Attendance

AAS Minutes

10/17/2005

 

I. Attendance

II. Call to Order at 9:08 p.m.

III. Approval of the minutes: Minutes approved.

IV.  Officer Reports:

o  Mike Simmons

o  Thanks to all the freshmen senators for joining the student government. Please feel free to ask any questions.

o  Austin has gotten the list of all the committees and committee chairs is now on the AAS website.

o  Could one senator track down all the dates that each committee is meeting?

o  CAP will be holding an open student meeting

o  Suggestion: Eliminate after-Senate meetings

o  Dean Haynes is here to provide guidance on Senator projects

o  As for Sudan, there was a huge turnout. The Sudan Divestment committee is now planning the next stage.

o  Five College student governments are planning to meet at the Lord Jeff Inn.

o  Ryan Smith

o  JC is in the process of trying to get clubs to do everything online from now on

o  Richa Bhala

o  Club budgeting are underway.

o  Budgets are due on Halloween at 5 p.m.

o  Austin Yim

o  There is an AAS website

Committee Reports

o  Trustee committee on Student Life talked about how to increase outreach-based classes.

o  CEP is presenting at a faculty meeting tomorrow night. The paper is on the Dean of Faculty’s webpage.

o  People on the Scrutiny Committee are trying to get more students involved and make the surveys better. Paid positions should be made available to make Scrutiny better.

o  Olio: Meeting and working on the yearbook.

o  ACPB: Had a great event on Saturday (Black Haze).

o  ACEMS: Getting reimbursements for the EMT course at Amherst. Will notify Julie when they are dealing with monetary issues.

III.  Announcements

  Ryan Smith

o  Sportsmen’s Club went to the shooting range; event went very well.

  Raj Borsellino

o  Met with Mike and Rania: trying to instill more solidarity among the Senate.

IV.  Special Orders

Freshmen senators are sworn in.

Steve from IT

  Would like some help with a survey coming out late October, early November.

  The survey regards the cellular reception on campus and how students are happy with their service.

  Hopes to plot graphically on campus where reception is bad and where it is good.

  May possibly use the leverage of numbers of students in need of better service to persuade vendors to install better service.

Dean Haynes (Advisor of AAS)

  Has been promoted to Associate Dean of Students. Has something to do with everything that doesn’t deal with academics or athletics.

  Plans interterm and spring weekend

  Responsibilities as a Senator

o  Get to know your class.

o  When sitting on committees, please pay attention and know that voting is a privilege.

o  The only reason a senator should abstain during a vote should be if a senator has a direct conflict of interest.

o  Know your constitution.

o  Please have respect for other peoples’ opinions.

Rania Arja

  Article I: One senator will do one project (can be a max of 4 people). The funds will come out from the Senate fund, which is about $6000 per semester.

  Project proposals are subject to Senate approval.

BC recommendations

  21% of the funds were recommended.

  BC gave the musical $10100, so technically this should go to referendum. The spirit of the amendment for amounts over $10000 to go to referendum is to make sure that the entire student body agrees with the event.

  Motion to divide musical from rest of the budget.

  Motion passes.

  Motion to approve the BC recommendations.

  Rania calls to question. Avi objects.

  The BSU issue is basically hearsay right now; no check requests have been submitted and nobody present now can account for what happened.

  Rania calls to question the BC recommendations.

SENIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

Y

Rob Cobbs

 

Andrew Gehring

Y

David Gottlieb

 

Caitlyn Phan

Y

Jessica Rothschild

Y

Mira Serrill-Robins

 

Emily Silberstein

 

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Avi Das

Y

Janice Djabatey

Y

Andrea Gyorody

Y

Charmel Maynard

Y

Jordan McKay

Y

Gloria Monfrini

 

Ashley Rose

Y

Tim Zeiser

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Patrick Benson

Y

Adam Bookman

Y

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel De Zeeuw

Y

Julie Kim

Y

Jason Kung

Y

Samantha Siegal

 

Josh Stein

Y

FRESHMEN

SENATORS

 

Jacqueline De La Fuente

Y

Anneliese Koehler

Y

Paul Nielsen

Y

Nicholas Pastan

Y

Jelani Lundy-Harris

Y

Michele Tran

Y

Ayyappan Venkatraman

Y

Shantel Watters

Y

 

  BC recs pass unanimously.

  Motion to approve the set construction instead of the lighting rental for the interterm musical, which will put the amount to $9,800.

o  Easily, 1000 students attend the musical. Thus, on a per person basis, the cost per student is about $10.

o  Student activities fees should not fund staff.

o  A referendum might be good to engage in student opinion.

o  If this were going to go to referendum, the student body will most likely vote yes, and also senators who hold strong to the constitution will be satisfied.

o  On the other hand, a low turnout for voting will look bad for the Senate.

o  Charmel calls to question.

o  Interterm musical is technically 4 shows, so it doesn’t have to go to referendum anyways.

  Jason calls to question.

SENIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

N

Rob Cobbs

 

Andrew Gehring

N

David Gottlieb

 

Caitlyn Phan

N

Jessica Rothschild

N

Mira Serrill-Robins

 

Emily Silberstein

 

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Avi Das

N

Janice Djabatey

Y

Andrea Gyorody

N

Charmel Maynard

N

Jordan McKay

N

Gloria Monfrini

 

Ashley Rose

N

Tim Zeiser

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Patrick Benson

N

Adam Bookman

Y

Raj Borsellino

N

Daniel De Zeeuw

N

Julie Kim

N

Jason Kung

N

Samantha Siegal

 

Josh Stein

Y

FRESHMEN

SENATORS

 

Jacqueline De La Fuente

N

Anneliese Koehler

N

Paul Nielsen

N

Nicholas Pastan

N

Jelani Lundy-Harris

N

Michele Tran

N

Ayyappan Venkatraman

N

Shantel Watters

N

o  Motion fails.

o  Senator calls to question.

SENIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

Y

Rob Cobbs

 

Andrew Gehring

Y

David Gottlieb

 

Caitlyn Phan

Y

Jessica Rothschild

Y

Mira Serrill-Robins

 

Emily Silberstein

 

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Avi Das

Y

Janice Djabatey

Y

Andrea Gyorody

Y

Charmel Maynard

Y

Jordan McKay

Y

Gloria Monfrini

 

Ashley Rose

Y

Tim Zeiser

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Patrick Benson

Y

Adam Bookman

Y

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel De Zeeuw

Y

Julie Kim

Y

Jason Kung

Y

Samantha Siegal

 

Josh Stein

Y

FRESHMEN

SENATORS

 

Jacqueline De La Fuente

Y

Anneliese Koehler

Y

Paul Nielsen

Y

Nicholas Pastan

Y

Jelani Lundy-Harris

Y

Michele Tran

Y

Ayyappan Venkatraman

Y

Shantel Watters

Y

o  Motion to fund $10,100 passes unanimously.

III.  New Business

  Debate on whether musical is one event is purely theoretical.

  Raj moves to question. Senators second.

  Motion fails (goes to referendum).

IV.  Adjournment (11:12 p.m.)