September 19, 2020
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SFB funds museum trip, game night

By Ian Krietzberg
Staff Writer

The Student Finance Board funded two organizations at its meeting in the Brower Student Center Room 104 on Oct. 30, totaling an expense of more than $2,000. 

The board’s members gather to hear the organizations’ request (Ian Krietzberg / Staff Writer).

Members of the College’s Anthropology Society presented their proposal for a field trip to the Mutter and Penn Museums in Philadelphia.

Both museums encompass two sides of the anthropological field — the Mütter Museum is more focused on physical anthropology with a myriad of collections that focus on the human body, including dried, skeletal and wet specimens. 

Meanwhile, the Penn Museum focuses on archaeology. An anthropology professor of the College works at this museum, so the likelihood of a private tour is high. The trip is set to occur on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. 

The Anthropology Society requested a total of $1,707.20, which would cover the cost of busing to and from the museums. The amount requested is for a quote of 56 attendants, which may be far more than the number of people who actually attend the trip — only 10 people attended the same trip last year. However, the presenters said that there is far more interest this year, as they have had more time to advertise the trip.

SFB fully funded the event with the stipulation that the organization speaks with its liaison before booking the transportation to ensure that the size of the bus matches the amount of people that will be attending. Because of this, there is a possibility that the actual amount granted to the Anthropology Society will be less than the requested amount. 

Members of the Haitain Student Association requested $722.21 for their Carribean Game Night, Expenses will cover the costs of food and utensils. 

Jeff Moise, a senior sociology major who presented, described the event as a “chance to relax with friends and enjoy a good time.”

This event will include traditional cultural games. The event will showcase three Haitain, Jamaican and Hispanic cultures. According to the organization’s proposal, the event is designed to be inclusive to all students and offer an opportunity to increase exposure and knowledge of the Carribean student population. 

The event will include both Haitian and Jamaican food, and will be co-sponsored by Union Latina, the Black Student Union and the Association of Students for Africa. It will take place on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Decker Social Space.

The board fully funded the game night. Expenses will cover the costs of food and utensils.

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