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.
Administrators will allow swipe access for commuter students to at most one residence hall on campus, Engineering Student Council president Siddhant Bhatt, SEAS ’14, announced at Monday night’s ESC meeting.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science Committee on Instruction voted unanimously to remove the preprofessional requirement from the undergraduate core, beginning with the class of 2018.
Undergraduates will not be receiving access to the Wi-Fi network in the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library any time soon, despite the Engineering Student Council’s effort to change this policy.
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.
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.
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.
The It’s Always Sunny at Columbia party ran unopposed for CCSC executive board, while the PSet 150 party won the election for ESC executive board. Daphne Chen, CC ’14, and Siddhant Bhatt, SEAS ’14, will be the next presidents of the two councils.
The claim that uncontested elections arise due to a lack of effort undermines current initiatives to make recruitment and involvement in council fair and open to all.
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