AAS SENATE MEETING

Monday, January 26, 2004

 

I. Attendance

SENIOR SENATORS

1

Kay Bradley

X

Geoffrey Brounell

U

Mihailis Diamantis

U

Lincoln Mayer

X

Luke Swarthout

X

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Ethan Davis

X

Rosalyn Foster

X

Jin-Young Kim

X

Daniel Reiss

U

David Scherr

X

Justin Sharaf

X

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

X

Taamiti Bankole

X

Caleb Deats

X

John Lian

X

Mira Serrill-Robins

X

Ian Shin

X

Matt Vanneman

X

FRESHMEN SENATORS

 

Richa Bhala

X

Avi Das

U

Noah Isserman

X

Marco Locascio

X

Gloria Monfrini

X

Levan Moulton

X

Christina Ryu

X

Jacob Thomas

X

TOTAL SENATORS

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 

Andre Deckrow

X

Elan Ghazal

X

Ryan Park

X

Paris Wallace

X

 

LEGEND:

 

 

 

 

x = Present

 

 

 

E = Excused Absence

 

U = Unexcused Absence

/ = Half an Absence

 

II. Call to Order (9:03 PM)

 

III. Approval of the Minutes (9:04 PM)

Caleb: Motion to pass December 1, 2003 minutes.

Roz: Second.

Minutes approved by unanimous consent.

 

IV. Officer Reports (9:06 PM)

A. Vice President

Elan: I am not going to enforce the voting policy where you receive a half absence when you vote on behalf of someone else because we shouldn’t have that happening anyway Regarding new business, email me before the meeting so that I can include it in the agenda.

B. Treasurer

Paris: We need to go over the master general and the budget this semester. Everything is pretty much done.

They haven’t gotten back to us yet with the enrollment numbers.

Total Budget Stats

48%

Total Spring 2004 budget

$294,525.00

Total $ for Initial Allocation

$151,372.00

Total Requested

$322,778.83

Total Recommended

$148,662.00

% Recommended

98%

TTL Remaining

$2,710.00

 

Roz: Do we need to approve this?

Elan: Yes, because we have only approved the spring budget allocations.

C. JC Chair

Andre: The completed database of all of the clubs on campus is finished. It has been sent to the members of the e-board and the webmaster is going to put it up online. Secondly, the JC will be holding a hearing for the complaint regarding the Senate’s attendance policy. I am going to have to pick people to serve. Third, I am going to resign as JC Chair effective February 14th which is when the new JC chair will be elected.

Gloria: May I ask why you are stepping down?

Andre: I have lost a lot of faith in this organization and feel it is impotent and incompetent and do not feel it is something I want to associate myself with. I also have personal commitments to attend to.

 

V. Announcements (9:17 PM)

Matt: If you are planning on resigning, please tell me preferably by Thursday. I am in charge of the publicity which requires me to know. On February 3rd we will hold our elections informational meeting. I am planning on publicizing this on Friday and having it go through the weekend. We are going to have speech night on February 11th. The Student will publish everyone’s personal statement. On February 12th we will have elections proper.

Paris: When do we get replaced?

Matt: E-board will be replaces the second Tuesday in April.

Matt: Can I meet with the Elections Committee after the meeting?

Roz: When are candidate statements due?

Matt: Candidate statements will be emailed to me by February 6th.

 

Paris: I have created an interterm report and I was hoping that senators would want to look it over.

Luke: It seems like this report would be of interest to the trustees.

Paris: Ok, will you be in charge of getting it to them?

Luke: Yes. The Committee on Student Life met with the trustees over break. We actually floated an idea of making a significant increase in funds available for student fellowships in the non profit sector. I think this would go along with a discussion about interterm and expanding students’ options while out of school. It is sort of a long term project.

Ryan: Next meeting I want to outline what I am planning on spending my time on this semester. I wanted to ask the sophomore and freshmen class councils if they are interested in working on a Sounds of Amherst music CD. If you are interested in using this as a class council project please meet with me. One other thing, hopefully this is the semester where we will put forward the honor code and see how the students and the faculty are going react to it.

Paris: Can the BC and its newly elected members meet after this meeting to figure out when we are going to meet this week.

 

VI. Special Orders (9:21 PM)

A. Committee elections

Elan: We need to pick spaces for Budgetary Committee, CPR, and CEP.

Jake: We are going to be meeting before elections. Shouldn’t the senior spot on the Space Allocation Committee be filled now?

Elan: We will fill that now.

Andre: I will step down for the sake of consistency so you need to fill that spot too.

BC nominations: Gloria, Jin-Young, Ian

Paris: We have one meeting a week that lasts 1-2 hours and office hours. Also, during budget time it is a big commitment.

Gloria, Jin-Young, and Ian are appointed by unanimous consent.

Committee on Priorities and Resources nominations: Levan

Levan is appointed by unanimous consent.

Luke: We would like someone who is a social sciences major to fill the position on the Committee on Educational Policy. It meets weekly.

Andre: Do we know if any of these are one year or two year terms?

Elan: I don’t have anything that lists it as being one or two years.

Ryan: The CEP is suppose to be a two year commitment

Luke: That is difficult to follow because people step down or go abroad.

CEP nominations: Noah

Noah is appointed by unanimous consent.

Committee on Health and Safety left open.

Lincoln: Trustee Advisory Committee partakes in the advisory process when there is an opening for a new trustee.

Luke: There are alumni trustees appointed by the alumni and that happens on a routine basis. I don’t have the timeline for that.

Trustee Advisory Committee on Trusteeship nominations: John

John is appointed by unanimous consent.

 

Gloria: Who resigned?

Elan: Some people will be coming back and formally resigning and that will be announced at that time.

Elan: Trustee Advisory Committee on Student Life needs an ‘05 and ‘06 position.

Space Allocation Committee E-board nominations: Paris

Space Allocation Committee Senior nominations: Kay

Paris and Kay are appointed by unanimous consent.

B. Spring Budget Approval

Roz: Motion to pass spring budget as written and read off by Paris.

Jake: Second.

Caleb: Call the question.

Spring Budget Approved 22-0-0.

SENIOR SENATORS

1

Kay Bradley

Y

Geoffrey Brounell

/

Miahilis Diamantis

/

Lincoln Mayer

Y

Luke Swarthout

Y

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Ethan Davis

Y

Rosalyn Foster

Y

Jin-Young Kim

Y

Daniel Reiss

/

David Scherr

Y

Justin Sharaf

Y

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

Y

Taamiti Bankole

Y

Caleb Deats

Y

John Lian

Y

Mira Serrill-Robins

Y

Ian Shin

Y

Matt Vanneman

Y

 

 

FRESHMEN SENATORS

 

Richa Bhala

Y

Avi Das

/

Noah Isserman

Y

Marco Locascio

Y

Gloria Monfrini

Y

Levan Moulton

Y

Christina Ryu

Y

Jacob Thomas

Y

 

 

Y = Yes

 

N = No

 

A = Abstention

 

/ = Not Present for Vote

 

 

VII. Adjournment (9:39 PM)