We’re back with our weekly ESC coverage!
WikiCU is making a comeback, and despite what VP Communications Julia Joern said in meeting, we would like to state that it wasn’t Bwog’s fault that it’s been inactive–we just no longer had access to it due to a former tech guy not passing along the admin login. As Joern did point out, though, beloved Bwogger Rachel Deal helped track him down and retrieve the password.
VP Policy Zoha Qamar
Columbia has approved a women’s health utilities dispensary but hasn’t picked a place that is both open 24/7 and doesn’t need swipe access to place it in. If you have any suggestions, let your representatives know!
A couple of pretty cool things are coming up. There’s an alumni dinner today and tomorrow that may still have some spots open. Go grab some free dinner even if you aren’t interested in the actual event! Additionally, free SEAS 2019 hats are being given out today from 1-2 PM and Thursday 6-7 PM on Lerner Ramps. Junior boat cruise is coming up Tuesday 4/17 and tickets are $30 for CUID and a student plus non-student ticket is $75. There’s even a cost subsidizing form this year that will only be seen by administrators, which will reduce the regular ticket price to $10.
After two impeachment proceedings in one academic year, it was obvious that the ESC constitution did not have clear guidelines for impeachment. After much debate, the constitutional amendments have finally been voted upon. 14 votes were needed for each amendment to pass. Here are a list of approved changes:
1. When making a motion to impeach, the constitutional clauses that had been violated must also be stated. This passed unanimously.
2. A member that has violated their duties and position will be put under formal review, leaving impeachment as a last resort.
3. The impeachment committee used to say that it will be composed of four members, one from each of the four class councils, and two other representatives. The amendment changes “2 other members” to “1 from e-board and 1 other member”.
Other amendments, such as notifying the accused 48 hours ahead, or at the start of the meeting, did not pass, leaving the constitution, which states that “the impeached member must be informed of the motion for impeachment” but does not specify when, as is.
And that’s a wrap! Catch you next week for more ESC coverage.
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