AAS Minutes

4/18/2005

 

I.  Attendance

SENIOR SENATORS

12

Brian Lawrence

x

Gabriel Mattera

U

Arpan Podduturi

x

Daniel Reiss

x

Christian Sanchez

x

Justin Sharaf

x

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

x

Rob Cobbs

x

Viet Do

U

Jon Godsall

x

Techo Kim

x

Emily Silberstein

x

Mike Simmons

x

Matt Vanneman

x

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Richa Bhala

Boris Bulayev

x

Avi Das

x

Will Havemann

x

Noah Isserman

x

Marco LoCascio

x

Anoop Menon

x

Jacob Thomas

U

 

 

FRESHMEN SENATORS

 

Ali Berman

U

Raj Borsellino

x

Daniel de Zeeuw

x

Ali Khan

x

Spencer Robins

x

Erika Sams

x

Josh Stein

x

TOTAL SENATORS

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 

Ryan Park

x

David Scherr

x

Ian Shin

x

Ryan Smith

x

Roslynn Graves

x

 

 

LEGEND:

 

 

x = Present

 

E = Excused Absence

 

U = Unexcused Absence

 

/ = Half an Absence

 

 

 

II. Call to Order at 9:05 p.m.

III. Approval of the minutes: Minutes approved.

IV.  Officer Reports:

  Ryan: Talked to Hoffa about the career publication, and it is now pending. College Council will change fraternity policy on Wednesday.

  Dave: One more meeting next week, will approve Fall club budgets next Monday. Avery Armour has been removed from the Senate.

  Ian: Budgets are satisfactory except in the case of BSU $136,000 in club budgets and $47,000 in discretionary.

IV.  Announcements

  Justin: Senate elections tomorrow.

  Ian: Amherst Idol will be coming soon

  Erica: Working on getting campus maps at all bus stops. Hampshire is putting on racism workshop; Amherst students are invited to attend.

  Avi: Proposal to change Valentine policy; extend hours later. Treasurer will implement this before the next school year if approved.

V.  Special Orders

  Constitutional Amendment

o  Motion to change wording to “Judiciary Council which” from “Judiciary Council Chair”

o  Motion to strike the last two sentences and replace with words “make non-binding”

o  Motion to replace “AAS” to “student body”

o  Motions passed.

o  Motion to strike “10% of each class”

1.  It doesn’t matter how many ppl approve of in each class, when the whole school votes it down.

2.  40 ppl from each class is not very many, and it is easy to get their signatures

o  Motion failed.

o  Motion to 10% of students on campus as defined by the registrar’s office

o  Motion failed.

o  Motion to pass the amendment in these words: Any member of the student body in good standing shall be allowed to bring any question or amendment to referendum once it is signed by at least 10% of each class of the Student Body. Before obtaining any signatures from the student body, they must bring their referendum to the Judicial Council which will review its wording and make non-binding suggestions within one week.

o  Motion passes.

VI.  New Business

VII.  Adjournment (11:15 p.m.)

 

 

SENIOR SENATORS

1

Brian Lawrence

Y

Gabriel Mattera

Arpan Podduturi

Y

Daniel Reiss

N

Christian Sanchez

Y

Justin Sharaf

Y

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

Y

Rob Cobbs

N

Viet Do

Jon Godsall

Y

Techo Kim

Y

Emily Silberstein

Y

Mike Simmons

N

Matt Vanneman

N

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Richa Bhala

Y

Boris Bulayev

Y

Avi Das

Y

Will Havemann

Y

Noah Isserman

Y

Marco LoCascio

N

Anoop Menon

Y

Jacob Thomas

 

 

FRESHMEN SENATORS

 

Ali Berman

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel de Zeeuw

Y

Ali Khan

Y

Spencer Robins

Y

Erika Sams

Y

Josh Stein

A

Vote totals: Y:

19

N:

5

 

 

Y = Yes

 

N = No

 

A = Abstention

 

/ = Not Present for Vote

 

VOTE DESCRIPTION:

 

1 Amendment to referendum policy--PASS