Back after a brief hiatus for fall break, ESC returned to discuss a survey, dining, and Shake Shack.

This week’s meeting began with a discussion of the soon-to-be-released Academic Well-Being Survey. The survey is meant to gauge the impact of policies that have been created or proposed to help students with their academic well-being. 

VP Communications Shomik Ghose (‘23) presented the survey to the council and allowed time for council members to suggest edits to the survey.

Student Body President Kennedy Salamat (‘23) suggested several edits to the survey in order to make it more user-friendly and concise. She also suggested that a question about last year’s three semester structure be clarified so students would not misunderstand it.

Following that discussion, the council paused to do a social media blast to promote an upcoming event. The event, which will be held on November 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in Lerner 555 is an Engineering Speaker Series Event featuring professors from the mechanical engineering department. All attendees will receive a meal from Shake Shack (vegetarian burgers will be available). 

Next, council members provided updates from meetings they attended in the past few weeks. Salamat met with Vice President of Facilities Scott Wright. They discussed the complaint raised at the last general body meeting about there not being Hallal options available on Saturdays. Wright noted that there are Hallal options in Ferris every day. However, he recognizes that these options may not have been known to students and may not have been labeled clearly. Therefore, in response to the complaint, dining halls will be posting more frequently to publicize the available Hallal options and will be more clearly labeling which foods are Hallal. 

In her meeting with Wright, Salamat also discussed the issue of students not being able to take food out of JJ’s Place. Wright was surprised to learn that this was the case. Moving forward, people will be allowed to take food out of JJ’s. 

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