Council Insider: Film Competition debated, Namesake Competition moved


Financial District, NEW YORK– The King's Council held their third meeting of the year this past Tuesday, discussing alumni relations, the Film Competition, and the Namesake Competition. Student Body President Samuel Tran informed the House presidents that a number of King's alumni have recently expressed interest in becoming more involved in student life. Last week, he met with alumna Liz Lindow and Assistant Dean of Students Shelli Cline to discuss the creation of an alumni adviser program, which could involve King's graduates in a sort of mentorship and advisory program.

Tran also re-raised the issue of the Film Competition, which had been temporarily tabled at the last Council meeting.

After a heated discussion, the presidents passed a resolution requesting that the Interregnum Committee consider making the competition part of the Long Term Art event during the three days of Interregnum itself. This proposal will be presented to the Committee by QE1 president Kate Knowlden at their next meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The eight presidents present also voted unanimously to move the Namesake Competition to the weekend of Jan. 26 in order to allow the King’s Debate Society to hold their annual tournament on the first weekend of February. This decision will be finalized when the Reagan and Churchill presidents submit their absentee votes via email later this week.

Sarah Doyal, the Director of Student Events, mentioned holding another all-student body game next semester. The actual game is to be determined, but it will not be Assassins.

Meetings of The King's Council are open to the entire King's community – students, faculty, and staff. The next one will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon in the new Founders' Room, in the Executive Suite on the 5th floor.