The incredible Joseph Milholland skipped out on a night of celebrating before the last day of classes and
Bwog cupcakes to go to the last CCSC meeting of the semester and boy was it full of song, dance, nostalgia, and presents. Hey, Joseph goes to every meeting, he should totally have a CCSC Secret Santa.
The last CCSC Meeting of 2013 was dubbed “The Holiday Meeting” by President Chen, and it did have a festive cheer featuring both presents and heartfelt speeches.
But first, some final points of business. The CUIT Advisory Committee has been renamed the University Events Management Student Events Advisory Committee. It will have open meetings “once per month” and will also serve as the Governing Board of Barnard. The resolution proposing UEMSEAC passed. After that, each committee on CCSC gave a speech with background music emphasizing what they had accomplished over the years.
The Class of 2017, represented by President Anuj Sharma, picked “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” by Foster the People. They picked the “upbeat” and “nostalgic” song because they had “faced some obstacles” initially, but they had hosted a study break and, with the help of CCE, organized an “information session” that was so popular it will be repeated in January.
The Class of 2016, represented by President Ramis Wadood, picked “The Recipe” by Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre to celebrate the wide variety of specialties and ideas each member contributed to their work.
The Class of 2015, represented by President Michael Li, picked “The Click” by Good Charlotte. Over the semester, they had organized an event for transfer students, an alumni mixer, and an opportunity for free ice cream. Also, people who got onto the Dean’s List will now get an e-mail from Deantini.
Noah Swartz, head of the Finance Committee, picked the theme song from The Apprentice. Swartz thanked “non-elected members of the finance committee who did really amazing things” such as compiling a list of funding opportunities on campus, updating the websites for the governing boards, and “publishing financials.”
Briana Saddler, head of the Campus Life Committee, picked “Work” by Iggy Azalea because of all the “creative” and “physical work” they did, and they still have two more events left in the semester.
The Policy Committee, headed by Bob Sun, picked “Pit” because “there is a line in the song that says ‘Touched for the first time.’” This line, according to Sun, refers to the retreat the council took earlier in the semester. Sun emphasized the committee worked on “policies that weren’t as flashy” but “they had a real impact” such as improving LionShare, holding Housing accountable, and working on the sexual assault petition alongside the CU Dems.
The Communications Committee, headed by Peter Bailinson, picked “Roar” by Katy Perry because “if [the committee] doesn’t roar,” nobody on campus will hear about things. The committee experimented with not having meetings, but it didn’t work. However, the committee did have a “successful” advertising of WTFColumbia and Basketball Mania. The committee has a large amount of members, including all the elected members from the Class of 2017.
The Class of 2014, represented by Conan Cassidy, picked “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears. After so much time together, Cassidy stressed the members work well together. They also got class caridgans.
Marc Heinrich, speaking on behalf of the University Senators, did not pick a song, but he and his fellow senators did get “CUIT’s permission” for “reforming the print system” to a system that allows students to, among other things, see how heavy the print load is at specific printers. Plus, “Google Drive is ready to go” and “vanity e-mail addresses” are on the horizon. Gender inclusive bathrooms are coming to Lerner, and the Senate is looking at the sexual assault policy. The senate is also “working with Housing” so that people who had the ceiling fall on them got reimbursements. Other changes on the way include pedagogical training for TAs and working to “reform guest policy.” The senators are also “trying to change all the swipe systems in all the dorms” because the company that manufactured said systems went out of business.
The council then revealed it Secret Santa presents. The presents included a ping-pong set, NERF® Guns, a year’s subscription to GQ, beanies, socks with mustaches on them, Beard Lube™ (“one of the best shaving creams”), a chiropractic exam, the book Everything’s an Argument, and a Justin Beiber ornament. At the end of the meeting, President Chen thanked the council for all their hard work and, citing the sexual assault and Lenape petitions, said “people are seeing us as an actual venue to get things done.”
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