ESC, etc.: BBQs Are Back, And Other News About Your Housing and Exams
Written by Bwog Staff
Fu Foundation Bureau Chief Sean Zimmermann attended last night’s ESC meeting. Resolutions about exams were passed, gender-blind housing might be on the way, and everyone agreed to learn about the importance of BBQ safety.
“I danced DDR like I was in a lactation lounge,” said one ESC class council member. To which his female colleague asked, “What were you doing in a lactation room? Lactating?”
Such were some of the many strange things said at last night’s ESC meeting. ESC Secretary Whitney Green challenged council members tonight by asking them to include a given random word or expression in their briefing. Bwog watched as council members struggled to incorporate “vegan cupcakes”, “sauerkraut”, and “blue, aba dee aba die” into their normal council reports. Bwog felt especially bad for the CCSC liaison who was given “tintinnabulation.”
In terms of substance, ESC passed the “Every Other Seat” proposal which addresses student complaints that during engineering exams students do not have sufficient space to work comfortably (“because when Heather takes a test it gives her the heebie jeebies that there are people to the right and left of her”). The proposal calls for the school to guarantee, upon professor request, that students have one seat between them and neighboring test-takers.
GSSC liaison reported that Barnard was seeking “gender-blind” housing (boys live in the same rooms as girls), because of the “changing gender landscape in America.” The liaison said she was told by the Barnard liaison to GSSC that the move was supported by the Barnard trustees, but did not have any more information.
The council said it would begin to provide programming for the new monitors near the Lerner main lounge soon. Bwog was thrilled to hear the 2009 class president say that their allocated programming will mostly consist of XKCD slides.
Finally, after having their BBQing privileges revoked, the council has once again been given permission to hold BBQs, with the caveat that council members must attend a BBQ-fire-training-safety-course. Might Bwog recommend whatever thorough-looking things Barnard did on Fire Safety Day?
Tags: ESC etc.