This week in SGA: fliers, Furman, and firesides
At Monday’s Barnard Student Government Association representative council meeting, the representatives discussed ways to alleviate students’ continued frustration over the new posting policy, explained the reasoning behind the decision to reduce Furman’s free counseling sessions, and presented an update on the Board of Trustees. Emma Goss reports on upcoming Barnard events, from Big Sub to a fireside chat with President Spar.
- Fliering Frustrations: SGA representatives met with the directors of Student Life last week and said they were working to reach a compromise over the new provisions for posting club and event fliers, which have been met with anger from students. Fliers must get a literal stamp of approval from Student Life and the locations where fliers may be posted have been limited.
- Talkin’ Trustees: Mica Spicka, BC ’13 and senior representative to the Board of Trustees, gave a presentation on her recent meeting with the Board of Trustees. Last Tuesday the trustees discussed how Barnard Career Development can support students interested in entrepreneurship and how to increase BCD’s grant fund for students working unpaid internships. The board will decide in December on a plan of action for the construction project to Lehman Hall.
- Stress Less, or Else: The Rosemary Furman Counseling Center decided to reduce the number of free sessions per year from 10 to eight. Read the article in today’s paper to find out why, and what students have to say about it.
- Building a Bridge over Broadway: The four undergraduate colleges will host a Unity forum to discuss the relationship each school has with each other. The 2014 class councils are sponsoring the event on Oct. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Diana Event Oval.
- Fireside Chat with DSpar: On Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., SGA is hosting the first fireside chat of the year, where students will have the opportunity to chat with Barnard President Debora Spar about the article she recently wrote for Newsweek, “Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect.” Students must RSVP here by Oct. 19 at 11:59 p.m.
- Tradition, Tradition: Barnard is celebrating its 123rd birthday, also known as Founder’s Day, on Oct. 16th. There will be a barbeque lunch, music, and new Founder’s Day T-shirts on Leman Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A week later, the annual Big Sub returns and students will dine on a 713-foot submarine sandwich spanning from Altschul Hall to the Quad. Eating begins at 7 p.m.
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