Positions being contested are CCSC and ESC Class of 2020 council, CCSC Class of 2017 representative, CCSC Sandwich Ambassador, and ESC’s 3-2, Disability and Accessibility, and International Students representatives.
NEWS: Student Life
Barnard’s Student Government Association announced the results of this year’s first-year class council elections—in which 45.7 percent of first-years voted—on Friday afternoon.
The Student Governing Board and the Activities Board at Columbia have finalized how they will allocate over half a million dollars to student groups for the 2016-17 year, marking the last step in the trickle-down of student activity fees from undergraduate councils.
FLIP—now in its third year as a student-run organization—held a meeting highlighting the first-generation, low-income community’s continued struggles with a lack of awareness from peers, disparate information about how to access services on campus, and gaps in financial assistance from the University.
Former third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader decried the lack of civic engagement among young people at Columbia on Monday afternoon.
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Candidates for Barnard Student Government Association’s first-year class council detailed their proposed platforms at the candidates’ forum on Sunday.
The SRI has yet to be welcomed with open arms. Despite studies that affirmed that continuous consent education is an effective tool in preventing sexual assault, low participation, fueled by a combination of apathy and skepticism about the effectiveness of the programs, persists.
Columbia is the only remaining Ivy League school without an LGBTQ center, leading students to call for increased support staff and space.
After the death of GS student Uriel Florez, the military veteran community at Columbia is reminded of the need for mental health resources and an internal support network.