ESC: New E-Board Member, Old Issues Discussed, and CCSC Remade

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The first ever ESC meeting

Sean Zimmermann reports from the first ESC meeting of the semester.

The council began the evening by holding elections for VP Communications. The election was well-contested, especially considering it was held mid-year. The winner, Jim Huang, spoke about his experience on ABC and how his experience developing websites could help in council outreach. He beat Lauren Hsu and current SGA liaison Tanya Shah.

ESC President Levick recently spoke with Dean Pena-Mora, and explained that the Dean is working with the faculty to resolve the issues reported last semester. In the fall, he created the position of Executive Vice-Dean, held by Donald Goldfarb, to act as a intermediary between the faculty and the Dean’s office. Additionally, Pena-Mora told President Levick that the Dean’s office hired an outside consultant to help assess the situation with the faculty, and that they are discussing his recommendations. The Dean came under fire last semester from faculty for failing to address a number of faculty concerns, including addressing overcrowding in classes.

CCSC will no longer be holding mandatory regular meetings, according to CCSC Liaison Rebecca Frauzem. The meetings will be optional for CCSC members, and the council will be holding more town halls instead. President Levick assured council members that CCSC still exists; the idea is that meetings will be more like “office hours” for students.

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  1. Nate ESC  

    1. Dean Pena-Mora will be hosting OFFICE HOURS! Tuesday Feb 21st at 4pm in his office on the 5th floor of Mudd.

    2. I think it would be best for CCSC to comment on their new structure. It's quite exciting.

  2. Anonymous

    I applaud CCSC for this shift to non-mandatory meetings - they've finally acknowledged what everyone has been saying all along these years, that student government is a sham and people only do it to put on their resume and be competitive for finance/consulting jobs.

    I encourage the remaining student organisations to also shift to this new approach. Less meetings, less events, less spending money, more saving, everyone's happy! And you can still move it on your resume

    • Nate ESC  

      I'm glad you're a fan of CCSC's new model, but I don't know if it's the best model for every student group. I certainly encourage more groups to evaluate this model's potential effectiveness for their own situation, though.

      Also, I don't know who you've been talking to, maybe they're also "anonymous," but Student Government is not a sham. Additionally, I did not get involved with council for a resumé boost, nor am I pursuing finance/consulting jobs. I did it because I care about improving the experience on this campus. And I've essentially had my engineering job locked down since before I took office.

  3. office hours for students  

    what happens when the prof doesn't show up!

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