There was discussion of making cuts to programs, organizations, resources, etc. at last night's VSA Council meeting, sources report. Administration asked the VSA to evaluate where money can be saved during this time of national economic crisis.
The Vice President for Operations said the idea of "getting rid of Baldwin" is being considered. The VP continued to say, "We don't want to turn Baldwin into a drunk tank. If you're that irresponsible, maybe you should go to the hospital."
The Vice President for Student Life noted that Baldwin cannot be shut down, but the hours could be more selective.
Update: To clarify, the information above was taken from the Misc's live blogging of of the council meeting (available here). The VP of Operations quotes were quoted in the live blogging post, and noted on the Misc website as "verbatim quotes."
The VSA's discussion on budget cuts was not limited to Baldwin, and also included discussions of Media Resources and the use of fireworks at events, among other things.
Update 2: The VSA tells Mads that the item on the agenda involved how the economy is affecting Vassar. The VSA then proposed questions, including "are there any services that can be cut."
In addition, we are reminded that it is not the VSA who makes the decisions on budget cuts, and the discussion was a conversation, not a plan of action.
Update 3: Check out the comments for this post to see statements from VSA officers, including President Jimmy Kelly '09.