Groups hold summit–guess who doesn’t come?
Written by Bwog Staff
Item! Last night, the Dems and CPU hosted a dinner with leaders of campus political groups in the James Room of Barnard Hall to “foster intergroup cooperation.” Bwog’s request to attend was politely denied, but organizers graciously provided the list of those in attendance: besides the Dems and CPU, representatives from the College Libertarians, LionPAC, Students United For America, Earthco, Working Families Party, Amnesty, Pro-Israel Progressives, Students for Choice, and CQA all showed up for free food provided by the Kraft fund. The College Republicans and C4 declined to participate. (OK, to be fair, so did SEEJ, the ISO, Catholics for Life and the ACLU–none of which are major political parties).
Update, 6:22 PM: According to a person in attendance at the event, the College Republicans refused to come because the ISO had been invited, and both the ISO and SEEJ couldn’t come because of scheduling conflicts. Also, a clarification: the ISO is an ABC group, not an SGB group.
Item! They may or may not have discussed their governing board’s move from Earl Hall to
SDA Student Affairs, which has provoked fears that Dean Colombo and Robert Taylor might not be able to keep their hands out of planned event content (or at least more so than student favorite Chaplain Davis, who has held student dinners in her own apartment). People in the know say the administration hasn’t told them why SGB has to move, but to one anonymous CCSC source, the reason is clear: there need to be more layers of bureaucracy to insulate PrezBo from shitstorms like the Minuteman fiasco. While the Chaplain reports directly to Provost Brinkley, under Student Affairs, there are more administrators between students and top brass than Bwog wants to even think about. No more gravy for you, SGB!
Item! We said yesterday that the Dems don’t pull off political stunts like the Republicans. They may prove us wrong on Thursday, when the Activist Council plans to hold a “Global Warming Bash,” in which kids in Bush masks will thwack an earth-shaped pinata. In an earlier e-mail, members were encouraged to “dress like Republicans” for the event. Bwog wonders what that means, exactly: Uncle Moneybags? Scrooge McDuck? Stay tuned…