Monday, September 27, 2004

The Carnegie Pulse : Unisex bathrooms, Michael Moore, and Jeopardy! to hit campus

With the announcement of the semester's first political speaker, this week's Student Senate meeting sparked some controversy among attendants; still, with advances made in departments like dining and student affairs, the week was a progressive one for the governing student body.

After reporting on the cancellation of last Friday's McConomy movie due to sound problems, Activities Board chair Andrew Moore officially released his biggest news: "The whole Michael Moore contract should be signed today, hopefully."

Within the day, a deal with the controversial left-wing filmmaker was indeed finalized, but by the terms of Moore's contract, AB is not permitted to disclose the cost of his imminent visit. Some Senators were troubled by the fact that the cost of the lecture, an event funded by the student activities fee, will be kept confidential.

Senator Andres Bermudez called Moore's upcoming visit a "great event," but found it "very disturbing that the exact cost is being kept a secret."

Moore is slated to appear at Carnegie Mellon at 4:30 pm on October 6. Barring inclement weather, he will speak on a podium in front of Hammerschlag Hall; otherwise, the event will be moved down Forbes Avenue to the nearby Carnegie Music Hall. Tickets will be available this Tuesday from 8 am – 12 pm at a table in Wean Commons, with any remaining tickets available afterward at the UC Information desk. One ticket is allowed for each student with an official student ID card.

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