Dec. 2nd Minutes (don’t believe everything you read)

December 2, 2011, 5:20 p.m.
In attendance: Jake Heller, Mohammed Ademo, Purvi Thacker, Cassie Harvey, Elaisha Stokes, Lina Zeldovich, Annie Bergeron-Oliver, Andrew Katz, Bianca Consunji, Jasmeet Sindhu, Janet Upadhye, Nigel Chiwaya, Sean Easter, Sasha Schwendenwein, Jillian Sederholm, Russ Finkelstein, Ravi Kumar, Lindsay Minerva, Keldy Ortiz, Lambert Mbom, Travis Irvine, Nathan Vickers

Lucille’s Ball
Lucille’s ball is fast approaching. It’s really important to get everything in order right now.
The photo booth is organized, but we need a logo for the booth. Nigel will draft some designs (some variation of CUJ12 with the crown.) A few people have volunteered for decorations, and Bianca will be in charge of decorations. We still need more volunteers. The budget for decorations is $300-$400.
Raisa and Purvi will have a program ready by Sunday.
There are 9 RW1 classes that have signed up for roasts. They have to be up to 2.5 minutes. We need them by Friday, December 9 and we won’t accept them afterwards. RW1 students need to tell their professors that they’re being roasted.
There will be a tech run through either on Sunday December 12 or Monday, December 13.
Cleanup: We have nothing to do with cleanup except removing the photo booth and the decorations.
Promotion: We can start promoting the event on Monday, December 5. The event is December 13 at 6:30pm.
Guests: Everyone is allowed a plus 1, but make sure they carry their IDs. It’s $10 for guests to attend.
DJ: Russ’s DJ is willing to work for $200, but a P.A. would make it cost a lot more. The issue is that the DJ’s PA and the PA that everyone else needs to use might not be the same. Craig says we can do special things with lights to make it look nice.

Committee Updates
Speakers: Cassie’s been unable to connect with Sree for Spring prep date, but She’s taking ideas for Spring Prep Day speakers. Fareed Zakaria is a popular choice.
Film: Met with Reactive Films to discuss upcoming meetings: A civil rights film (with Harry Belafonte) for Black History Month and a Lucy Walker film (the Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom) for March. Lucy Walker might be willing to sit in for a panel because the film is 45 minutes. We might have to start a Reactive Film chapter. There is a third film, Misrepresentation, which would require a $150 screening fee.
Russ: Coming to America will be playing on Tuesday night in Stabile.
Swag: Sweatshirts will arrive on Tuesday, December 6. Raisa needs help giving them out. Look out for emails. We can give out the sweatshirts at the movie Tuesday night.
Student Life: The hard drive labeling campaign is the only thing left this semester. During winter break there will be a trip to the Anderson Cooper show on January 11 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. for a group of up to 50 people. There will also be at least two museum tours. Look for one event a week during the winter.

Misc
We should redesign the J-school press badge; the NYPD doesn’t respect them. We want something bigger, vertical, with bigger photos and that isn’t laminated. Nigel will draft a new design. We should reach out to CUNY and NYU about creating a unified J-school press badge.

Social Media Debate: The debate has been pushed back to Friday, December 16 because there’s no other date available. We’re trying to reach out other people and see if someone can come and cover the event. Someone will create a Storify about the event, and we’ll create a hub for the debate on the SPJ website. The hashtag of the event is #cujsmd. We want to make this a major event in the history of the J-school. The motion of the debate is “The boss can control what you do on social media: yes or no?”
Meeting is adjourned at 6:15[/toggle]

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