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BSG passes torch, talks SAFC funding

May 4, 2023

Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) met this Wednesday for their final meeting of the year. Both current members and newly elected members of the 2023–24 BSG executive team attended the meeting.

Current BSG president Susu Gharib ’23 began the meeting by speaking about the wellness event BSG is hosting this Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dudley Coe Quad with Dottie’s Ice Cream.

The Class of 2026 Council is also hosting an event for the first year class on Thursday, May 11, with Gelato Fiasco, a tie-dye station and extra Class of 2026 t-shirts.

Chair of the Facilities and Sustainability Committee Sam Thomson ’24 provided an update on new eco-friendly dryer sheets distributed by BSG. Laundry machines across campus are slated to be replaced this summer, so dispensers for dryer sheets have been put on hold until they arrive. However, Facilities is planning on employing students to put together envelopes of dryer sheets for the Fall 2023 semester.

Kiley Briand ’25, the current Chair of the Treasury and the Chair of the Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC), said that the committee is currently working on operating budgets for next year’s student organizations and clubs. Because many organizations have requested an increase in funding, the SAFC will likely have to make some budget cuts.

Each BSG committee then convened to reflect on their year and discuss what they want to achieve in the future.

The meeting ended with Gharib passing the torch to incoming president Paul Wang ’24 with a ceremonial bang of the gavel.

“There’s a lot of potential and a lot of good work that’s been done this year that can continue on. Thank you all for your hard work and I’m excited to get things started,” Wang said.


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