AAS SENATE MINUTES: Monday 3/31/03 9 PM, Converse Hall Cole Assembly Room

23rd Meeting of the '02-'03 AAS Senate - 8th Meeting of Spring 2003

 

I. Call to order (9:05PM)

II. Attendance

 

III.Announcement: (9:11PM)

a. Bob: 1st: publicizing voting and atendance records at election times, it's already a public information.

2nd: election table, in valentine, anyone to join: Luke, Ryan, Paige, Andre, Alex

b. Andre: tomorrow night is speech night at 9PM

C. Luke: faculty meeting tomorrow, one representative from each class should be there 7:30, red room

d: Ryan: 1st.forum with the campus police and deans, on Wednesday 8PM ,

2nd.hopefully next week we will have a five college planning board constitution to sumbit to the senate.

3rd. Next fall we will have direct deposit for student employees.

e: Alex : trustee advisory committee met on Friday, the three issues are : responses to the war, affirmative action, alumni network set up in differet cities.

 

IV:Minutes: 3/24/03 adopted

 

V: Report of the Treasurer:

Liv: Drew house requested 1000 dollars. Youth Action International requestsed 14924 dollars for 3 speakers and publicity for the first speaker and for request. We granted 2500 dollars for the third speaker for speaking fee and transportation. ASA is requesting "peeling the banana" performance piece, we are not funding it. College Republican College Convention sending 6 members for a convention, 210 dollars, we granted. A Walk Run 5k for diabete center, we funded the permit and the food and advertising for 215 dollars. PSA requested 200 dollars for educational material. We funded 100 dollars. The Taiko group requested 356 dollars for drums, we funded 116 dollars. 715 dollars for AIKYA. The NY Times Distribution Program, 2400 dollars for six weeks. We recommended zero for this.

The Mock Trial Team has made to the Nationals, requested 660 dollars, we granted. KASA requesting 1550 dollars for a speaker, we granted it. Pride Alliance requested 250 dollars, we are funding that in full. ASA requested 1010 dollars for a speaker, we are going to contact ASA due to confusion about the speaker. The recommendation is 0 right now. 6416 dollars requested in the week, 12788.62 remaining.

 

VI: Special Order

a. BC funding

Ian moved to pass, seconded discussion: Paris: can BC member explain. Geoff: we want to discuss the NY Times Distribution program. We see that there are enough copies available on campus. We don't see the need to increase funding. We won't end the program, just won't increase funding. Maria: (from ASA) to clear up confusion. Liv: the reason for not funding "peeling the banana" because of the transportation. Ben Falby (guest): we are here for the PSA. Thanks for helping us out in Feb. Last week, we spent 320 dollars for advertisement, gas... We are asking for reimbursement. Ryan: the interest in the news increase because of the war, so I am asking support for the NY Times Distribution program. Elan: I amend to increase funding PSA for 100 dollars. Second. Discussion called by Luke. SEE VOTE 19 BELOW. 19 3/31/03: 21-0-2 Amend: $100 more to PSA. PASSES. Amendment passed.

Lincoln: I tend to find there are no NY times in Valentine. For the remainder of the semester, it would be a good idea to increase the copies. I amend to increase the funding for the program. motion seconded. Julie: yield my time to Ryan. Ryan: most college have the same number of copies per student. Paris: can we do a trial for a week? Ryan: we could but it would just be a lot harder to get it through. We can't do less than 200. Geoff: I support the point of view. But every time I go to Valentine, I see papers. People need to make an active choice to be engaged. Andre: How come our president's office isn't funding it? Ryan: The President agreed to fund it. Then he avoided it after. I hope that by demonstrating that we can fund it for 6 weeks, he can continue it. Chee (guest): how are you going to distribute the extra copies. Ryan: we can work out the distribution. Matt: How many papers we are getting now. Ryan: 25 in Valentine. Matt: we are talking about an 8 fold increase. We cannot constantly funding things that people ask for. Ryan: that is not a lot of people, 1/8 of population reads it. Ian: not everyone will get a chance of reading the paper. Liv: for those students who don't make it to Valentine until 1:00 PM, there is no way for the students to obtain the paper. I suggest scatter distribution. Elan we can't compare to other students where president's office are funding it while we are not. Called the question. Julie objected. Stacey: it's a worthwhile investment.

Ros Foster (guest): there is the possibility for students to order their own copies. Luke: Is there anyway for the IT committee to make the news more accessible. Called question.

SEE VOTE 20 BELOW. 20 3/31/03: (Rcnsdrd., Vote 21) 10-9-4 Amend: $2400 to NYT Rdshp. Prog. PASSES, BUT RECONSIDERED IN VOTE 21. Amendment passes.

Julie: Huge number of abstention, we might not have discussed this issue fully. Stacey: moved to reconsider. Seconded. Luke: motion to do by voice. Called the question. Motion passed. Reconsidering. Discussion again. Angie: called the question, objected. Lincoln: the next five weeks are going to be high news time, given this time period, it is important to have this funding. Julie: I would want to know if the 25 copies would be indeed remain in Valentine. Ryan: 25 original copies would be there. Mihailis: do you have a number for the cost of 100 copies. Ryan: no. Ian: the most up to date news in from the internet. Matt: it's the president's office's responsibility. We need the money for the future. This does not provide the opportunity for every student. Geoff: there is a certain group to read the paper anyway, so they will get all the copies. It's a choice. Angie: this program is to encourage people who don't read the paper to read it. Luke: to show the president's office that the student care. Paris: this is something that would benefit the whole campus. John: people don't normally read the news just don't. Ryan: it would benefit a lot of people. Elan: please look at that as a BC issue. There's a lot of time left in the semester, and a lot of groups are requesting for money. Andre: why does the Senate week after week reconsider the issue of BC issue? Geoff: it's senate's job. BC can gain insight. We can spend the money to bring more diverse perspectives to the campus.

