At Thursday’s town hall, the Student Governing Board reaffirmed a commitment to students' free speech and helping students navigate bureaucratic issues.
In an interview Wednesday, the deans talked about the brownstone review procedure, new oversight mechanisms for special interest communities, and the reasoning that limits Alpha Chi Omega to two Barnard residents in its brownstone
Dance teams and large orchestral ensembles often have extra difficulty finding rehearsal space, since they require larger rooms in which to practice—a pressing topic on campus in recent conversations about Lerner Hall renovations and the Arts Initiative.
In an email resigning as chair of the Greek Judicial Board, Matthew Renick blasted the administration for not giving AEPi and Pi Kappa Alpha their old brownstones back.
Alpha Chi Omega was the only Panhellenic Council sorority without a brownstone, although it has an East Campus townhouse. Lambda Phi Epsilon, the Asian-American interest fraternity, currently has an East Campus townhouse, and Q House is based out of a Ruggles Hall suite.
The changes address several, but not all, of the demands laid out in the petition. In an email to students, Smey said that the initiative would soon hire an associate director and form a student and faculty advisory group.
The Brownstone Review Committee selected Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Lambda Phi Epsilon, Manhattan House by the Native American Council, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Q House as finalists for three brownstones last month. Winners will be announced by Nov. 30.
Gelseigh Karl-Cannon, CC ’11, co-founded student cooking group 4local. She died in Denver Tuesday morning after she was hit by a truck while cycling.
The crowd at a Low Steps watch party peaked at about 300 people, all of them watching CNN’s coverage. The Columbia University College Republicans watched the results come in at Mel’s Burger Bar.
The petition comes following concerns that CUArts and its executive director, Melissa Smey, are not doing everything they can to support students' artistic pursuits on campus.
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