July 3, 2020
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Bill Nye bails

By Alex Baldino
Staff Writer

The Student Finance Board (SFB) met to discuss replacing the previously scheduled Bill Nye event on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Brower Student Center Room 104.

Nye, who was originally slated to appear sometime in March, has left an opening in the schedule. Yes Theory, a Canadian YouTube group, will be taking his place. 

Yes Theory first gained national media attention with its message of inclusivity in the wake of terror attacks. The group’s motto, “Seek Discomfort,” motivates fans to break out of their comfort zones. 

The event was funded $56,259.91 and is set to take place in Kendall Hall from 7 to 11 p.m. on April 7. The event will be free for students and will feature a Q&A, followed by a meet-and-greet. 

Svanik Shirodkar, the SFB executive assistant who proposed the event on behalf of the club Late Night Take, pushed to have Yes Theory give a lecture instead of the Q&A. Negotiations are not yet complete. 

The $102,730.63 allocated to the Bill Nye event is currently frozen. If Nye changes his mind and  decides to come to the College, the funds are still there to fund his visit. 

Proposals from the New Jersey Christian Fellowship (NJCF) and the Healing Arts Club (HAC) were also discussed at the meeting. NJCF was funded $205.00 for its “Love Pours Over – Coffee House” event and the HAC was funded $400.00 for general supplies.

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