This week’s ESC general body meeting began with a presentation on University Life Events Council and featured several joint initiatives with the other undergraduate student councils.

Emily Eget (‘22), Chair of Outreach for the University Life Events Council joined the ESC for the beginning of this week’s general body meeting. Eget explained the role of the council and its various positions.

The University Life Events Council helps plan events and provides insight into what students are interested in. Council members also publicize and staff events. The council is composed of leadership which meets once a week, committee members, and school liaisons from Columbia’s graduate and undergraduate schools.

Eget encouraged ESC members to consider participating in the University Life Events Council. Student Body President Estevan Mesa (‘22) suggested incorporating some University Life Events Council responsibilities into ESC positions. Eget acknowledged this possibility and also explained that the council is still looking for a representative from SEAS.

Once this discussion concluded, ESC moved on to position updates. Mesa met with Vice President for Campus Services Scott Wright last week. Wright reported that student usage of the Via service was at its highest the night with 350 users the night after the reported robbery.

Mesa also reported that GSSC members reached out asking for ESC to work on a joint council resolution in favor of a tuition freeze. Last summer, GSSC helped pass a tuition freeze for the current school year. Given that the pandemic is ongoing, Mesa believes that continuing the tuition freeze would make sense.

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