The Activities Board at Columbia wants to create a communal equipment rental program that aims to drive down technical costs and improve equipment quality for student groups.
Activities Board at Columbia
The process for student groups to reserve space is getting easier, Activities Board at Columbia leaders announced at the board’s annual town hall last week.
Columbia engineering students are campaigning to start an undergraduate chapter of the national American Indian Science and Engineering Society, an organization geared toward promoting the science and engineering fields.
Two multicultural student groups are on track to revive themselves after facing the threat of derecognition last semester.
The biggest changes include a transition to a direct democracy, a discretionary budget for representatives, and an improved relationship with Barnard Student Government Association's and the newly introduced Governing Board at Barnard.
The new leaders of ABC—the governing board that oversees cultural, performing arts, preprofessional, publication, and special interest groups on campus—say the board is at a pivotal stage going forward.
The Activities Board at Columbia is starting a website on which student publications can post their issues in an effort to gain readers and save paper.
To give it time to reconsider its policies and procedures, the Activities Board at Columbia will not recognize any new groups next semester.
ABC president Saketh Kalathur, CC ’13, would like to revamp the precalendaring process, which he said can be inefficient because a group’s specialized space needs are not taken into consideration.
The unanimous approval of the councils and governing boards is the latest addition to the growing chorus of student concerns that CUArts has not been proactive in supporting students’ artistic endeavors.
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