And who exactly gets access to this alcohol storage closet in Lerner?
Frustrated with the pre-calendaring process? Think you have a better way for students to book space in Lerner? Worried that your student group is wasting alcohol? Ben Gittelson reports from last night’s CCSC meeting:
A Visit from UEM: University Event Management Executive Director Joe Ricciutti visited the council to listen to concerns from council members and student group leaders. Here are the highlights:
- Vice President-Elect of Campus Life Yanyi Luo, CC ’13, proposed creating an app that would use UEM data to allocate space more effectively. Ricciutti said he was “certainly open to finding a better way” to allocate space.
- Columbia University Performing Arts League Co-President Victoria Pollack, BC ’12, asked about considering “priority needs” during the pre-calendaring process—she said the CU Wind Ensemble, for example, must get space in Lerner since the group can’t take its instruments outside the building. Petrucci said decisions about allocating space ultimately fall to advisers but they he could be a “passionate” advocate for student groups.
- Class of 2014 President Conan Cassidy, raised concerns that student groups seeking recognition can’t request space in Lerner but often need programming to get recognized. Student Governing Board Chair David Fine, CC ’13, and Vice President of Policy Ryan Cho, CC ’13, who also serves on the Activities Board at Columbia, said both of their organizations would be open to booking space for groups seeking recognition.
(No Longer) Gettin’ Wasted: The council unanimously passed a resolution expressing support for an “alcohol exchange policy” that would allow student groups to store unused excess alcohol in the alcohol storage closet in Lerner rather than pouring it down the drain after events. Check out the paper for the full story tomorrow.
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