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This Week in Joint Board

Matt Rosenbaum ’12 announced a compromise on the band Stateline at this week’s SGA Joint Board. After petitioners challenged the selection of the country and light rock band to perform Block Party, Rosenbaum, the organizer of the event, said that he will be limiting the amount of time Stateline plays. Freesound will also be provided a performance tent for student bands and groups.

VPSA Chris Dorman ’12 discussed a new program to provide car rides in town for intoxicated students of the College in an effort to prevent students from “consciously choosing” to drink and drive in order to avoid the police. He hopes that this could solve that problem.

Dorman also encouraged students to make safe choices on 4/20, saying that police are currently “cracking down” on drug-related offenses.

“I would cease and desist—especially if you’re dealing,” Dorman said.

The Harm Reduction Committee reported two more hospitalizations this weekend, although only one of them was alcohol-related. The total number of students hospitalized for alcohol this year stands at 26.

President Gabe Schechter ’12 discussed the College’s admittance policies with Joint Board, welcoming any comments on the make-up of new classes.

“We want to better shape upcoming classes. Not that all of [your classes] weren’t shaped with the greatest amount of delicacy,” Schechter said teasingly.

Joint Board approved Ultimate Frisbee’s budget for their next competition, and to the dismay of ACE Coordinator Austin Frerick ’12, senators also voted to approve increased funding for party budgets, despite the over-allocation of ACE’s funds for this semester (much of that money has been allocated but not spent).

Senator Sam Mulopulos ’14 introduced a resolution to abolish postering for events in campus loggias, and Solomon Miller (Editor-in-Chief of the S&B) introduced a resolution for the creation of an SGA Outreach Director to increase communication between the SGA and Grinnell’s students. Both were tabled for discussion next week.

SGA President-elect Colleen Osborne ’13 also introduced the appointed members of next year’s Cabinet to Joint Board, allowing senators to ask a series of often silly questions. Chloe Griffin ’14 will be ACE Coordinator, and her star sign is Virgo. Ron Chu ’13 will be Administrative Coordinator, and he can type at least 100 words a minute. Roni Finkelstein ’15, a writer for the S&B, will be Assistant Treasurer. Osborne said that Finkelstein is “really into” economics. Emily Evans ’13 will be Films Chair, and she is happy to share her “new, innovative ideas” with the rest of the campus. Zafreen Farishta ’13, a Big Sister in the Grinnell community, will be Services Coordinator. Last but not least, Poojith Padmaraj ’13 will return for a second term as Concerts Chair. Doubting his qualifications, Senator Alex Krempely ’13 asked him, “Why do you think you’d be a good Concerts Chair?”

-Compiled by Joe Wlos

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