Council Introduces ‘Thank Dooley It’s Friday’ Event
TGIF or TDIF?
The 57th Legislature of College Council (CC) discussed plans for a new initiative called “Thank Dooley It’s Friday” at its meeting Wednesday evening.
College senior and senior legislator Kala Simone Hurst, who developed the idea for the event, said students can expect a great time since it will celebrate the end of the week with food, music, games, performances and any activities that will help students kick-off their weekends. The event for students would take place on the last Friday of each month.
Hurst said she came up with the idea after receiving complaints from students that there are not enough fun activities on campus and because some students are unable to attend Wonderful Wednesday.
“Thank Dooley It’s Friday” would take place in the early evening, from either 5 to 7 or 6 to 8 p.m.
CC President and College senior Amitav Chakraborty said he was “really excited” about the idea, and that while it is currently in the planning stages, it could become a regular event at Emory.
In addition to the “Thank Dooley it’s Friday” initiative, CC focused on addressing student organizations’ funding requests.
CC also worked on defining its role in the affairs of student organizations as well as brainstorming new ideas for student activities.
The meeting opened with presentations from the leaders of student groups such as Mock Trial, the Latino Student Organization, Liberty in North Korea, the Persian Club and Model United Nations. These groups presented their operational and special events budgets to CC legislators.
CC passed all budgetary bills from the organizations that presented.
Chakraborty and College junior Kurtis Anderson, the vice president of administration, brought five bills before CC.
These bills involved making amendments to the size of the CC’s executive board, determining CC’s involvement in disputes between student groups on campus and discussing a timeline for student groups to request funding from the Council.
— By Joy-Annette Atsegbua