Notes from Satow
Written by Bwog Staff
“How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb?” Perhaps a better question is how many engineers does it take to find a dimmer. This week’s ESC meeting started off on a humorous note as Chris Elizondo attempted to readjust one of the lights in Satow with a crutch, and failed miserably.
The council, in their first traditional meeting since January 26th, filled the Professional Development and Alumni Affairs election vacated by Pradeep Bandaru. After the council voted to prohibit members from holding multiple offices (as it would give members more than one vote), none of the council members wanted to run, leaving the one non-council member, Eric Hirani. Unsurprisingly, Hirani won.
In 40s on 40 news, the 2009 class council explained that the administration had said that seniors should “start a new tradition.” Apparently, The senior class student council is working with the young alumni council to see if they would be able to sponsor the event. The council also continued reviewing a service that would enable student to purchase all or part of a textbook (in pdf form) for $0.12/page.
The night before, their CC counterparts congratulated themselves on “basically putting on the weekend” (according to one executive board member), after putting on Glass House Rocks and the Winter Gala.
After alluding to, but not describing — “because of our friends in the back of the room” (that’s yours truly) — the contentious debate last week over a Black Heritage Month resolution, the council passed a broader “Resolution to Support Columbia’s Heritage and Awareness Months,” covering any “heritage months” put on by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Other intiatives discussed included support for putting course evaluation results online (because CULPA only attracts the most favorable or unfavorable students) and revamping the Columbia 311 service to synchronize it with the “Ask Us” website.