Beehive project at 115th and Amsterdam approved for co-sponsorship
Just like the hundreds of thousands of Twitter users who made “honey bee” a worldwide trending topic, Columbia students have bees on their minds this spring. CCSC just approved a co-sponsorship of a beehive project that students plan to build at 115th and Amsterdam.
Other highlights from tonight’s meeting:
- Terry Martinez, dean of community development and multicultural affairs, made an appearance to address concerns and answer questions. She responded to questions about her post-drug bust review of the three fraternities that recently lost their housing. She said the administration will install a new review process over the next two years where every single Greek organization on campus will be evaluated based on their Alpha standards, which include leadership, service, philanthropy, and social standards. “There are several other fraternities on probation right now, so I will be starting with those,” she said.
- Barnard swipe access for the upcoming school year was discussed, but no decisions reached. The GS liaison to CCSC mentioned that many GS and GS-JTS students feel inconvenienced by lack of swipe access, too. Dean Martinez said that her office will consider the issue, but pointed out that Columbia is already one of few urban institutions to allow students access to buildings that they are not residents of.
- Three representatives from the Schapatio Composting Project spoke about their proposal to build a composter in the Schapiro Patio. The resolution was approved 25 to 1.
That’s all for this week!
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