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LDP considers Stephen A. Smith, Mike Ditka

By Jonathan Edmondson
Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, included multiple proposals from the Leadership Development Program ahead of its planned LeadWeek.

LDP’s first proposal was made in conjunction with the College Union Board and included plans for a keynote speaker during LeadWeek. The organization’s first choice is Daymond John, founder, president and CEO of FUBU, an iconic fashion brand. Other options include ESPN commentators Stephen A. Smith or Mike Ditka.

The event, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11, was allocated funds of $36,098.

Other events from LDP included STUD Team Builders, a teamwork and communication activity scheduled to take place in the Brower Student Center on Friday. Nov 14. The event was allocated funds of $750.

In addition, the organization proposed for its 11th annual Leadership Lockup, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 11. The event was tabled for now.

Other presenters included the Teachers of Young Children, who were allocated $1,900 to cover the costs of buses in order to transport students to the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. This event is the largest professional development conference in the nation and will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 7.

Finally, the Sophomore Class Council proposed to have a Sophomore Semi-Formal. The Class of 2017 hosted a similar event last year with much success and hopes to repeat that this year.

The event was allocated funds of $9,380.17 and is scheduled to take place on Friday, Nov. 21.


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