The student members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Budget Priorities (ACBP) are soliciting for student feedback on what at Williams is important to the student body. I’m withholding the e-mail address because the message was sent specifically to students, but feel free to sound off in the comments (especially you ’08 alums.) For the e-mail, click

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:18:08 -0400 18 of 6218
From: Michael Tcheyan
Subject: Student Feedback on Budget Priorities
To: WILLIAMS STUDENTS
Dear Students,

We are at a turning point in Williams history. We need your input.

The College’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Budget Priorities (ACBP) is meeting weekly to consider funding priorities and decide what college programs and expenditures the College should protect from budget cuts.

We want to make sure student voices are heard and programs important to students are protected in this process. College Council is currently planning and working to implement extensive outreach efforts to get your feedback and find out what is important to you. Soon after Spring Break, CC will be personally blitzing the campus to get your input. Look for us in the dining halls and around campus when you return.

Since the meetings are ongoing, immediate feedback is very important. We are writing to ask for your help now.

We have created an email account to collect your opinions. Email xxxxx@xxxxx.com to let us know what campus programs, facilities, initiatives and projects are important to you. While the student representatives on the ACBP do not have the ability to make final decisions, they do have the opportunity to advocate directly on your behalf.

We are interested in feedback on all aspects of Williams. However, we are particularly interested in input pertaining to your daily life on campus. Let us know which aspects of your Williams experience must be protected. The more detail and justification you provide, the more able we will be to make your case to the committee.

Sincerely,

Mike Tcheyan and Lizzy Brickley, College Council Co-Presidents

Peter Nurnberg and Jeremy Goldstein, ACBP Student Representatives

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