Dispatch from CCSC

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Bwog occasionally likes to sit in on CCSC meetings, just for kicks. Things of note:

marshmallow– The meeting commenced with a furious marshmallow fight, during which Bwog nearly got beaned while tapping away in the audience. President Flaxman had to bang his shoe on the table to halt the crossfire.

–  George Krebs, on the battle of the class t-shirts: “Our sophomore class t-shirts are going to do dirty things [to the other class’ t-shirts].”

– Flex off campus is moving along, and council members requested that Starbucks and Fairway be added to the list of stores where we’ll eventually be able to swipe our parents’ dollars away. One councilmember fumbled: “When the expansion happens–if it were to happen, I’m not taking any sides–that would be good.” People in general seemed to be quite unwilling to talk about Manhattanville. “If Manhattanville were to happen.” “If any expansion does occur, that it should occur under this standard.” Does no one have an opinion on this?

– Two resolutions paased unanimously. One, a climate neutrality resolution, encourages Ivy League universities to increase their energy efficiency and offset carbon usage. Another, more specific to Columbia, encourages the university to more effectively monitor its energy usage, construct all new buildings to LEED standards, and incorporate environmental education into NSOP programming. Yay green stuff! Yay broad sweeping statements!

– By the way, the Dems just endorsed One Columbia, Michelle Diamond’s ticket, with a few more in the works. Man up, Rebel CC and Voice.


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  1. Marshmallows  

    Are evil. My shoes are still covered in marshmallow goo from wednesday night!

  2. hahah  

    If a club that no one really likes endorses a party, will it hurt them? If you have a club with a particularly harmful reputation, should you endorse a party that you hope will lose?

  3. er...

    shouldn't that read something like 'One Columbia just picked up the endorsement of the Dems, with a few more in the works'? I doubt the Dems are planning to endorse more tickets...

  4. Felipe Tarud  

    What about me!?

  5. Marshmallows  

    are so in fashion

  6. ...


  7. not really  

    i'm also on ccsc and i LOVE the coverage. keep it coming!

  8. whoever  

    thought that marshmallows would be great for decorating winter gala needs to pay for my pair of shoes that were ruined.

  9. haha

    when i looked at my shoes the next morning there were cigarette butts all over them!

  10. mee  

    None of my clubs have endorsed! I want to endorse!

  11. wait  


  12. sigh  

    The office of environmental stewardship is already dedicated to making sure future buildings are LEED compliant. I wonder if they have met with Nilda Mesa. Or went to the presentation on Manhattanville a few weeks ago where there was a whole table dedicated to this?

    CCSC are great at coming out with resolutions stating things that other people have worked hard on, and taking disproportionate amounts of credit for it *cough* advising reform *cough*. I'm glad they wrote a 1-page reform and got tons of credit for it, but people [not on CCSC] have been working hard on this stuff for *years*.

    • Jason Patinkin  

      Of the two resolutions, the one that mentions LEED standards was written in close consultation with members of EarthCo., SEEJ, and Green Umbrella, all of whom work quite closely with Nilda and the office of environmental stewardship. The passing of this resolution is an important step toward getting a more sustainable campus, regardless of whether others have worked on these issues for years. The point is that many things need to get done for this campus to be sustainable, and involving many groups and organizations, of whom CCSC is not the least powerful, is necessary.

      Don't be a hater.

    • Credit...  

      If one were to read the resolution as opposed to hating, they would see that the contributing groups are clearly cited for their work. Big pushes like these require the creation of alliances between student groups and council.

  13. I know  

    the College Democrats are important, but I'm really waiting to see which candidates the Ballroom/Latin Dance Club endorses before making my decision.

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