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Engineering Student Council correspondent Katherine Kim brings you the latest from last night’s meeting.
What They’ve Done:
- Sexual Assault Transparency: Several ESC representatives have held meetings with CU Dems this week and pitched in their help to write a working draft of the resolution supporting the sexual assault transparency initiative. The document, titled “Resolution to Bring Transparency to the Reporting of Campus Assault”, was read aloud during the meeting, and council members gave their input on the matter in a short discussion. ESC will continue to work on finalizing the draft this week.
- Project Grants: VP Finance Brian Wu, SEAS ’15, met with the legal counsel this weekend to discuss any issues that may arise from the Engineering Project Grants. All legal concerns and questions were addressed and resolved during the meeting. The council unanimously voted to uphold the proposal for Project Grants. The application will be sent out to all relevant applicants shortly.
- Bacchanal: E-board representatives have been meeting with governing boards to decide whether or not ESC should increase funding for Bacchanal this year.
- Go Green: Sustainability Liason Malini Nambiar, SEAS ’15, spoke to representatives from the sustainability offices at Harvard, Penn, and Duke to compare the success of the Green Labs Initiative program at the various campuses. Nambiar hopes to find a way to offer incentives to student groups who show an effort to deploy sustainable waste disposal methods. A recycling survey will be circulated soon by the EcoRep Living Green Committee. More »
Twas a really hard week. I hope everyone is okay. I think we all can use some pie (charts).
If you were at Bacchanal on Saturday (and still remember it), you probably saw Katie Furr, CC ’14, splashing around in the fountain during Macklemore’s set. I talked to her in an email interview about how this came about, her thoughts on YOLO, and her plans for Bacchanal next year.
Sara Garner: Give me a little description of what exactly happened.
Katie Furr: So, if you look at some of the pictures you can see that I pulled a gate into the bottom part of the fountain and used that to climb up into the top. Once I was there, I stomped around in the water for a bit until it occurred to me that I could project my splashes onto the crowd around me and that seemed like an even better idea. So, I did that pretty casually for some time.
As I was up there I watched at least 3 public safety guys descend upon me. I’m not exactly sure by what powers I was able to do this (maybe it was because my splashes were creating a radius of which to steer clear), but somehow I managed to congenially halt their approach and they stood waiting for me to finish my display of about 5 minutes.
SG: Were there any run ins with Public Safety afterwards?
What do you and the Flosstradamus guys have in common? You both really enjoyed bacchanal!
They went into it with enthusiasm:
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LETS TURN UP!!!
— FLOSSTRADAMUS (@FLOSSTRADAMUS) April 13, 2013
Their only other comment really rung true:
AWAKE… BOUT TO PLAY THE EARLIEST SET I THINK WE’VE EVER DONE
— FLOSSTRADAMUS (@FLOSSTRADAMUS) April 13, 2013
Macklemore, a slightly less effusive fellow, still basked in Bacchanal glory… More »
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—
the day before Days on Campus Bacchanal! (JK, lots of love for prospies here.) Will Macklemore back out at the last second? Will rain ruin everything? Will people forgo partying in favor of sleeping and brunch? (Only in my dreams.)
I’ll be liveblogging all the #DeBacchery and continuing to wonder how one is supposed to move during concerts without looking foolish. Tweet at me @efindz for a shout-out. I’ll be periodically reminding you to hydrate and put on sunscreen, because someone has to be the mom.
Oof, alright, that was a rough title, but we’re running short on ways to play with the word Bacchanal (much like Orchesis), so now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s a surefire, no-fail guide to doing Bachannal. Set to GIFs, of course. More »
When I find a song I really like, I put it on repeat and play it to death to the (un)amusement of my roommate. Good thing she’s not like Samantha Malson, who choked her boyfriend after he repeatedly sang Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit song “Thrift Shop” twenty-five times. The Huffington Post writes:
Police in Longmont, Colo., visited Malson’s residence Saturday morning after receiving a domestic disturbance report. The 23-year-old allegedly admitted to the crime, according to the Longmont Times-Call. Investigators say Malson and her boyfriend were both intoxicated.
Malson was arrested and charged with harassment, domestic violence, and assault, according to a Boulder County Sheriff’s Office report.
Ah, yes, finally—Bacchanal, the ultimate symbol of spring’s arrival at Columbia, is tomorrow. Spring, while certainly the loveliest time of the year here, replete with music sponsored not only by Bacchanal but also our campus radio stations, WBAR and WKCR, it also brings its fair share of challenges.
For example, you will soon be annoyed by all those prospies swarming all over Lerner and crowding up John Jay for Days on Campus. If you’re really feeling upset about this, check out The Eye‘s guide to campus for tips on how to treat a hopeful member of the Class of 2017 to a gush of unsolicited cynicism.
Unfortunately, you may have also seen that terrible Harmony Korine movie Spring Breakers for the sole fact that it’s been publicized heavily for what seemed like approximately three years preceding its release. If you came out of it thinking anything other than “I still think James Franco‘s Oscar-hosting stint was weirder than him blowing guns,” it was probably “Damn, I need a beach body, stat.” Fortunately, there are many opportunities to work out on and around campus, including studios for SoulCycle, the new mind/body workout program!
For all this and more, read this week’s issue of The Eye!
This year’s Bacchanal artists are well-known on campus, but many are familiar with only their most played hits. (Let’s face it—it’s hard to build a set with only a few wildly popular songs.) The cheers when a song you know comes on, the excitement when you’re expecting that beat to drop—this familiarity comes only after a few listens.
So get out your tanktop and shades and get ready to wake up early voluntarily. Here are deeper cuts of the artists’ work than “Thrift Shop” and “Original Don Remix” to listen to before Saturday (the concert starts at 11!).
1. “Irish Celebration”—Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: This song uses one of my favorite tracks (Beirut’s second take of “Scenic World”) as part of its sick beat. One of the great things about Macklemore is that each of his songs contains a focused, unique story. This one is about his pride in his Irish roots. At his concert in New York, he took out a giant Irish flag for this song.