On Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) discussed potential library renovations and voted on two proposals: the amendments to Student Activities Funding Committee’s (SAFC) Club Funding Guidelines and the Athletic Council’s event, Chuck-A-Puck.

The meeting began with Associate Librarian Judy Montgomery and College Librarian Marjorie Hassen announing that Hawthorne-Longfellow Library will undergo gradual changes to its study spaces over the next couple of months

“Is there enough quiet study space, enough collaborative?” asked Hassen. “These are the questions we need to ask as we think about changing spaces.”

The conversation about Hawthorne-Longfellow also focused on how to balance study spaces with room for books and collections. The discussion will continue with students’ input throughout the year.

Next, the BSG voted on proposed changes to the SAFC’s Club Funding Guidelines. The amendments passed with two members abstaining.

The two major changes are to section IV Traveling and section VII Conferences and Retreats.  The first change allows SAFC to fund trips in the United States within 500 miles of the College, and the second change made a distinction between competitive conferences and tournaments, and non-competitive conference workshops.

BSG then unanimously passed the Athletic Council’s proposal for $512 to fund the event Chuck-A-Puck, which will take place during halftime at the Bowdoin-Colby hockey game. Participants will buy foam pucks for $1 and then throw them onto the rink at halftime. The person whose puck lands closest to the center of the rink will win a $50 gift certificate to the Bowdoin Bookstore. Proceeds will go towards Relay for Life.

In the upcoming weeks, BSG will vote on proposed revisions to its bylaws for campaign reform concerning College Copy Center funds.