At ESC, The Tension Is Palpable
Written by Bwog Staff
Last night’s ESC meeting was predictably punctured with nervous fidgeting and intense, meaningful stares between candidates in the current election. Bwog’s Specialist in Celebrity Nervous Breakdowns Sean Zimmermann has the scoop on what they discussed through killer tension headaches.
First order of business – elections have started! Of course everyone knows that, but tell your friends to vote again anyway. Turnout for ESC elections has been historically poor, but that’s nothing a bunch of donuts can’t fix.
In other news, 2011 Class Council is getting a mascot, but they won’t say what it is yet. It’s top secret! The idea is that the mascot will be at all the 2011 class council events, and “people will see it and think 2011 class council.” Whispering ensues.
Dining Revisited: Dining insists that converting Ferris into a second dining hall will not cause quality to drop. Whispering gets louder. Dining adds that as part of this plan, sushi would move into 212, and packaged goods would be removed from Ferris. Dining and student services are both in favor of converting Ferris into a second dining hall, but any change, if made, would not take effect for at least another year. Additionally, President Valeiras said that dining is currently putting together student focus groups to test support for the plan, so nothing has been finalized.
ESC E-Board elections to be more open: starting next year, anyone who wants to run for the executive board will have to collect signatures before they can run. Student running for President will need to collect 100 signatures (minimum 20 per class), while people running for other E-Board positions will need 80 signatures (minimum 15 per class). The council’s discussions will also become public, though the election of board members will stay secret.
Irony: in the thick of the drama, the ESC website is down (and has been for the last two weeks).