At its second meeting of the academic year, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) unanimously approved two routine motions. 

The first was to spend $200 to fund refreshments at the “Food for Thought” student lecture series, organized by BSG’s Committee on Academic Affairs. In past years the lectures have happened on Monday evenings in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. Educational, but generally lighthearted affairs, previous presentations have included talks on volcanoes, boy-band fandom, and even conspiracy theories regarding President Mills’ nefarious designs on Bowdoin’s squirrel population.

The assembly also voted to retroactively put $500 toward the cost of the taco truck that was stationed outside of Ladd House during Epicuria. According to BSG President Chris Breen ’15, the student government split the overall cost of the truck with other campus organizations like the Office of Residential Life.

Breen said helping to fund the truck made sense, given BSG’s mandate to provide services to the student body.

“Any time that there’s an event on campus that we think many people will attend, we try to chip in. It was also a safety consideration,” he said.

BSG began its Wednesday meeting in a closed Executive Session at which Chair of the Judicial Board (J-Board) Jacques Larochelle ’15, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Leslie Levy, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Meadow Davis, and Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Education Benje Douglas reviewed last year’s judicial proceedings and explained how the J-Board functions.

BSG typically meets with representatives from the J-Board early on in the academic year for this purpose. During the year, the assembly also appoints a BSG member to provide input during the J-Board selection process, which happens in the spring semester.