This week in GSSC: Come one, come all
After two small funding allocations, the General Studies Student Council spent the rest of its Tuesday night meeting holding interviews for chief financial representative, as well as hearing a brief presentation on the state of working students at GS. Chris Meyer reports:
A penny here, a penny there: In two minor votes, the council evenly allocated roughly $40 to the Columbia Musical Theater Society and Postcrypt, a student organization that hosts professional and amateur musical performers weekly in coffeehouses on campus.
Handling the money: Three candidates, each of whom had previously interviewed for other positions on the council, expressed interest in serving as GSSC’s chief financial representative. “One of the main reasons I want to apply is because I don’t want to study in this school and, at the end of my fourth year, say, ‘Hey I got to a 3.7 GPA and that’s it,’” said applicant Ethan Ling, a first-year student. “I really want to be involved with the student council, and try to help out the school governing body.”
Working for a living: Lee-on Pedahzur, GS ’13 and the council’s working students representative, gave a presentation in which he said that working students in GS want more family-friendly social gatherings, a notable reference to the Halloween party planned for the end of the month.
Welcome to the fold: After a lengthy interview process last week, Zachary Javitt, a first-year student in the joint program between GS and the Jewish Theological Seminary, made his first appearance on the council as the representative for JTS.
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