The Student Union Senate chartered two clubs and discussed a possible change to the academic calendar at its April 3 meeting. Vice President Courtney Thrun ’22 said the Union is recommending the change, which would add an extra day off of classes to the spring semester to make up for the lack of other breaks.

Dana Jaffe ’23 and Jenny Zhao ’24 presented the Running Club and requested that the Senate charter it. Jaffe said that the club’s purpose is to “boost people’s interest in running” and “promote a healthier lifestyle.”

The Senate chartered the Running Club by acclamation.

Jolecia Saunderson ’24 requested that the Senate charter the Multicultural Hair Art & Empowerment Club. Saunderson said that she wants to give students of color a place to create art relating to hair and to celebrate diverse types of hair.

“I am strongly in support of this club,” said Sen. Joseph Coles ’22. “For her to actually put this together, it’s fantastic, [and] there’s definitely an audience.”

The Senate chartered the club by acclamation.

Thrun also told the Senate that the State of the Union address will be held on April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center.