As the HBS Student Association’s new bus service to New York City gears up for its first departure this Friday afternoon, more details about the service are emerging.
The bus is scheduled to leave the Spangler Parking Lot at 3:30 on Friday afternoon, and drop off the riders on 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in midtown Manhattan later that evening. It will leave Manhattan from the same spot at 1 p.m. the following Sunday.
The dropoff site is adjacent to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, giving riders easy access to New York City’s public transportation system.
Only about 40 seats are available on the bus, with tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the SA Ventures office, across from the Spangler Grille.
The round-trip fare will be just $75, and for security and record-keeping reasons, only round-trip tickets will be sold.
The service was launched after a poll of students last Spring and Summer indiciated significant interest in a convenient ride to the city. Comparisons with commercial bus services, as well as Amtrak trains and the air shuttles showed that the $75 price would be cost-effective.
Club Certification Gets Fresh Look
The HBS Student Association has formed a new task force to review the procedures for recognizing student clubs.
SA Co-President Mark Plunkett (OK) said at the SA Senate’s weekly meeting that the current procedures, which are contained in the SA Constitution, are very vague, specifying only that new clubs must “fill a need” on campus, without providing any additional guidance about how the need should be measured.
Sens. Chris Grosso (OH) and Kevin Mohr (OI) volunteered to be the initial members of the group.
In addition to determining if the provisions for new clubs need more detail, the task force may tackle some issues involving existing clubs. For instance, under the two-cohort system that existed before the Class of 2003, all clubs were required to have co-presidents, with at least one representing each cohort.
That provision is obviously outdated, although Mohr said the concept of co-presidents might endure.