In the second Associated Students of Harvey Mudd College (ASHMC) Council meeting of the school year, members were given the opportunity to share their updates and plans and (at a plea from yours truly, the wide-eyed newbie reporter) state their names and titles. Fortunately for me, the meeting began slowly. Treasurer Jean-Claude de Sugny HM ’14 informed the Council about problems distributing its checks, an issue that would be resolved by the end of the day. Dormitory Affairs Chair Joey Klonowski HM ’14 discussed giving swipe access to the inner residence halls, namely South, which is currently full of leftover items from South’s auction. To general shock, Josh Sanz HM ’15, one of the residence hall’s presidents, informed the Council that “there’s actually some really cool stuff there.”*
Interim Associate Dean of Students Chris Brunelle arrived 20 minutes late, finally having located the all-glass meeting room. In his defense, Brunelle just came to HMC this fall. (I won’t mention that he spent the past nine years at Pitzer College.)
In other news, David Scott HM ’14, a member of the Committee for Activities Planning, complained that the opening budget for the newly chartered Adventure Club “seems very aggressive … when they haven’t even had one event.”
Finally, Junior Class President Mitch Horning HM ’15 suggested adding up to four class presidents to serve on ASHMC based on the model of having multiple presidents for each residence hall. All of ASHMC promptly shut down the idea and then reiterated their dissent for 21 minutes and 45 seconds.
*The sentiment was only slightly tempered by the note of desperation in his voice.