SFB funds Visiting Writers Series, Freshman Semi-Formal

By Amani Salahudeen
Staff Writer

The board funds Chabad’s Passover holiday event (Miguel Gonzalez / Photo Editor).

The Student Finance Board funded eight events at its meeting on Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Delta Sigma Theta was funded $3,950 for a speaker for its event titled, “I Never Thought About it Like That.” The speaker, Rasheed Ali Cromwell, is an attorney and Greek life expert. The event will be held on March 27 in the Decker Social Space from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

“His lecture series are more like a workshop,” said Gayle Mayani, a senior international studies and marketing double major and president of Delta Sigma Theta. “It would be a continued dialogue of the racial incidents that occurred last semester … we want our students to be student activists.”

The College’s Ski & Snowboarding Club requested $1,215 for a coach bus for its upcoming trip to Camelback Ski Resort in Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 10, from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The club was fully funded and the parties agreed on a 38-person bus to accommodate everyone.

INK, the College’s creative writing club, was fully funded $2,509 for its annual Visiting Writers Series, which consists of a presentation by a famous slam poetry author and a short meet-and-greet. This will take place on April 14 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Expenses will cover the speaker and space for the event.

“People perform poems,” said Emily Miller, a senior English major and president of INK. “It’s almost like a rap song.  The English department would help us advertise the event and get people to come.”

The College’s Deaf Hearing Connection presented for its bus trip to Gallaudet University, an institution for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Washington, D.C. This trip is open to American Sign Language majors, minors and those within the club, due to the distinct experience.

SFB funded the $1,723.70 requested. It will take place on March 25, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SFB fully funded the College’s Global Minds organization $1,538 for its United National Guided tour to the United Nations in New York on April 24 from 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

“This trip will encourage both domestic and international exchange students to value the importance of being more involved in an increasingly interconnected world where we can promote and encourage respect for human rights for all without divergence as to culture, race, ethnicity, gender or religion,” said Kia Fatahi, a sophomore international studies major and a member of Global Minds.

The organization is requesting that students pay an additional $10 for a permit fee.

The board fully funded the Freshman Class Council $3,887.48 for its Freshman Semi-Formal on March 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Cedar Garden Banquet Hall. The council is looking to charge $20 per person for food and asking for a service charge, a bus and DJ funding.

Chabad requested $2,854.12 for its Passover holiday celebration on April 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and requested funding for its Pre-Purim celebration for $2,396.05. SFB fully funded both proposals.

“The magician is there to provide an educational entertainment,” said David Zakaim, a sophomore special education and math double major and treasurer of Chabad. “It’s sort of a magical event.”

The Japanese Student Association requested $3,090.83 for the TCNJ Night Market event, which will be held on March 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Quimby’s Prairie.

“This event is free and open to all students,” said Nanako Kawasaki, a senior accounting major. “We want to relocate to Quimby’s Prairie to have a nicer event. We decided we needed more (space) due to the turnout we had last year.”

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