Called the question. Stacey objected. Luke: cap the student's list. Stacey: I suggest to write the letter to the president's office. Change to 2400 dollars to 2000 dollars. Caleb: it would promote discussion. Lincoln: we reconsider the issue not because we disrespect the BC. We need facts to provide for discussion. Will: we don't remember the last time to fund laziness. Liv: we are not frustrated.

SEE VOTE 21 BELOW. 21 3/31/03: 12-11-0 Amend: $2000 to NYT Rdrshp. Prog. PASSES AFTER RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE 20. 2000 dollars for the NY times program, and letter to the administration. Paris: called the question. Vote to pass BC funding recommendation. SEE VOTE 22 BELOW. 22 3/31/03: 20-0-1 (Twice-amended) BC Recs. PASSES.

b. committee elections

Ben: 1 BC spot. 1 spot for space allocation.

Nomination for BC spot: Matt nominated and accepted. No objection. Nomination for space allocation committee: AJ nominated and accepted. no objection.

VII: Unfinished business

1st: amendment passed by- laws. Date of spring election. Motion to change the by-laws to reflect the same election date as in the constitution. Luke called the question. SEE VOTE 23 BELOW. 23 3/31/03: 22-0-0 Align Bylaws election dates with Const. PASSES.

2nd: the list of committees has been completed and I am going to read through it. All senators vote on committee issues, senators should check with the committee chair to update the issue. Will: the committees sometimes are not filled. just want to clear it up. Julie: Are you sure the committee on commencement and honorary committee are different committees? Ben: we can amend it. We should elect the people in honorary degree committee, not commencement. Paris: are you going to address the issue about putting the statement of candidacy now or later? Ben: yes. Luke: motion to pass these by-laws. Seconded. Stacey called the questions. SEE VOTE 24 BELOW. 24 3/31/03: 22-0-0 Bylaws committee section changes PASSES. Ben: motion to allocate about the 150 dollars for candidacy statement distribution. Julie: can we hold on to this issue? Stacey: motion to extend till 10:50. Seconded. Motion passes. Stacey: make an amendment for candidacy statement on line but not on the ballot. Paris: since we can't put it on the student, so could it be a reference or link on line. Questions been called. SEE VOTE 25 BELOW. 25 3/31/03: 20-0-0 $125 from Admin. to mail elections info. PASSES.

 

3rd: Mike dropped the issue.

 

VIII: New Business

a. online

Elan passed.

b. discussion Andre: discussion revision for the 4/22 election. If you have a revision for the constitution, please send it to the JC.

 

c.pre-registration

Stacey: Senator if you have input for the meeting, then please e-mail me.

Hope to pass couple survey questions. Motion to put survey on the election ballot. Seconded. Ben called the questions. Vote: passed.

d. trustee

meeting Friday, anything want to be discussed? Please talk to Alex.

 

e. Dan: if there a tracking system (master constitution) to keep track of the revision on the constitution?

 

Lincoln motioned to adjourn. 10:40

 

 

REPORT OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT

Bob Razavi ’03

 

This Senate only has three regularly scheduled meetings after this one, so bring your lingering ideas to the meetings sooner rather than later. Newly elected members elected 4/8 and 4/22 will meet for the first time on Monday 4/28.

 

And after a meeting Ryan had with Shannon Gurek, the College Comptroller, it’s been announced that Direct Deposit for students will be implemented next Fall. Forms will be available then for students to fill out their banking information so they can have their paychecks automatically deposited directly into their bank account.

 

 

ROLL CALL VOTES

Vote Description:

19 3/31/03: 21-0-2 Amend: $100 more to PSA

20 3/31/03: (Rcnsdrd., Vote 21) 10-9-4 Amend: $2400 to NYT Rdshp. Prog.

21 3/31/03: 12-11-0 Amend: $2000 to NYT Rdrshp. Prog.

22 3/31/03: 20-0-1 (Twice-amended) BC Recs.

23 3/31/03: 22-0-0 Align Bylaws election dates with Const.

24 3/31/03: 22-0-0 Bylaws committee section changes

 

25 3/31/03: 20-0-0 $125 from Admin. to mail elections info

 

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SENIOR SENATORS

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Julie Babayan

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Ben Baum

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Dan Berch

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Rocio Digon

Mike Flood

Jesse Freedman

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Will Johnson

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Stacey Kennard

JUNIOR SENATORS

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Kay Bradley

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Mihailis Diamantis

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AJ Korytoski

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Lincoln Mayer

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Luke Swarthout

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Paris Wallace

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Geoff Walter

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

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Ethan Davis

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Elan Ghazal

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Angie Han

Maria Jones

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Christian Sanchez

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Paige Wallace

FIRST-YEAR SENATORS

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Rania Arja

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Caleb Deats

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John Lian

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Ian Shin

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Matt Vanneman