Starting this Monday, students waiting to request funds from the Student Budget Committee (SBC) can check on Twitter to see when their turn has arrived rather than loiter for hours in the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) office. In order to maximize efficiency in meeting with students, the SBC has launched a Twitter account, @Wesleyansbc, to update its followers on the SBC’s progress each night.
“The SBC blocks out the entirety of our Monday nights knowing we will be [in the WSA office] with students, but that doesn’t mean students block out their entire night to meet with the SBC,” said SBC Chair Andrew Huynh ’11. “It’s always been a problem, and quite frankly we weren’t really sure how to manage it. Some student groups have meetings with us for three to four minutes, others for 10 to 15 or even 20 minutes, depending on the nature of the actual requests.”
Several members of the SBC proposed the idea on Monday night. According to Huynh, the new initiative should help student groups estimate how much time remains until their own meeting is called, allowing them to come into the WSA office for a shorter amount of time. The Twitter will be updated by one member of the SBC each week.
“I think it’s a fantastic idea,” Huynh said. “But I can assure you now that it will not be used to post our thoughts on particular proposals that are coming in.”