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The Columbia College Student Council held its first meeting of the year earlier tonight, led by its new president, Karishma Habbu, CC ’13. Curious about what the council was up to this summer? Wondering what you can expect from the council this year? Lillian Chen brings you the highlights from the meeting:
Rock the vote: This summer, CCSC partnered with the Columbia Political Union, the Columbia University College Republicans, the Columbia University Democrats, Residential Life, and the other student councils to create Turbovote, an online platform for voter registration. Turbovote makes voting easier for students by helping them register to vote, keep track of deadlines, and mail important forms. Students can sign up at columbia.turbovote.org.
Queer studies: CCSC Vice President of Policy Will Hughes, CC ’13, is working with Columbia Queer Alliance and Gender Revolution to start a queer studies department. They’re looking first at creating a concentration offered through the Women and Gender Studies Department, and later expanding the concentration to a major.
Expanding flex: The council’s policy committee will be working to expand the list of Flex-accepting eateries this year, since it’s “actually really, really easy to add a vendor to the list,” Hughes said. The committee wants to get Joe the Art of Coffee and Oren’s Daily Roast added. More »
Good morning Columbia! Here’s what you should read to start your last Tuesday of classes this semester.
Event of the day: C.U. at the Movies, in the Low Library Rotunda at 8 p.m.
Weather: A mix of clouds and sun, with a slight chance of rain. Oh, and a high of 60.
Good morning, Columbia! Today is the first day of another week here at Columbia, and also the first day of 2012 student council elections.
Let your voice be heard in picking the leadership for next year’s student body. Vote here.
Weather: A high of 57 degrees today, with winds of up to 22 mph.
Barnard students might have noticed that there were fliers posted around the Quad asking students to support Greek life recognition. The News desk’s Madina Toure interviews SGA members about who is responsible for the posting and students about their current views on the Greek life vote. The students Toure interviewed have mixed opinions on sorority recognition—but now there is a forum through which students can cast their vote.
From today until Nov. 22, Barnard students can vote in an online survey through eBear about whether SGA should recognize Greek life. The SGA representative board will consider the outcome of this survey when making its ultimate decision on Nov. 29.
The survey page features background information about the issue to help students make an informed decision. Check it out after the jump! More »
Just in case you thought you were free after a long weekend, the powers that be are here to remind us that our hands have been retied. We’re back to work, slapping wrists, and wagging our fingers at some big no-no’s.
- Cheating is on the rise at Barnard. [News]
- Enough with the catcalling already. [Opinion]
- Please don’t ban Four Loko. It’s only as bad as fast food. [Opinion]
- The football team is better than they were in 1985? [Sports]
- Tsk, tsk for not caring about politics: There was a rally, election day voting, a narrow democratic Senate clinch, and a celebration among CU Republicans for a House victory. [News, News]
After much discussion, Barnard’s Student Government Association has decided how it will go about deciding whether to recognize Greek life. The winning option: a non-binding student poll through eBear.
The News desk’s Madina Toure reports that this option involves “a non-binding student poll available through eBear during program filing. The student body poll will be followed by a Rep Council vote on Nov. 29. The results of the poll will be placed on the record. Students will choose one of two options: SGA votes to recognize Greek life as an organization, or SGA votes not to recognize it.”
The two other options being considered were a binding student vote and a student survey compiled by the Greek Life Task Force. More »
This past Monday brought news of an effort by a couple of Columbia students to provide a highly convenient, if not very cost efficient (this one’s free), bus that will take their fellow classmates to and from the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive.
I heartily encourage making the trip, and will be at the rally myself (possibly in a bear costume–still have to look into that), but I wanted to make one point about the weekend while I still had a chance. More »