This week in GSSC: Paying for pumpkins
After some votes and a few last-minute appointments at its Tuesday night meeting, the General Studies Student Council heard from Columbia College Vice President for Policy Will Hughes, CC ’13, who has been making the rounds in support of the Arts Initiative. Chris Meyer reports:
For the kids: In a unanimous vote, the council allocated $600 to a family-friendly Halloween party, which will largely target GS students with spouses and children. The biggest expense, after food? Pumpkins.
A new voice: The council held interviews for a representative from the Jewish Theological Seminary, which has a joint degree program with GS. Matthew Renick, JTS ’13 and president of JTS’ List College Student Council, said the new representative would not necessarily represent the interests of the LCSC, and would be directly elected by GSSC members.
Bringing sexy back: GSSC devoted a lot of time to interviewing candidates for senior class vice president. Although many of the candidates emphasized the need for bringing seniors from all undergraduate schools together, one candidate had a particularly memorable goal in mind. “We can enjoy our time here, develop meaningful relationships, and bring the sex back into college,” said Sebastian Gruson, GS ’13, who was quick to add that this was the “less formal version” of his plan.
Costume party: GSSC social chair Kamran Etemad, GS ’14, announced that the theme for the upcoming spring gala would be “Rat Pack.” He said he chose the theme partially because it gave attendees broad sartorial choices. “I wanted to have a theme where you can really dress up, and where girls can accessorize and have a lot of fun with it,” Etemad said. “And on top of it, the guys can accessorize too. We don’t have to just wear a tux.”
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