CCSC Strips For Cash
Written by Bwog Staff
CCSC guru Sara Ngu delivers the State of the CCSC in bullet point form for your easy consumption. Barack, take note.
- Class council drama ends: CC 2014 put up a “roaring” fight, contacted Columbia’s General Counsel, and got Athletics to grant them an exception to use their logo on class t-shirts.
- CCSC gives you cash: Kevin Zhai strips into a speedo to convince you that your awesome student idea is worth funding (finally doing something with that $79k budget).
- Dining improvements: Dining Services has implemented a lot of changes after CCSC canvassing. CC 2015 is working on a big change to open Butler Java until 2am Mon-Thurs, in exchange for closing Cafe 212 at 8pm instead of 10pm (take poll to cast vote). The biggest thing left is that dangerous staircase in Ferris, which ESC 2015 is working on. Conan, CC’14 President, jokingly suggested that someone should just get injured on that staircase to prove its a hazard.
IN THE WORKS
- Space, space, space: The Manhattanville expansion is primarily for graduate schools, but we lucky undergraduates (plus GSAS) get to keep the leftovers: who will take over the vacated buildings such as the Business School? The Student Affairs Committee of the Senate is writing a report assessing student space needs on campus that’ll be released this April.
- Alcohol waste: Alex Jasiulek is working to allow student groups to save their leftover alcohol. Under current policy, all leftover alcohol must be disposed of at the end of an event. “It bothers me as an Irish man to see alcohol wasted,” Barry Weinberg, head of SGB, said.
- Student Space: Instead of revamping Lerner Piano Lounge & Broadway room, the plan now is to redo SGO and convert part of it into a “chill-out” student lounge.
- Peer advisors: Jared Odessky is working with Dean Rinere from Center of Student Advising to launch a peer-advising program in which students would be trained to advise other students on academic options. These advisors would be available at night after CSA closes.
- Financial aid: Costs have skyrocketed since Columbia instituted its “no-loan” policy, and administration is currently reviewing it. Barry Weinberg is in talks to put together a faculty Committee on Financial Aid & Admissions.
money shot via yourCCSC.com