In a letter to SEAS students tonight, ESC President Chris Elizondo announced tonight that John Jay Dining Hall will most likely open again on Fridays and Saturdays by next semester. In the email, Elizondo writes that ESC and CCSC passed a resolution collaboratively asking Dining Services to open John Jay on the weekends. If John Jay is open for business on the weekends this semester, it’ll put a period on one of this semester’s controversies. The email (reprinted below) also mentions an initiative to “improve and modernize the current sign-in process for students that live in all Columbia dorms.” Today was a big day for changes!

Dear Columbia Engineers,

The year has been flying by and I want to take this time to let you know how the ESC has been hard at work to make your Columbia experience better a bit at a time. The ESC, in collaboration with CCSC, has passed a resolution asking Dining Services to open John Jay Dining Hall on Friday & Saturday of each week. We expect the change to happen, at latest, next semester. We are in talks with Housing & Public Safety to improve and modernize the current sign-in process for students that live in all Columbia dorms. Our goal is to make sign-in electronic through the CUID swipe system that all CU students and affiliates have on them at all times. You may have recently seen the ESC Career Survey that will play a major part in our efforts to improve the Center for Career Education on campus. The ESC will be working throughout the year to observe and recommend methods how CCE can better serve the SEAS population. It is our goal to deliver tangible improvements to Columbia Engineering that will go a long way in helping them find jobs after college as well as internships during our education here in New York City.

If you have any questions about our initiatives or how to get involved, please email us at .


Chris Elizondo
Engineering Student Council