The Engineering Student Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a new initiative that will provide five $1,000 grants to students interested in creating their own engineering projects.
At the end of last semester, then-candidate for president of Columbia College Student Council, Daphne Chen, CC ’14, suggested a merger between CCSC and Engineering Student Council.
Amid questions over the decision to hold an indirect election to fill a vacant Columbia College seat in the University Senate, Columbia College Student Council announced Sunday it would instead hold a direct election.
First-year class council candidates discussed the honor code, class registration, and the relationship between councils at a series of debates on Sunday.
Columbia’s undergraduate student councils are divided over a proposal to implement a new academic honor code.
The Pass/D/Fail measure for all first-years merely ignores potential causes of stress that lie at the root of the problem for first years.
First-years from all four undergraduate schools could be reciting an honor pledge during convocation as soon as next semester, and an honor code could be printed on Columbia blue books.
Columbia College Student Council passed a near-unanimous resolution on Sunday night to form the task force, and the Engineering Student Council is expected to approve the same resolution Tuesday night.
Advocates for the policy change say it would help students adjust to the college workload and ease the transition from high school, but other students are worried about the restrictions it would place on first-years.
P/D/F for the first semester of college has enough advantages to merit a trial run.
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