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Deputy Editor-in-Chief Applications Now Open

Do you enjoy Classics, writing, editing, and academic journals in general? You might be the perfect fit for the role of Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Plebeian Volume VIII!

The Deputy Editor-in-Chiefs role includes:

• Serving as the second-in-command, backup Chief
• Advise on design, deadlines, and meetings
• Hiring Associate Editors, and assisting with replacements
• Reading and ranking of all paper submissions
• Giving input on editorial decisions presented to the Editing Team
• Editing two papers with a partnered Editing Team member
• Observing deadlines for returning drafts to Submitters
• Meeting with the authors of the two assigned papers at least once

If you think this position is a good fit for you, please fill out the application below and submit it along with a 1500-2500 writing sample to classu.plebeian@gmail.com by October 4th at 4:00 pm EST. For more information check the Plebeian section of our website.

Join our 2021-2022 Team!

CLASSU is holding our annual Fall election online on Thursday, September 30th, and we are looking for 6 new senators to join our team!!

The nominations process is open now. Forms are linked below. Candidates are no longer required to fulfill the signature requirement. To run for Senate, simply fill out the form with your personal information. Email in this form alongside your ACORN schedule to classu.cro@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 29th. Candidates that have successfully met this requirement will be contacted with further information about the elections process.

Candidates are encouraged to send a brief one to one and a half minute video speech to introduce themselves and their platform to classicsstudentsunion@gmail.com. Please send a transcript of the video. Text speeches will also be accepted and circulated.

If you have questions, please email us at classicsstudentsunion@gmail.com. Information regarding election procedures can be found on our Constitution page, in Article VII.

Positions are open to any students taking at least ONE Department of Classics half-course (0.5 FCE) or more or are enrolled in at least one Department Subject POSt, in 2020-21. This includes first years. NOTE: you must be a full-time student (or paying the ASSU fee) in order to run. All elected senators will serve until April 2021.

Once elected Senators will have the opportunity to run for one, but no more than one, of the following portfolio positions:

  • Secretary
  • First-Year Representative
  • Second-Year Representative

More information on the positions can be found in the Constitution.

Please email classu.cro@gmail.com or classu@utoronto.ca for any questions or concerns.

Editor-in-Chief Applications for Plebeian Vol. VIII Now Available!

Do you feel as though you possess the necessary editing and leadership skills to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for Plebeian (Vol.VIII)? If so, apply for the 2021- 2022 year.

The EIC’s role includes:

• Oversight over the entire publication process of Plebeian
• Setting timelines for editor applications, paper submissions, and drafts
• Hiring Editors and running meetings with the Editing Team
• Reading and ranking of all paper submissions
• Checking over the quality of edits made by individual editing pairs to ensure proper quality
• Settling disputes, and, if necessary appointing replacements
• Design, layout, and formatting of the journal
• Delivery of the final product to the Senate
• Copy editing
• Promoting and advertising the calls for papers and editors in conjunction with the Senate

If you believe this to be a good fit for you, please fill out the application below and submit it to classu.plebeian@gmail.com by TUESDAY JUNE 1st, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Assembly of the Plebs 2021

Assembly of the Plebs 2021 will be hosted on March 19th, 2021 via Zoom! The event will begin at 10:20 am EDT, and end at 3 pm EDT. Join us at this link: bit.ly/plebs2021 on the day of for some incredibly interesting talks from our authors!

Schedule:

  • 10:20 Opening Remarks
  • 10:30 John Liao (he/him), Ἐπιθυμῶ κἂν τραύματος: Agency as Conceit in Philostratus’ Erotic Letters 
  • 11:00 Angelli McGuigan (she/they), Finding Identity Through Sport
  • 11:30 Erika Sakaguchi (she/her), Dido Exchanged: Compulsory Sexual Asymmetry in Vergil’s Aeneid
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 Camille Richter (she/her), Shame and Sexual Allure in Roman Courtesans
  • 1:30 Sheena Mckeever (she/her), A Metrical Analysis of Vergil’s Aeneid 1.268-73
  • 2:00 Jordan Nemec (he/him), Signs of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity at the Serapeum of Alexandria
  • 2:30 Closing Remarks

Call for Paper Submissions to Plebeian Volume VII

Paper submissions for Plebeian Volume VII are now open! Visit the Plebeian section of our website for more information. Papers must be submitted to classu.plebeian@gmail.com by January 20th, 2021.

Associate and Copy Editor Applications for Plebeian Vol. VII now available!

Are you a Classics undergrad looking to perfect your own writing skills while working collaboratively with other like-minded students? You might be the perfect candidate for an Associate or Copy Editor position on Plebeian Volume VII! Associate Editor positions are open to all, but may be better suited for those who are in their Second Year or higher and have more writing experience. We recommend Copy Editor positions to those who are in their First Year of study and wish to get involved without too much editing responsibility.

