SFB funds security for Dec. 3 Ann Coulter lecture

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously allocated $2,800 to the College Republicans on Nov. 12 to fund security for a Dec. 3 lecture by conservative author, commentator and activist Ann Coulter.

The Republican’s official proposal said Coulter will “discuss the 2008 elections and her analysis of the victors, the losers and the future of conservatism among other political topics pertinent to current events.”

“I don’t think we should skimp on security or decide ourselves the necessary number of police officers to be present in lieu of the potentially large number of protestors,” Mike Stolar, operations director, said.

TCNJ Musical Theatre was unanimously allocated $3,000 to pay Kendall Hall workers.

In their official proposal, the group said the workers are “needed during the school year to supervise rehearsals, technical rehearsals, build days and shows in the studio theatre and on the main stage.”

In a 7-0-5 vote, SFB denied a request by the Order of the Golden Lion (OGL) for $1,582.50.

The club wanted to fund an event titled “Ye Old Craft Workshop” to “provide medieval crafts to the student populous.”

The final board consensus was an insufficient number of new students would benefit from the event.

A request by the National Council of Negro Women for $1,441 to fund a Founder’s Day Banquet was unanimously denied.

James Gallagher, equipment center manager, felt “not only do we not fund banquets, but they were unsure of their numbers, so I don’t see how we could possibly fund such an event.”

In an 11-1-3 vote, SFB allocated $1,792 to the Japanese Club to host Banzai, an event intended to “spread Japanese culture by providing traditional Japanese food, modern Japanese entertainment, old Japanese games and old Japanese art forms.”

The activity is scheduled for Nov. 21 in the Cromwell Hall main lounge.

The French Club was allocated $773 to fund their Annual Soiree.

According to its official proposal, the purpose of the event is “to promote French culture through culinary and artistic immersion in a relaxed atmosphere.”

The event is scheduled for Dec. 2 in the Decker Hall main lounge.

The SFB, which had a balance of $200,277.59 prior to the meeting, allotted a total of $8,365.