Posts Tagged ‘CCSC’
Last night’s Columbia College Student Council meeting was a busy one, chock full of updates on the proposed honor code and other policy changes. Rakhi Agrawal reports from last night’s CCSC meeting, bringing you the top four highlights of the meeting:
- On My Honor: After presenting on the proposal last week, Representative for Academic Affairs, Steve Castellano, CC’13, presented an updated resolution for an honor pledge to be recited by all students of Columbia’s four undergraduate schools, as well as an honor code to be adopted by CC, SEAS, and GS (BC already has one). For more on the resolution, which passed CCSC will go to a vote with ESC tonight, check out the full article here. More »
If you’ve been looking for a way to get more civically engaged, today might be your day: CCSC, ESC, and SGA are all holding debates or candidates’ forums for their 2013-14 elections. Spectator and the Columbia College Student Council Elections Board are co-hosting the debate in the CC University Senate race, which I’ll be moderating.
Here are all the details:
4:30 – 4:55 p.m.: Academic Affairs Representative debate (Satow Room); Student Services Representative debate (Lerner 569)
5:00 – 5:25 p.m.: Alumni Affairs Representative debate (Satow Room), Pre-Professional Representative debate (Lerner 569)
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.: Candidates’ Forum for uncontested races (Satow Room); Class of 2016 council debate (Lerner 569)
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: University Senate debate (Satow Room)
Engineering Student Council:
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Candidates’ Forum (401 Lerner)
Student Government Association:
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Candidates’ Forum (Diana Center Event Oval)
Get pumped, Columbia—we now have our full performance list for this year’s first-ever Columbia Music Festival.
PostCrypt has just announced the artists for their annual Folk Fest, to be held on Sun., April 14, at 1 p.m.—the day after Bacchanal.
According to PostCrypt’s event page, the performers will include Joe Fletcher of self-proclaimed “country-blues” band Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, blues ensemble Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, “western swing” group Braincloud, and alternative duo Mountain Animation.
This event marks the final installment of Columbia Music Festival‘s week of performances, a collaboration of several campus music groups’ spring events. See the full week’s schedule after the jump: More »
Hey everyone, I’d like to start my blog by wishing everybody happy and healthy holidays. For the people observing Passover, have a happy Passover! For the people celebrating Easter, a happy Easter! And for the people celebrating the Game of Thrones Premiere, a happy Game of Thrones premiere!
Passover was good for business.
Columbia College Student Council has just sent us its list of candidates for the 2013-14 academic year—and at least in the executive board and class council races, there’s not a lot of doubt who the winners will be. A party led by current Vice President of Finance Daphne Chen, CC ’14, is the only group running for executive board, and there is only one group in each of the three class council races, plus one at-large representative candidate for the class of 2016.
Barring any big surprises, next year’s executive board will be the “It’s Always Sunny at Columbia” party:
Daphne Chen, President
Bob Sun, VP Policy
Peter Bailinson, VP Communications
Noah Swartz, VP Finance
Briana Saddler, VP Campus Life
Meanwhile, there are quite a few candidates for each of the four representative positions—Student Services, Pre-Professional, Academic Affairs, and Alumni Affairs—as well as the open University Senate seat. For all the candidates, click after the jump.
While its members weren’t studying for midterms, the Columbia College Student Council held its latest meeting on Sunday night to talk responsible community action, pre-professional representation, and swanky sophomores. Rakhi Agrawal brings you the highlights from last night’s CCSC meeting:
- 2015: A formal class: The 2015 Class Council announced that details have been finalized for its formal class event, to be held on Thursday, April 4 at Hudson Terrace in midtown. Tickets are only open to CC, SEAS, and Barnard students. Hors d’oeuvres will include watermelon cubes topped with goat cheese, cracked pepper & mint, homemade goat cheese and honey tart, savory black sesame cone filled with salmon tartare and edamame, mini Crab Cake with a touch of velvety smoked Rouille, moroccan chicken, feta and spices wrapped in a light phyllo topped with harissa, and black pepper beef tournedos served on crostini with horseradish cream. If you’re still craving more information, check out the event’s Facebook page. More »
Looking for a job? Searching for more performance space? Trying to find housing for NSOP? Rakhi Agrawal brings you the highlights from last night’s Columbia College Student Council meeting:
- Lounging around: CCSC President Karishma Habbu, CC ’13, led a discussion between council members and representatives from governing boards—including Community Impact, Student Governing Board, Activities Board at Columbia, Engineering Student Council, and ResPrograms—regarding several residence hall lounges. Data from a survey released through governing board listservs showed that students supported John Jay Lounge being converted to a performance space and Wien Lounge remaining a performance space, whereas there was a lack of strong opinions for potential uses of the Wallach Lounge, the East Campus second-floor lounge, and the 47 Claremont basement. Pravitra Chalkulngamdee, SEAS ’14 and the Community Adviser of Wien and 2013-2014 CA of EC, advocated for the needs of residents in Wien and East Campus, arguing that residents deserve to have lounge space to themselves to make residence halls more resident-friendly. Habbu said that this is just the preliminary discussion in a long line of conversations to be had about how these spaces may be improved. More »
I don’t really follow student government. I don’t know what CCSC works on, for the most part, although I’m sure it generally consists of beneficial things for me and the rest of the student body. But honestly, I (and probably many of my classmates) wouldn’t know if it were otherwise.
That being said, WTFColumbia.com, CCSC’s new crowdsourcing complaint website, launched this past week, is one of the most impressive initiatives I’ve seen brought to fruition. The site is intended to provide students with a forum for voicing grievances and suggestions about topics ranging from housing and dining to academics and athletics. Users must register an account to upvote or downvote issues, submit issues of their own, or post comments on existing issues. More »
Interested in exploring New York on two wheels this spring? Think you can solve some of Columbia’s problems with code? You may be in luck—Rakhi Agrawal brings you the highlights from last night’s Columbia College Student Council meeting:
- The wheels on the bike go: Representatives from Columbia EcoReps introduced their bike-share program that will launch this spring to the CCSC board. This is the second year of the pilot program, and it will offer slots to 100 students to share 16 bikes. Currently, the EcoReps’ goal is to get more data about usage and to generate usage and visibility for the program. Students will be selected by lottery to participate and questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
- Knick knack HackColumbia: Students from the Application Development Initiative are hosting the first-ever HackColumbia event this weekend. Students can pitch ideas for apps that will benefit the Columbia community, and then program and code for 24-hours with their peers until they reach a final product. ADI has secured data from a number of campus offices, including the Registrar and Dining, that will be available for students to use in their hacks. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
- WTF…Columbia: VP of Communications Jared Odessky, CC’15, announced that wtfcolumbia.com is live. The crowdsourcing website was created by CCSC to gauge what issues matter most to the student body and should be explored further. Members of the Columbia community can submit ideas and upvote or downvote ideas of others. Each idea submission is linked to a UNI to notifiy submitters of updates should admins or council choose to tackle the issue. Check out the site here.
Rakhi Agrawal brings you the highlights from last night’s Columbia College Student Council meeting:
- Class updates: 2013’s class sweatshirts arrived last week; 2016 is gearing up to make class apparel orders for shirts, hoodies, and sports bras with the tagline “Support 2016!”; and 2014 delivered Insomnia Cookies and screened “Skyfall” over the weekend. The 2015 council, headed by president Loxley Bennett, CC ’15, will be hosting a series of one-hour events this week in conjunction with the Center for Student Education to expose students to various categories of academic advising. More information can be found on Facebook or on the CSA website.