CUB requests money for Jack’s Mannequin

CUB requested money for Jack’s Mannequin and Christina Perri as performers for the fall concert. (Tom O'Dell / Photo Editor)

At the second-to-last Student Finance Board meeting of the semester, College Union Board requested a total of $72,000 for next semester’s fall concert. CUB plans to bid on piano-pop band Jack’s Mannequin as the headliner and Christina Perri as the opener. Jack’s Mannequin would cost an estimated $40,000 and Perri would cost $20,000, according to CUB representatives.

If those two acts are not available, CUB said, they would bid on acts such as Sara Bareilles, Dashboard Confessional, Regina Spektor or Ingrid Michaelson. The concert would take place in the Kendall Main Stage Theatre and those costs are included in the allotment. SFB voted unanimously to fund the bid.

“I like the concert because I don’t think we’ve had a soft and mellow concert in Kendall in three to four years … It’s been a lot of heavy stuff,” Warren Samlin, junior political science and finance double major and SFB administrative director, said.

SFB Executive Director Brad Van Arnum, senior economics major, expanded upon this in an e-mail interview: “The board felt that the fall concert artists would offer a different type of music than what has been offered at the fall concert in recent years. Whereas CUB has brought more punk and hard rock bands in the last two years, Jack’s Mannequin is a quieter artist that can make novel use of Kendall Hall (his performance, as well as that of the opener, would feature a piano for example).”

SFB denied funding to CUB’s fall comedy show by tabling the motion, which CUB proposed would include Bo Burnham as the headliner at $25,000 and Jo Koy as the opener for $15,000.

“We just wanted to make sure that for $15,000, the opener would perform for longer than 30 minutes, since the $25,000 headliner was performing for at least a full hour,” Van Arnum said. “Since last Wednesday, CUB has contacted the (opener) they had selected and has confirmed that this person would be willing to perform for longer for $15,000.”

Other names CUB suggested for the show were Mike Birbuglia, Donald Glover and Ralphie May.

Animal Rights New Jersey was allotted $379.75 for the rights to show the award-winning documentary “The Cove” today, in a venue that is yet to be announced.

SFB unanimously voted to fund CARIBSA, the Caribbean Student Association, in the future.

“I like this group a lot,” Garrett Hoffman, senior mathematics major and SFB equipment manager, said. “I really like the events these groups put on … This is a culture a lot of people will get excited about.”

“CARIBSA seems to be a group that has already proven itself as an organization by holding interesting and well-attended events,” Van Arnum said. “They also have an event planned for early next year that they will be requesting (today), a bus trip to New York City.”

Her Campus TCNJ was denied future funding because, according to the executive board, the group did not have any exact events or reasons for funding decided yet.

Caroline Russomano can be reached at russoma4@tcnj.edu.