Let’s take a run around the councils
Bringing you late-night quick hits from this week’s CCSC, ESC, and SGA meetings. Highlights after the jump.
CCSC (with reporting from Melanie Broder):
- CC’s council passed a proposal to create PE classes for select club sports teams, which would allow for a trial season this coming spring.
- Also passed was a proposal granting CU-EMS space in recently vacated space in Broadway. The Carman space they hold now had become untenable for sleeping arrangements, members had argued.
- Next week, the council expects to vote on a proposal for a Good Samaritan policy. Columbia is the only Ivy League school without such a policy, which grants amnesty to students involved in cases of drug or alcohol overdosing on campus (thus encouraging reporting of medical emergencies).
ESC (with reporting by Alix Pianin):
- The engineering council also passed a proposal to move the CU-EMS office and sleeping quarters from Carman to Broadway 102 and 103 (though CCSC only approved 103 for the time being).
- ESC also discussed the Good Samaritan policy, and tabled a vote until next week.
- Negotiations with union workers still to come before the opening of dining halls on weekends can move forward, according to VP Policy Heidi Ahmed.
- With a week still to go, 51% of students have already voted in the poll on sorority recognition.
- Discussion centered around use of space, including vacancies created by the move to the Diana Center. The third floor of Barnard Hall, the old architecture studio, and the visual arts studio are all possible openings, according to Barnard VP for Administration and Capital Planning Lisa Gamsu.
- Gamsu said there is not yet a decision on the future use of Lewis Parlor, which has been closed all semester.
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