|College Council began the meeting with a moment of silence, for NBCTC/ Willinet
has chosen to cut both "Pets in the Workplace" and "Ed Bartelby's
Hour of Power (a cleaning show, which this week was going to feature the
various uses for the Dustbuster). These were favorites among Council members,
like myself. Que será, que será, Willinet del mio. One last
item of non-business: Tonight's Sharp-Dressed Councilmembers were Sam
Abelson (sporting the refined yet pronounced black power jacket and
tie that at once smacks of Will Smith of MIB and Mr.White of R.Dogs.) and
Mike Honeyrock Darowish (easing us with the oh-so familiar silk Tweety
Bird tie, encompassed by a snazzy vest which complimented the overall Octet
motif well). Onward to the goods:|
Introduction The NESCAC-NCAA Issue, while it now rivals the Security Blotter at the moment for importance on this campus, well behind the Party Policy, it is certainly en fuego elsewhere. Colby publicly humiliated their President, who is currently against NCAA play and a Wesleyan Student Assembly has begun a 4-6 hour fast, between lunch and dinner. The formerly(?) anti-NCAA Amherst President was caught looking into a filibuster...or, I was it into the "How to Beat Williams Occasionally" section of Blockbuster. Either way, Amanda and Mac, whom the WPD have cited as chief instigators of this glass breaking, keg-sized news at other campuses, should beware of care packages from NESCAC presidents other than Payne. No news on the Party P. Beginning to think it is one of those military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" deals until we are out of Court. But with a great hyphenated name like Jean Thorndike-Wilson, which is bound to carry weight in court, I have tremendous faith. Final note. For something reasonable like $50 in Ephpoints, Council has added two final reps. (Spencer/West and Dodd and its Extremities) to become the first complete (where every house is represented) delegation since it was full with Mark Hopkins at one end of the Log, and the Air Hockey tables at the other.
Budgets WSO, who has worked their hinnies off finding matching funds for a server, got down to a bare-naked request of $1250. Darowish, after a week of careful analysis and a card-carrying member of PPA (Penny-Pinchers Anonymous) , proposed $1250 of CCs dough. After some debate, it did pass 19-5-5. COOKING CLUB stepped up to the plate next, asking between $1000-1300. The biggies included a wok, blender, membership to Wild (mountaing)Oats, food and set of knives (I personally know a set of some Ginsu-jobbies that cut Dining Hall Donuts like butter for $19.95). Council tossed out lots of proposals, but settled on tabling it (28-1-0) based on options offered, yet not investigated, at the MCC who is trying to lure cooks to use their facilities more!
Committee Reports CEP (Cte on Educ. Pol.), according to rep. Allen Wong (00aw), has handled 6 contract major props this year. CEP is hoping to make Contract Major proposals, (scribe Bell perked his ears, a CM in Architecture) more thought out by getting the CM's advisor to become more active in general, therefore CEP is working on an appropriate routine with physical education dept., perhaps involving the Thighmaster. CEP is also struggling with hyphenated courses (101-2) and enforcing consistency for some students are skipping a half. Lastly, they are in touch with depts. regarding Foundation Courses, for students lacking analytical skills or riting good. CIT (Cte of Info Tech), again sent Shears "the Byte Barber" Choudhary (00sac) to speak to new phones coming to Jesup; the unexplained arrival of terminals in Baxter (they were supposed to reside/collect-dust in Jesup's cellar for at least another two weeks but someone accidently, in an effort to make space for some Stallonesque hamsters (hence the Colrain improvements), moved them to Baxter). Sheraz was advised by Shen to get on Academic Folders, since Arts257 and Envi302 are back-logged a month due to complications. Dining Services sent Katie Hansen (00kah) to report lowered prices for LittleSibs ($1.50 to $3); an upcoming survey in both the dining halls and in Baxter Lounge with four boxes for comments on Bfast,Lunch,Dinner and the Salad/ Bagel/Bread+Butter Bar. Suddenly, a sweeping, crescendoing loud burp of emphatic energy emerged from Nabavi that confirmed tonight's Special Dinner had deeply touched his Special Place. Young, perhaps having arrived in Greylock after Ben & Jerry had made a bee-line for Burlington, was not as moved. Library Cte Dallas devotee Deb Wilkie (98dsw) debuted during our downtime, and offered some of the latest from her cte. For instance, there is talk of taking out CDs from the Sawy., and putting the music collection on shelves. The worry: it is uncertain whether our embarrassingly large collection of Manilow may hurt/help our jungle-carrel-frequenting admissions tour groups. I say bring Barry to the people; we need to release the Barry in us all. Fact of the Day: Wtown Public Lib has 4,000 movies, good to know iif you are (1) careless, (2) know better than to selfreging yourself into Sketch 101: Dox and (3) like National Geographic's 1978 Engendered Species Series (comprising 3,800 videos).
Opinions with B.Connors. 1.Someone wrote in saying the weight room is monopolized by sports teams. If the two-members strong Badminton team is in there, one could argue it is being monopolized. Perhaps, the Sears Cup College should look into enhancing it. Midd. almost won Bell over on the weight room alone (proximity to North Adams, though, was the difference in the end). Ryan (00chr) is on it and is taking your email. A vote of confidence from Council could push this up a decade or two. 2.The Universal Ephcard machine is universally broken. Abelson and Security are thinking of putting a new ($5k) machine in Hopkins for safety-sake. Bell asks, in his tired state, since when is 24-7 Baxter Lounge this safe haven? I am thinking Sawyer, because you just can't sneak that one by the front desk. 3,Soap Dispensers in dorm bathrooms. Ever since the Health Center suddenly appeared in the corner of the mirror, refreshing Ephs of how handwashing works, I have been soaping myself silly. Council talked at length about this one. Brady, having done some preliminary soap-work, pointed out that soap in many places actually dries hands out and even smells bad. Bronfman, the apparent leader in this field, actually has moisturizing built into their pearly formula. Cost and consensus are needed for the next meeting to go forward. 4.An astute student pointed out that we have some lame Street names: Driscoll Hall Dr, AMT Dr., Lab Gloves Dr., and Berkshire Food Dr. A contest in the Alumni Review was suggested. I say tip a hat to the classy, retired big dogs through names like Stoddard Street, or Faison, Lane. 911 made them nec., but CC likes the idea and will investigate it further. 5.Leatherman, with CC and campus back (Bert is looking for those packing heat), may bring us an alt. 24 study space to Baxter (00arl). 6. Brady has nearly completed her self-appointed task of bring us evening OCC hours; stay tuned.
Open Time Cowley has crafted an ad hoc cte to look into all-campus voting in the future. Abelson announces that the WPD will not interrogate inebriated students in security escorts. In the scenario that created the hype, it involved a bit of vandalism and in that case, you may want to get a friend to take you down if you want to avoid the law. Walfish on Ice. While it might sell, Dave is not doing a one-man ice capades show, but reports that ice in the garage of Baxter can now be used for athletes, but no new machines (@ $2700 a shot). Kirtane (00mjk) says Hoops Tourney is going to be Spring St. prize-laden (I'm all over a Where'd You Get That? shopping spree) and be a significant show of support for the proposed court behind Mission. Lastly Nimetz would like a tube mounted in the B.Mailroom to get some news inside the bubble. Admittedly, I am now learning of this Clarence Thomas thing with Anita Hill. But at least I caught the bit on the Oper...ations of Dave K. in Waco, Texas and it looks like we are going to burn it all down. Who knows? Personally, I am a bit chilly and look forward to slipping into some cotton sheets and burn up under a comforter. Bell Blvd.
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