Introductions

  • Welcomed the new 2018 Class Council and Sandwich Ambassador to CCSC
    • 2018 Class Council: President Ezra Gontownik, Vice President Lani Allen, Representatives Kaz Costello, Millie Yang, Nicole Allicock
    • Sandwich Ambassador: Josh Burton

Updates

  • Campus Life
    • Homecoming: lot of marketing stuff coming out
    • Alumni and archives project
  • Communications
    • Progress on Navigate Columbia and WTF Columbia
  • President
    • “Its On Us” Roundtable: “It’s On Us” is a program from the White House about sexual assault prevention. The roundtable was with Valerie Jarrett, the White House’s Special Advisor on Sexual Assault. We will be talking a lot more in the coming days about how this campaign can be rolled out at Columbia
    • Meeting with Dean Valentini: discussed bystander intervention with upperclassmen and available late-night study spaces
    • Scott Wright: discussed the package center backups and solutions for that, Ferris Booth as a study space, and putting a second staircase in Ferris which will happen by the end of the year
    • Big meeting about Lerner Hall: reach out to Peter and he will get as many people as possible to attend
  • Finance
    • Class council budgets finalized
    • Capital Investment Funds went out to student groups
    • Resource Library: student project grant which went out last year; students will buy things like microphones and speaker phones to rent out; happening soon
    • Working on an Initiatives Fund which would find a way to fund groups who want to start ballot initiative
  • Policy
    • Grayson Warrick (Academic Affairs Representative), Ramis Wadood (University Senator), and Sejal Singh (VP Policy) met with Dr. Seward to talk about Attention Deficit/Learning Disorder testing. They identified a special emergency health fund that the university already has established which will now partially go towards supporting students who need AD/LD testing.
    • Housing Advisory Committee Meeting
      • Sean Ryan, 2017 President, reported that they would be giving students notifications by email before a fire alarm happens in their building
      • Chris Godshall, Student Services Representative, checked with Housing about ceiling collapses. Discovered that Housing has taken steps in McBain to check the ceilings, identified ceilings that were at risk and replaced them
      • Chris also asked about pest control. They will be talking to contractors about doing it more frequently, but they said that the most efficient way to do it will be to encourage students to immediately fill out a maintenance request if someone has a pest, and they will come to your room and do pest control.
    • Again starting the Morningside space initiative: New space is now opening up as graduate students move into Manhattanville. We want to articulate what the needs of undergraduates are, especially as valuable space in Uris and SIPA opens up.
  • Senate
    • Worked with President Bollinger’s office to secure student spots on search committees. There will be one male and one female athlete on the search committee to look for new athletic director. The search committee for the CUIT director will also have a student representative.
    • Rules Committee: The University Rules of Conduct govern free speech and protest on campus and have not been reviewed in decades. There will be 2 town halls in the Fall—one in October and one in November to look at the ways in which they are being revised.
  • 2015 Class Council
    • Senior sweater sales will go on until October 11
    • Rob the Mob, a movie screening with the Columbia College Alumni Association is on Tuesday
    • Lerner Pub this Thursday
    • Already started conversations about the senior homecoming event
    • Senior Week applications are closing Oct. 3
    • They are still soliciting feedback about the class day speaker
  • 2016 Class Council
    • Event on Thursday, 9/25: meet and greet with ESC 2016
    • Are getting designs finalized and approved for class apparel
  • 2017 Class Council
    • Finalized designs and getting quotes for class apparel
    • Appointed Ravi Sinha as treasurer
    • In the process of reviewing appointed council responses that they received

 

JCCC Members Vote

  • By the third CCSC meeting of the year, the Council needs to vote on who will sit on JCCC
    • JCCC is a fund that student groups apply to every week. The VP Finance and four other people sit on this.
  • Members to vote on: Richin Kabra (2016 Class Council Representative), Sameer (2016 Class Council Representative), Ryan (2015 Class Council Representative), and John (non-council member)
  • Vote: 28-0-3

 

Ivy Council, vote on Head Delegate

  • Presentation from Richin Kabra, 2016 Class Council Representative about what Ivy Council is
    • Network of individuals from all Ivy League schools who look at different practices at each school
    • CCSC’s relevance is that in March 2011, CCSC passed a resolution which stated that they would be electing the head delegate for the Ivy Council.
  • Ivy Council gave a recommendation of two individuals—one from CC and one from SEAS
  • Because the council felt like they needed to look at the applications for a longer time, they voted on the number of delegates being two instead of one and voted that one would be from SEAS and one from CC. The vote on the specific individuals would happen over email in the next 24 hours.
  • Vote on either one delegate or two delegates
    • 29-0-0
  • Vote on one CC and one SEAS candidate
    • 25-0-4

 

Bylaws Discussion/Vote

  • With regards to the judicial board for elections, the council discussed whether or not it should be strictly the senior class president that chairs the judicial board. This is what the constitution currently says
    • Vote: 28-0-1
  • Vote on whether or not a candidate can challenge multiple people about a conflict of interest of the judicial board
    • Because language needed to be changed, this will be voted on next week
  • With regards to the Committee on the Global Core and Committee on Science Instruction, council discussed whether they should be one or two year terms
    • VP Policy Sejal Singh and Academic Affairs Representative Grayson Warrick recommended one year terms because this holds the appointees more accountable to students, this is not unprecedented for groups to have one year terms for committee appointments, and there is no term limit so committee members can still serve for two or three years.
    • Council debated about whether we should vote directly on these appointments but decided that with the volume of applicants, it was infeasible to do so.
  • Decided to change the language to explicitly state that this will be decided within a working group that the VP Policy and Academic Affairs Representative will serve on, and will invite other council members to work on.
    • Voted on making the terms one year: 29-0-0
  • Also discussed making the bylaws review period 30 days after the first-years are elected, rather than 30 days after the beginning of school
    • Vote: 29-0-0
  • Other things to vote on are stylistic changes, i.e. replacing the term VP of Funding with VP of Finance
    • Vote: 29-0-0