Just in case you were wondering if the Council was made up of a bunch of geeks, I would like to point to last weekend at the ho-down in Garfield where 80% of the Council body made an appearance (in some cases representing their respective houses in the responsible capacity of the 'designated drinker') in both shaking their booty and occasionally dancing. I happen to bring to the occasion a minor power tool adding a new dimension to Travolta's Staying Alive diagonal-pointing move. In any event, we all managed to get up the following Thursday evening to make it to College Council, in SpiffGriff® (old on outside, rip-roaring technology on the inside) where we (Sam Abelson '98) kept things moving in light of an (hot date) event that followed (Currier Club).
First thing we tackeld was a dicussion and vote on the subject of allowing "email@example.com" to simply handle the important stuff like "The Network will be working for a few hours, between repairs, so feel free to email during that time" or "The water will be off today, please the use showers at North Adams State College." And now you will have "firstname.lastname@example.org" which you can unsubscribe to and not receive those emails, no offense hopefully taken, from Psychology requesting your left hand for 45 minutes of pinching in exchange for a box of Grape Nuts and a small water. Bert Leatherman '00 put a proposal up on http://student 00arl.williams.edu/proposal.html for those interested in details. Council passed this proposal (creating campus@...) 21-0-0.
Medha Kirtane '00 spoke about a hope to raise money from the students to some degree in affording the proposed Bball court behind Mission. When asked why it must replace the exact location of the Beach Volleyball court Mac Harman '98 pointed out that it was a drainage issue as well a general desire (by the powers that be) to avoid paving another bit of Williams campus. Medha is also looking for feedback on the idea of a 3 on 3 Hoops tourney this Fall (email 00mjk).
Next came an ambitious member of the Williams College Stomp Squad (Molina) looking for acknowledgement by the Council as well as a few small items. Stomp, for those outside that circle, is a group which puts trash can lids on their feet and.... No, that's something else. Stomp is a group that consists of 25 people who have those great boom-cha-boom (hey hey) boom-cha-boom (hey ho) boom-cha-boom (hey-Amherst) boom-cha-boom (y'mofo) routines. What I particularly enjoyed was Molina's hope to actually, someday, get the real deal stomping boots. (You should see them in the catalog...I am thinking of picking up a pair myself and stomping on down to (promo coming up)
Hip Hop Hurray at the Log Tonight from 9-12...and don't forget to bring your booty (love that word)). Samantha Abelson '98, in a hurry for some (Currier Club) odd reason, moved to vote and it passed, 21-0-0. The Cooking Club appeared next with hummus and pitas (in a chip-like form) and were immediately recognized. Actually, we debated, despite the bribe, to make sure this group acts on a campus-wide effort in order to prevent it from becoming a tiny circle of people hoarding twinkies and therefore "decidedly shady" (Amanda Cowley '98). It will be well publicized, promised Denise Ramzy '00 and Matt Sccherer '00 who will be hosting this in the CES kitchen (perhaps Willinet will want to pick this up?). They were recognized by a vote of 19-0-2..
During Members Open Time, Ahn Nguyen '99 wondered if a light could be placed near the Hopkins Gate between Morgan and West and Abelson is on that. Mac suggested a move of old and therefore nearly useless (for Netscape purposes) email terminals in OCC to the Health Center so those feeling ill or relatively smashed can check email and replace the OCC varieties.
Lastly any treasurers who have not received funding need to get in touch with Mike Darowish (98med). The tobacco issue (support divesting or no) was debated at length and someone else (Chris Bell) in a hurry to pick up a (hot date) problem set after the meeting (Currier Club) moved to table discussion until more information is gathered. Passed 21-0-0. At long last, the recent NESCAC-NCAA issue was brought up in light of the upcoming meeting for President Payne regarding the 11 college's status. Basically, we are pretty much alone in our desire to stay in for good reasons (dominance). The student body can do any of three things to help us keep status:
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