ESC convened on Monday night to discuss building renovations, Prezbo’s Fireside Chat, upcoming events, and more. We sent Bureau Chief Aparajita Maitra to get the scoop.
ESC was up to its usual business Monday night.
In a meeting with Dean Boyce, ESC talked about a channel for alumni to donate straight to student groups that they care about. Carleton Lounge will be going through renovations and will be closed for a short time, the dates of which will be announced soon in the Mudd Renovations Timeline. More outlets are needed in places such as NoCo and Joe’s.
The post-renovated Carleton is looking to become Butler Café-esque without a kitchen, and it will stay open later. A microwave and a panini maker will be the highlights. Uris, however, will have a full kitchen. In opposition to closing the kitchen in Carleton, one member complained, “I have to take the elevator down from the 10th floor, walk to Uris, wait in line for a sandwich, and walk all the way back.” Also, Uris Café meals are a dollar more expensive.
At the Fireside Chat with President Bollinger, the expansion of the Core Curriculum was discussed. The proposition is that the Core Curriculum include more than just Western/European philosophy. Students believe that adding diversity and adding books with different authors is necessary. University Senate Jillian Ross noted that, “the Core is our foundation for this school, yet there are no people of color and only one woman represented.”