Fu Foundation Bureau Chief Sean Zimmermann attended
last night’s ESC meeting. Swipe Access died; revelations about Ferris Booth and JJs were unearthed.

Swipe access is dead, long live swipe access: During the last night’s ESC meeting, President Peter Valeiras announced that SGA, Barnard’s student council, had decided after meeting with the administration to stop pursuing swipe access. (Columbia’s student councils will still circulate a survey on the topic, but it’ll be just to see how much support there was for the initiative, which, again, is dead.) Swipe access for General Studies students is still in the works.

In other news, as you know, the upcoming NROTC survey, which will be circulated on Monday, will have one question: “Do you support the return of NROTC to Columbia’s Campus?” Though some students have voiced concerns about holding the survey at this time because of the uncertain future of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, President Valeiras explained that the NROTC committee, of which ESC is a member, decided that it would be inappropriate to include Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the committee’s survey because there is no way to determine what DADT would be replaced with.

Good news in the form of new means to eat spicy chicken: JJs will soon offer catering for campus events, and is also planning to introduce call-ahead ordering. Council members also discussed how to help the financially ailing Ferris Booth. A representative for Ferris Booth explained to one council member the reason why Ferris Booth is so much more expensive than other eateries: we have workers, to whom we pay wages and give benefits. But the biggest revelation of the night, undoubtedly, was that Ferris Booth’s mac and cheese contains tuna, which is disgusting.