other initiatives for first-generation, low-income (FGLI) and middle to lower-middle income students, including the financial impact of the second-year housing and potential meal plan requirements, the ongoing progress of Penn First Plus programs, and the needs of specific populations, such as STEM and international students.

Committee Members


  • Julie Fairman (fall)
  • Kris Laudanski (spring)


  • Leo Charney


  • Jessie Burns


  • Montserrat Anguera
  • Nancy Hirschmann
  • Jessa Lingel
  • Janice Madden
  • Dan Raff

Graduate/Professional Students

  • Pascal Rathle
  • Christian Tabedzki

Undergraduate Students

  • Deborah Olatunji
  • Kevin Zhao


  • Lucia Dinapoli
  • Rashmi Kumar


  • Elisabeth Colella
  • Donna Crawley