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$9,775 funded to INK

By Jonathan Edmondson
Arts & Entertainment Editor

INK proposed three high-volume requests at the Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The first event proposed was “The Goods,” featuring poet Marty McConnell. The event, as described by President Carly DaSilva, is a semesterly event fostering student performances from across campus, showcasing various artistic and creative skills. This year, INK hopes to have McConnell, a famous slam poet, headline the event.

SFB allocated $3,275 toward the event, and INK hopes to hold “The Goods” on Sunday, Nov. 22.

INK then proposed both of its Master Series events, in which a writer comes to campus for a lecture or workshop. The first event features Rachel McKibbens, an activist, playwright and slam poet.

“She’ll have experience talking to students about their work,” DaSilva said, alluding to McKibbens’ educational prowess.

The group was allocated $1,500 and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 12.

Finally, INK proposed for its second Master Series, which is scheduled to feature Edward Hirsch, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

As stated in their proposal, INK hopes this event will “enrich and broaden the creative writing and reading community at TCNJ.”

Hirsch, who writes poetry focusing on condensed versions of large concepts, is also an acclaimed critic.

The event, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 13, was funded to cover the speaker’s fees. The speaker requested that the specific amount not be disclosed.

Next, PRISM returned this week to propose another guest speaker. This time, the organization hopes to bring David Jay, founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN). Jay will discuss his own experiences as both an asexual and polyamorous individual.

“It’s really important that we bring someone to discuss a topic that isn’t well-represented on campus,”sophomore SFB representative Olivia Higbee said.

The group was allocated $1,000, and PRISM hopes to hold the talk sometime in November.

Finally, Student Government proposed their annual Fall Retreat to allow newly elected members to become more familiar with the expectations of the organization.

The group was allocated $970 and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 28.

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