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This Barnard Bearoness knows how to separate work from play. Shoutout to Maddie Stearn for always being committed to the grind and for hookin it up with all the news that’s goin on around town this week (and every week). Read on to learn juicy details about WBAR-B-Q and open SGA positions in this week’s SGA report. 

Things got a little wild at Monday night’s SGA meeting. The normally subdued Rep Council engaged in a plethora of unusual activities, including boisterous cheering, thunderous applause, and even some fake crying. The liveliness was understandable considering what day it was: the first meeting since the end of elections. The newly elected SGA members were present to introduce themselves for the first time, and of course the Rep Council could not contain its elation.

The out of the ordinary meeting lasted only 30 minutes, doubtless because the incoming and outgoing members had to conduct some secret rituals during the internal portion. Putting speculations aside, things did calm down a bit after the introductions. The rest of the external meeting was conducted in its usual fashion and the Rep Council heard two proposals from JCCC. The first was for the Asian Graduation Reception, which requested emergency funding for lapel pins (to be handed out to all seniors who attend the event). The committee in charge of acquiring the pins fell apart so the group requested funding from JCCC. SGA voted unanimously to provide the $565 (split among SGA, CCSC, and ESC) needed for the pins. The second proposal came from the Men’s Volleyball team for $2,104. VP of Finance Pascale Dugue recommended that SGA not supply funding as there are no Barnard students on the Men’s Volleyball team. SGA took Dugue’s recommendation and voted against the proposal.

After voting on the JCCC proposals the SGA meeting moved swiftly onward to external updates. Here are the highlights:

  • First Years: Remember to go to your dinner this Thursday, April 23 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the James Room (4th Floor) of Barnard Hall.
  • Channel your inner PI this Friday and participate in the Where’s Roaree Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will go from 12:00pm – 4:30pm and participants will get the chance to win $25 gift cards (or, if you’re lucky, a $100 gift card) to Morton Williams, Fairway Market, or The Heights. This event is open to all Columbia and Barnard students. To prepare for the big event, check out Bwog’s Roaree and Millie fanfic (WARNING: not PG).
  • WBAR-B-Q is this Saturday from 1:00pm – 8:00pm on Lehman Lawn! Free food from Chapati House will be served, so make sure to get there early.
  • The Committee on Arts will also be hosting a student art fair during WBAR-B-Q. Stop by and bask in the creativity of your fellow students.
  • The Junior Class Career and Networking Brunch this Saturday, April 25th. Don’t forget to register–there’s only 1 spot left!
  • Want to get involved with SGA? There’s still time! Go to the SGA elections website to see which positions are still open. Applications are due this Friday, April 24th at 5:00pm.
  • This Monday, April 27th the Senior Class Council, Senior Fund, and Senior Experience are co-hosting the Last Lunch on the Lawn from 11:00am – 2:00pm. This is your chance to give Maggie the Magnolia one last hug. It’s not all sad, though–there will be cupcake decorating, a photo booth, crafts, and free swag. You might still want to bring tissues, just in case.
  • The Committee on Campus Affairs is organizing an emergency response team. The program will begin in the Fall of 2015, but if you want to get involved in the brainstorming process email Maya Edwards at
  • Jason Williams, Manager of Hewitt Dining Hall, will continue holding office hours every Wednesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the North Alcove. The Food Advisory Board will also be posting the daily Hewitt menus on their Facebook page. You can also check out Campus Dish and the Barnard app for up-to-date menus.

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