Through the success of these events, it is clear that the Asian Caucus has developed a strategy for securing speakers that should be emulated.
The extent of GLC’s power ends with its presentation, report, and proposal. As an organization of student government, it can organize and fight for its cause, but cannot actually implement any of the policies it proposes for the University.Despite this, the proposal still remains a good first step toward its goals and, even if rejected, acts as a symbolic gesture declaring UGBC’s stance when it comes to this issue.
One of the most realistic and immediate ways for the administration to respond to these concerns and the complaints of groups such as Eradicate would be to institute an administrative position meant specifically to address these issues, an idea initially brought up by the Undergraduate Government of Boston College in its fall proposal.
When it comes to University spending, there is a persistent issue between the administration and a number of students: a perceived lack of interest in student needs when it comes to spending money. Since the process for the next fundraising campaign is just beginning, now is the perfect opportunity to confront these complaints from the outset, establishing a desire to collaborate with students on how money is spent.
A way for UGBC to build on the success of last year’s ‘What I Be’ project and take advantage of the interest generated by this upcoming year’s would be to craft a follow-up campaign that plays off these already addressed themes.
Although many are disappointed by the unexpected cancellation, it remains important to remember that the cancellation was prompted by Cox and the efforts that went into securing the talk in the first place are still worth commendation.
York has spent the past 22 years representing the best of the University both on and off the ice, ensuring excellence from both himself and his teams.
The program encourages students to shop at BC by incentivizing them. Now, when the Bookstore matches an online price, students will be able to receive their books immediately and save shipping costs.
Investing in the community surrounding BC shows genuine interest in improvement. While this money went to beautification, further installments of the $2.5 million will be used for causes to be determined.
One option CAB has to improve the system for selling these tickets in the future is to limit the number of tickets sold per student ID to one ticket.