Recommended cuts to health care, tuition, and retirement benefits have University faculty members up in arms, saying that the changes compound their decrease in real wages since the beginning of the recession—and warning of harm to the University's ability to draw new faculty.
The semester-long project that Gateway groups work on will likely be eliminated.
The senate Student Affairs Committee—which is composed of the student senators—will elect its chair or co-chairs by internal vote on Friday, to deal with issues from ROTC's implementation to course evaluations.
ROTC has not been an officially recognized group on campus since 1969.
"The elimination of ROTC was a symbolic gesture of frustration and anger towards policies and practices that people strongly disagreed with," Bollinger said on Friday.
University President Lee Bollinger has spent the last few years pushing Columbia to “go global,” and the conference was billed as a discussion of how the University can best execute those plans.
The resolution calls for all committee minutes to remain confidential for 50 years and establishes a mechanism for senators and outside scholars to request access to those minutes.
Business schools with more comprehensive disclosure policies than Columbia’s include the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and Stanford University—ranked first, third, fourth, and fifth best in the country, respectively, by Bloomberg Businessweek last year.
Forty-five percent of students voted in the CCSC election—an 18-20 percent increase in participation.
The resolution’s passage does not guarantee that ROTC will return to Columbia.
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