Monday night, the ESC and friends convened to discuss matters of the upmost importance. Mainly, Homecoming, and who gets to sit at what tables. Bwogger Keenan Albee reports.
Some hurried formalities and a frenzied rundown of the week’s happenings preceded a nod to the elephant in the room at this Monday’s ESC meeting. Yep, you guessed it. The Watson fiasco took center stage beginning with a—rather dramatic—out-loud reading of the proposed action amendment. The amendment claims, among other things, that over 60% of Watson seating went unused during the first week of finals last spring, and that Business School reps have conceded that business students tend to make use of all that fine library space earlier in the day than undergrads.
Wording remained a point of contention for University Senator Akshay Shah, who proposed a preamble making clear that business school students also contribute funds to the library’s operation. The proposal was voted down, and the original amendment was passed despite the Senator’s dissent, albeit with minor modifications for clarity. This ups the student council support count for the amendment to two—GSSC was also prepared to vote on the amendment as of Tuesday night.
In things less related to battles over study space:
ESC holds meetings every Monday at 9:30pm in the Lerner Satow room. Be there or be square.