Attendance

AAS Minutes

9/26/2005

 

I. Attendance

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

III. Approval of the minutes: Minutes approved.

IV.  Officer Reports:

o  Mike Simmons

o  Parliamentary procedure tapes are in the library for Senators’ reference

o  President Marx needs student input before he brings the issue of Socially Responsible Investing to the Trustees

o  Noah Isserman

o  About the “buddy” system for Hurricane victim students, names will be provided by next meeting

o  Ryan Smith

o  Questions about clubs, send them to Ryan

o  Please bring issues to the JC

o  Richa Bhala

o  New staff position for CAP

o  Met with all club leaders

o  Austin Yim

o  Could not update website because elections for committees have not been completed

Committee Reports

o  Dining services committee will be meeting on Thursdays

o  Committee on Educational Policy has met twice

o  CPR met last Wednesday

III.  Announcements

  Raj Borsellino

o  Has sent out emails about freshman Senate elections

o  12 candidates

o  Perhaps pizza should be used as an incentive to get people to come to Speech Night for these candidates

IV.  Special Orders

BC recommendations

  Motion to pass the BC recommendations.

  Avi calls to question. Mira objects.

  Amherst College Italian Club

o  Will have first meeting with pasta to discuss the missions of Italian club

o  Italian is not offered at Amherst this club will be a forum of students who are taking Italian off campus

  Raj calls to question. Rob objects.

  Frisbee Club

o  B.C. is not supposed to reimburse money to clubs. The Constitution states it plainly. However, if the Senate passes it, then it will be considered constitutional.

o  The registration fees should have been requested in a more timely fashion.

o  Event took place before the first meeting of the B.C.

o  Amos has spent his own money for a legitimate event this should be viewed as an exception to the statements in the Constitution.

  Janice calls to question. Jess objects.

  Avi moves to question. Mira seconds.

BC recommendations pass.

SENIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

-

Rob Cobbs

Y

Andrew Gehring

Y

David Gottlieb

Y

Caitlyn Phan

Y

Jessica Rothschild

A

Mira Serrill-Robins

Y

Emily Silberstein

Y

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Avi Das

A

Janice Djabatey

Y

Andrea Gyorody

Y

Charmel Maynard

Y

Jordan McKay

Y

Gloria Monfrini

Y

Ashley Rose

Y

Tim Zeiser

A

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Patrick Benson

Y

Adam Bookman

Y

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel De Zeeuw

A

Julie Kim

Y

Jason Kung

Y

Samantha Siegal

Y

Josh Stein

Y

 

V.  New Business

  Next Saturday will be Rosh Hashanah; some Senators will be attending a service that ends at 9:00 pm. Meeting will begin at 9:30 pm.

  For President Marx to bring the Socially Responsible Investing issue to Trustees, he needs to see massive student support. An all-college meeting should be endorsed for this issue.

o  Student support should be guaranteed before the Senate would endorse such a meeting.

o  President Marx would like Students to come up with a case for him to present to the Trustees.

o  The all-school meeting would be an intellectual forum for students to actively engage in the issue. President Marx wants to see that there is broad-based student support and that students have a good understanding of this issue.

o  President Marx requests this forum to address solely Sudan.

o  Avi motions to call an all-student meeting.

  Meeting will be more effective than an AAS email prodding students to vote.

  However, it is not worth it to have this meeting if not enough students will show up Senate needs to thoroughly support this.

  Students do not know what this meeting is about more effort should be put forth into garnering student awareness.

o  Senate charges Mike with writing a survey to be sent out to all students.

o  Other means of getting student support should be looked into e.g. tabling in Valentine, dorm-storming for personalized letters

o  For Marx to make a good case to the Trustees, student support in numbers is essential thus, an educational campaign about the reason for divesting Amherst’s money is necessary

o  Avi withdraws his motion. Josh objects.

o  Amos and Mike will come up with an idea for an educational campaign. Next week, they will ask for volunteers to help them from the Senate.

o  Motion to table Avi’s motion. Avi calls. Motion passes.

  Committee Elections

o  Information Technology Policy Committee (1 seat for 1 year position)

  Julie Kim, elect

o  Advisory Committee to the Committee on Trusteeship

  Josh Stein, elect

  Janice Djabatey

o  Trustee Advisory Committee for Student Life

  Patrick Benson

  Sam Siegal, elect

  Motion to have $150 for food incentives during Speech Night at 6:00 pm.

  Avi moves to question. Julie seconds.

  Gloria amends motion to $85. Josh calls. Jordan objects.

  Rob moves to question. Dave seconds.

  Motion fails.

SENIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

-

Rob Cobbs

Y

Andrew Gehring

N

David Gottlieb

N

Caitlyn Phan

N

Jessica Rothschild

N

Mira Serrill-Robins

N

Emily Silberstein

Y

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Avi Das

N

Janice Djabatey

Y

Andrea Gyorody

N

Charmel Maynard

N

Jordan McKay

N

Gloria Monfrini

Y

Ashley Rose

N

Tim Zeiser

N

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Patrick Benson

N

Adam Bookman

Y

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel De Zeeuw

Y

Julie Kim

N

Jason Kung

Y

Samantha Siegal

Y

Josh Stein

Y

 

  Motion to allocate $10 to BSU for publicity. Janice seconds.

  Raj calls to question.

  Rob moves to question.

  Motion passes.

SENIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

-

Rob Cobbs

Y

Andrew Gehring

Y

David Gottlieb

N

Caitlyn Phan

N

Jessica Rothschild

 

Mira Serrill-Robins

N

Emily Silberstein

Y

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Avi Das

A

Janice Djabatey

Y

Andrea Gyorody

N

Charmel Maynard

 

Jordan McKay

Y

Gloria Monfrini

Y

Ashley Rose

Y

Tim Zeiser

Y

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Patrick Benson

Y

Adam Bookman

Y

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel De Zeeuw

Y

Julie Kim

Y

Jason Kung

Y

Samantha Siegal

Y

Josh Stein

N

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

Mike Simmons

 

Noah Isserman

 

Richa Bhala

 

Ryan Smith

 

Austin Yim

 

 

VI.  Adjournment (11:11 p.m.)