Now that the semester is settling down, Bwog will begin regular coverage of ESC, CCSC, and SGA meetings. The new ESC Bureau Chief, Rachel Deal, covered Monday night’s meeting.
Last evening, the Engineering Student Council’s first meeting of the semester took place, and President Caroline Park started the meeting off by emphasizing how excited she was to work with the various council members and to continue last year’s “really strong streak.” She also said she looked forward to bonding more and also getting to know members from the other councils at their upcoming retreat in upstate New York (which Dean Kromm will be attending for the first time).
A large part of the meeting was spent discussing the Food Insecurity Proposal, as VP Policy Meaghan Hurr wanted to get feedback from council members in person since a lot of the work done on the proposal was done over email during the summer. Park clarified that the councils needed students to donate at least 5,000 swipes in all in order for the proposal to pass, and she felt that the sense of urgency of this requirement was not being communicated very well. A current barrier to getting people to donate swipes is that Columbia Dining said they needed people to sign a physical sheet of paper to verify the donation of their swipes, but Class of 2018 President Vinay Mehta suggested that they could start using a Google form (for which you would have to sign in using your UNI) instead.
Mehta also discussed recent changes to the Art of Engineering course. Though the 2018 grade council originally pushed for an additional requirement that students join an engineering-related club, instructor David Vallancourt said he would only require that students join any club, and that participation would be based on an honor system. Vallancourt also said he would put the proxy card reader on hold for now unless attendance starts to drop significantly.
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