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SGA: Constitutional Considerations, Different Ways of Knowing

Katheryn Thayer keeps you informed: At an hour overtime, tonight’s meeting was a nail-biter, folks. Most of that time was filled with debate over constitutional amendments. The president got downright snarly when representatives discussed having exclusively two-thirds majority votes, taking away her power to decide when 50+1 votes require a stronger consensus. The discussion was so heated that […]

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SGA: Student Health Updates, Allergy-Ridden Rejoice

Zoe Camp reports: Brenda Slade and Susan Quinby, of Student Health Services and Disability Services, respectively, paid SGA a visit. They brainstormed ideas for future projects like Well Women events (with massage chairs!) and a mentoring program pairing incoming students with Juniors and Seniors. They announced that Disability Services, in conjunction with Dining Services, plans […]

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SGA: Participation Edition

Next year, a program called the “Forum” will be held in the Diana, according to a guest from Student Life. The program will emphasize public speaking and take the form of a Roman forum. The guest hopes that the event will become part of Barnard tradition. SGA is looking into the possibility of Barnard’s participation […]

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SGA Town Hall on Diversity

Last night, the Barnard Student Government Association’s first Town Hall of the semester asked some pretty lofty questions—what does diversity mean? What can diversity mean? What should diversity mean? Bwog’s very own Katheryn Thayer reports back with some answers. Minori Takahashi, the Representative on Diversity, welcomed the program’s participants with a short speech urging us all to embrace our […]

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SGA Roundup: Sign Up For Things!

Remember when these took up so much space? SGA Bureau Chief Zoe Camp reports: Guests were the order of the evening. Claire Fram from Barnard Ecoreps, introduced the brand spankin’ new EcoActs section on their website for students to sign up for projects like the Barnard Clothing-Swap Coordinator, Earth week, etc. Bronwyn Moreno from Relay […]

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CCSC/SGA/ESC: Headlines Edition

Missing: CCSC – The meeting was canceled this Sunday. Diseased: ESC – Many members absent due to illness, minimal proceedings. Better Things To Do: SGA – Ranks also severely depleted. It’s rush season.

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SGA: Housing Revelations

Katheryn Thayer reports on last night’s SGA meeting. Coming up: Barnard Basketball Night! Saturday, February 5, 7pm at Levien Gym. Support the basketball team and breast cancer awareness! With special appearance from Bacchantae, singing the national anthem. EcoReps will hold their first potluck of the semester February 2 at 7 in the Diana dining room. The […]

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SGA: Bacchanal, Books, and Blood Drive

Zoe Camp reports from this week’s SGA meeting Representatives from Bacchanal mentioned that this year’s concert will likely use all of the allotted funds provided by both BC and CC. The headliner for Bacchanal has been picked at the desired price, but there’s no word on who it is. The details haven’t been finalized, but there […]

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SGA: Rhetorical Questions Edition

SGA met Monday. Bwog’s Katheryn Thayer was there. XMAS! 5 A Corporate Carol, the annual theater production, asked the council for $1000 so their show would be free for all. The council didn’t grant them the full $1000, but voted to award the group $500. Students Organization Committee advocated the revival of a long-dormant club […]

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Breaking: SGA Recognizes Greek Life

This just in! SGA has voted to recognize sororities at Barnard by a vote of 14-5. Zoe Camp reports. Some words from the SGA meeting happening now: SGA was asked why the student poll existed in the first place, to which SGA members replied, “the student body really stood up and there was a large […]

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SGA: A-Hinks Comin’ Atchya

Zoë Camp tells all! Of course, the night’s main point of interest was the revelation of the Greek Life poll results. But last night’s SGA meeting had other notable moments. Big Bossy Lady DSpar stopped by the meeting for about an hour to address a number of questions and to give attendees an update on […]

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SGA: Facilities O’Clock

Bwog’s Special Correspondent Zoe Camp reports from last night’s SGA meeting. Tonight’s special guest was Lisa Gamsu, Barnard’s Vice President for Administration and Capital Planning! And so ensued a lengthy conversation on all things Facilities: During the construction of the Diana, the Lewis Parlor was used as a common space. With the Diana completed, the […]

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SGA Town Hall: What We Talk About When We Talk About Barnard

There’s never a dull moment in the Diana Event Oval! Part-time SGA Bureau Chief/full-time proud Barnard woman Hannah Goldstein gives us the latest on the noteworthy political happenings out on the west side of B-way. Also, free food! College is all about soul-searching. Strange but true: there’s actually an entire institution whose sole function it […]

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SGA: Ethics and Value, Not Reason and Value

Katheryn Thayer reports from last night’s SGA meeting. Special guests! Representatives from Columbia’s women’s basketball team came in to chat about the upcoming season. Last year, a Barnard woman was Columbia’s first ever Player of the Year in the league. Upon hearing this, the Rep Council emitted a nice little “oooh” of surprise and pride. Hopefully […]

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SGA: Greek Life Recognition Up to EBear

Raph Debenedetti reports! Project Sunshine, a community service program that helps out children in St. Luke’s with activities and visits, has been recognized at Stage 1 by the SGA. Catch up on your Stage 1/Stage 2 lingo here. SGA discussed the three different options to find the best way to get the student body’s vote […]

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