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CCSC Decides To File Report on CUCR To Student Group Adjudication Board

It’s the return of three hour CCSC meetings! Bwogger Nadra Rahman reports on Republicans, retorts, and well-meaning reports. Oh, and there are a few updates on Lerner space. The Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR) have come under fire this semester, drawing attention for hosting white nationalist Tommy Robinson at a heavily-protested campus event, and for planning […]

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GSSC Tables Request To Fund Roosevelt Institute

  Student government extraordinaire Joe Milholland is back again this week, covering the General Studies Student Council meeting, featuring the Roosevelt Institute, food insecurity, budget changes, and more. On Tuesday night, the General Studies Student Council. tabled a co-sponsorship proposal to fund $200 to the Roosevelt Institute and requested the group seek funding from the Joint […]

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Student Governing Board Releases Statements On SJP Banner

Columbia’s Student Governing Board, which is responsible for serving the needs of religious, political, or activist groups, contacted Bwog earlier today with two official statements regarding the SJP banner issue. Here’s a recap, for your convenience. Find the full statements after the jump: The first, signed by every member of the executive board except Tess […]

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New SGB Board Announced

SGB had its Town Hall last night and announced its 2104-2015 board. For those not in the know, SGB oversees organizations whose focuses are religious, political, spiritual, ideological, humanitarian, and activist. So, basically a lot. In addition, four new groups were recognized: Columbia University buildOn, Columbia Dorm Room Diplomacy (DRD), Columbia Crown&Cross, and Columbia University […]

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Know Your Governing Boards: SGB Edition

Listen up first-years: Columbia’s bureaucracy is like a can of alphabet soup—it’s a jumble of letters that may or may not actually mean anything to you. Bwog found its own can and happened to ladle out “SGB.” Here’s what we tasted: The Student Governing Board is, naturally, one of the governing boards for student organizations. […]

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Senior Wisdom: Daniel Bonner

Name, Hometown, School: Daniel Bonner; Johannesburg, South Africa and Dallas, Texas, USA; Columbia College Claim to fame? Gave you $$ as SGB Vice Chair, spent it as Hillel & Yavneh Prez. Founder, BonnerJams90 Inc. Where are you going? Staying in the city to work, finally explore below 110th street, and see how long I can stay away from […]

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SGB Elections: the Power, the Glory

Get excited, guys — following the recent election, SGB has changed its board. Say hello to the new powers that be: Chair: Abdul Rafay Hanif Vice-Chair: Preity Nita Ponnaganti Treasurer: Rajan Gupta Secretary: Rakhi Agrawal Representatives at Large: Fatimatou Diallo, Mariam Elnozahy, Tess Glassman-Kaufman, Ankita Gore, Shaynah Jones, Sameer Mishra, Adam Wilson In addition, four […]

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Everyone Wants to Save the Arts Initiative

Tonight, GSSC passed a resolution and SGB issued a statement calling on the administration to “Save the Arts Initiative.” SGA, ESC, and CCSC have already passed similar resolutions (and ABC issued a similar statement), while over 1,200 students and alums have individually signed a similar petition. All of the resolutions, statements, and petitions call on […]

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ABC ALSO Rejects Barnard’s Flyering Policy

ABC has just voted to join SGB in not complying with Barnard Student Life’s new Posting Policy.  This is a big step as ABC represents over 150 student groups.  In their statement (below) they announce that ABC will take full responsibility for any “sanctions” given to ABC groups who do not obtain approval before flyering.  The […]

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Senior Wisdom: Barry Weinberg

Name, Hometown, School, Major: Barry Weinberg, Indianapolis (a.k.a. “Indy,” “Naptown,” “the land that time forgot”), Columbia College, Political Science-Economics Major, EALAC concentrator Claim to Fame? That randomly intense guy who was always at CCSC saying “well, see, I was digging through the archives and there used to be…,” the reason CCSC no longer has instant-runoff […]

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SGB Adds Seven Groups and a New E-Board

Last night was the Student Governing Board’s semesterly town hall, a gathering of the leaders of dozens of student groups to elect a new executive board and decide whether to allow new groups to join SGB. The Student Governing Board (SGB) is an important, if largely unknown, institution at Columbia; created in the aftermath of […]

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Dinner with SGB: New Groups, A Chaplain’s Council, and A Possible Merger

Last night, in the Faculty House’s fancy Skyline Dining Room, representatives of the 89 activist, political, religious, and identity-explorative student groups represented by the Student Governing Board met came together dinner to induct new groups, create an advisory council for the University Chaplain’s Office, and debate whether or not they should merge with the Activities […]

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SGA: Full-Time Controversy and Co-Sponsored Debts

Tuition drama? Talk of co-sponsorships? Debt? Peter Sterne held his own at Monday night’s action-packed SGA meeting; here’s the rundown. A-Hinks stopped by to answer questions about Barnard’s new full-time enrollment policy. She stressed that Barnard has always expected students to enroll as full-time students for all eight semesters, though they have granted exceptions in […]

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Hello New SGB Board!

A hearty congrats to the new Student Governing Board e-board and reps, elected at this evening’s town hall. These are the guys that will approve funding for your activities that are “religious, spiritual, political, ideological, humanitarian, or activist in nature.” Chair: Barry Weinberg Vice-Chair : Daniel Bonner Treasurer: Alex Pae Secretary: Chloe Ruan Representatives: Danielle […]

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F@CU Makes It Rain

Today is a big day! F@CU has just released their 2010-2011 allocations for your governing boards. Let’s talk big numbers and little percentages, shall we? Activities Board: $393,459 granted, 7.4% increase from last year, 4.4% cut from requested allocation, which was $411,568 Club Sports Governing Board: $206,200 granted, 17% increase from last year’s allocation, $213,800 […]

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