By Jonathan Edmondson
Arts & Entertainment Editor
The Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, featured a variety of requests, including one new club and three large events from The College Union Board.
CUB first presented for their overnight bus trip to Boston, Mass. Having successfully run similar trips, CUB now plans to bring students on a tour of Fenway Park and allot time to explore Harvard Square for shopping and dining.
The event, which was allocated funds of $2,926, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
The next event proposed was the 2015 Welcome Back Lecture, which CUB also holds every year. Top choices for next semesters lecture include T.J. Miller, the voice of Fred from “Big Hero 6,” Josh Radnor from “How I Met Your Mother” and Josh Hodgeman of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
The event, which is scheduled to take place sometime between Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Jan. 29, was allocated funds of $28,598.
The last event proposed was the Spring Comedy Show. CUB hopes to get its first choice Adam DeVine, who created and stars in Comedy Central series “Workaholics” and is also known for starring in “Pitch Perfect.” Other options include American comedy troupe The Tenderloins and actor Nick Kroll.
The event, which will take place sometime next semester, was allocated funds of $50,680.
Student Government also presented for Finals Fest, which they have hosted in the past. This year, SG hopes to include BodyZen Massage Therapy and free pizza and smoothies.
The event was partially funded an amount of $7,220 and is scheduled to take place during the week of finals.
The Black Student Union also proposed for two events. The first was the Sankofa Ball, which will serve as a closing ceremony and final event for Black History Month. The event was partially funded an amount of $865 and is scheduled to take place in the Brower Student Center on Saturday, Feb. 28.
The second event that BSU proposed for was Pride Rock Fashion Show, which aims to bring attention to African inspired fashion designs. The event was tabled.
The Indian Student Association was the last to propose for its Coffeehouse, which will host performances from acts like Jiva and Taiko while serving coffee and traditional Indian desserts. The event was allocated funds of $500 and will take place sometime in December.
Finally, the Association of Students for Africa, which aims to increase the awareness of the African culture, diversity and its people at the College, was picked up as an SAF-funded club.