SGB Town Hall: No to SDS, Yes to Individuals
Written by Bwog Staff
Big changes are afoot following tonight’s SGB Town Hall meeting. Here are some bulletpoints because we know your eyes are sore from all the end-of-semester “re”-reading you’ve been doing lately.
- SDS was denied recognition. Again. (Last year, you’ll recall the group failed to turn up for their recognition meeting with the SGB board.) They’ve unofficially been on campus since Spring 2007, but are not officially sponsored.
- Other groups denied recognition include: Alliance of Students Against Poverty, Edmund Burke Society, ICARE, Weave a Dream
- Among the newly recognized were: Columbia Right to Life, Columbia University Dance Marathon, Delta GDP, GlobeMed, Interfaith Collective, Students for International Indigenous Rights
- SGB also plans to try a new initiative where groups of individuals (not official student groups) can receive funding for events and causes. The groups of individuals receive no more than $200 per event, and the group must include you and at least fourteen of your friends.
- Finally, SGB is going green, thanks to new initiatives like reducing bottled water and trying to cut back on paper usage.