There are 7 positions for the Associate Editor role, and the responsibilities include:

  • Reading and ranking of all paper submissions
  • Giving input on editorial decisions presented to the Editing Team
  • Editing two papers with a partnered Editing Team member
  • Meeting with the authors of the two assigned papers at least once
  • Observing deadlines for returning drafts to Submitters

There are 2 positions for the Copy Editor role, and the responsibilities include:

  • Reading and ranking of all paper submissions
  • Giving input on editorial decisions presented to the Editing Team
  • Reviewing papers to ensure that their citations and style meet the standard of Plebeian’s Style Guide
  • Observing deadlines for returning drafts to Submitters

If you think this position is a good fit for you, please fill out the application below and submit it along with a 1500-2500 writing sample and a copy of your Acorn schedule to classu.plebeian@gmail.com by November 11th at Midnight EST. For more information check the Plebeian section of our website.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Applications for Plebeian Vol. VII now available!

Do you enjoy Classics, writing, editing, and academic journals in general? You might be the perfect fit for the role of Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Plebeian Volume VII!

The Deputy Editor-in-Chiefs role includes:

• Serving as the second-in-command, backup Chief
• Advise on design, deadlines, and meetings
• Hiring Associate Editors, and assisting with replacements
• Reading and ranking of all paper submissions
• Giving input on editorial decisions presented to the Editing Team
• Editing two papers with a partnered Editing Team member
• Observing deadlines for returning drafts to Submitters
• Meeting with the authors of the two assigned papers at least once

If you think this position is a good fit for you, please fill out the application below and submit it along with a 1500-2500 writing sample to classu.plebeian@gmail.com by October 5th at 4:00 pm EST. For more information check the Plebeian section of our website.

*** URGENT NOTIFICATION REGARDING FALL 2020 ELECTION ***

Due to technical difficulties, the Fall 2020 election will no longer be taking place on voting.utoronto.ca. A Google form will be emailed to eligible voters at midnight tonight. Voting will still close at 11:59 pm tomorrow. Any votes on voting.utoronto.ca will NOT be counted.

If you believe you meet the requirements and do not receive an email please contact the CRO, Laura Harris, at classu.cro@gmail.com.

Thank you for your understanding.

2020-2021 CLASSU Elections

CLASSU is holding our annual Fall election online on Friday, September 18th, and we are looking for 6 new senators to join our team!!

The nominations process is open now. Forms are linked below. Candidates are no longer required to fulfill the signature requirement. To run for Senate, simply fill out the form with your personal information. Email in this form alongside your ACORN schedule to classu.cro@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Thursday, September 17th. Candidates that have successfully met this requirement will be contacted with further information about the elections process.

Candidates are encouraged to send a brief one to one and a half minute video speech to introduce themselves and their platform to classicsstudentsunion@gmail.com. Please send a transcript of the video. Text speeches will also be accepted and circulated.

If you have questions, please email us at classicsstudentsunion@gmail.com. Information regarding election procedures can be found on our Constitution page, in Article VII.

Positions are open to any students taking at least ONE Department of Classics half-course (0.5 FCE) or more or are enrolled in at least one Department Subject POSt, in 2020-21. This includes first years. NOTE: you must be a full-time student (or paying the ASSU fee) in order to run. All elected senators will serve until April 2021.

Once elected Senators will have the opportunity to run for one, but no more than one, of the following portfolio positions:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • First-Year Representative
  • Second-Year Representative

More information on the positions can be found in the Constitution.

Please email classu.cro@gmail.com or classu@utoronto.ca for any questions or concerns.

NOMINATION FORM: http://classu.sa.utoronto.ca/files/2020/09/CLASSU-Executive-Nomination-F20.pdf


We are excited to have you on our senate!

Editor-in-Chief Applications for Plebeian Vol. VII Now Available!

Do you feel as though you possess the necessary editing and leadership skills to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for Plebeian (Vol.VII)? If so, apply for the 2020- 2021 year.

The EIC’s role includes:

• Oversight over the entire publication process of Plebeian
• Setting timelines for editor applications, paper submissions, and drafts
• Hiring Editors and running meetings with the Editing Team
• Reading and ranking of all paper submissions
• Checking over the quality of edits made by individual editing pairs to ensure proper quality
• Settling disputes, and, if necessary appointing replacements
• Design, layout, and formatting of the journal
• Delivery of the final product to the Senate
• Copy editing
• Promoting and advertising the calls for papers and editors in conjunction with the Senate

If you believe this to be a good fit for you, please fill out the application below and submit it to classu.plebeian@gmail.com by MONDAY MAY 25th, 2020