Adam Kuerbitz was there!

CCSC literally kicked the year off with a howl last night when University Senator Kenny Durell initiated the gathering with a blast of his vuvuzela.

Grab your Vuvuzelas, folks! Photo from Wikimedia.

After reviewing representatives on rules of conduct and voting processes, CCSC President Learned Foote introduced CCSCtv, an initiative to post Youtube videos advising students on matters the council is discussing. Foote says the videos will increase transparency, a general goal of the council this year.

And just when you thought it was safe… the meal plan debate!

While the numbers are still unofficial, a recent poll shows significant increases in student dissatisfaction about the new options. Thirty percent of the 150 surveyed consider the new plan to be “terrible.” Council members and visitors alike agreed that the decision to close John Jay Dining Hall on Fridays and Saturdays, making Ferris Booth the only place to spend your fake money (really your parents’ fake money), is massively inconvenient. Even first year students commented on how inconvenient the new policy is compared to last year. President Foote has disregarded those particular comments.

Four students running for Elections Board positions spoke after the meal plans fiasco. Candidates discussed plans to increase participation in council elections and innovations for the process. University Senator Alex Frouman forced candidate Vikas Vavilala CC ’14 to think on his feet when he asked the hapless first-year how he would help Frouman specifically get reelected. Always the politician, Vavilala masterfully avoided the question somehow.

We finished with the promise of free food: come out Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 in the Broadway Room in Lerner and again on Saturday for Passport to Columbia in Roone Arledge Auditorium from 8 to 10. Head to Pourhouse on Thursday night at 11 for Senior Inauguration, which is most definitely not just free drinks.