AAS Meeting Minutes

2/7/2005

SENIOR SENATORS

1

2

3

Elan Ghazal

x

x

x

Gabriel Mattera

x

x

x

Arpan Podduturi

E

/

x

Daniel Reiss

x

x

x

Christian Sanchez

U

x

x

Justin Sharaf

x

/

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

 

 

Rania Arja

x

x

x

Rob Cobbs

x

x

U

Viet Do

x

x

x

Techo Kim

x

x

x

Mike Simmons

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

 

 

Richa Bhala

E

x

x

Boris Bulayev

x

x

U

Avi Das

x

x

x

Will Havemann

E

x

x

Noah Isserman

x

x

x

Marco LoCascio

x

x

x

Anoop Menon

x

x

x

Jacob Thomas

E

x

x

 

 

 

 

FRESHMEN SENATORS

 

 

 

Avery Armour

x

x

U

Ali Berman

x

x

x

Raj Borsellino

x

x

x

Daniel de Zeeuw

x

x

x

Ali Khan

x

x

U

Spencer Robins

/

x

x

Erika Sams

U

x

x

Josh Stein

x

x

x

TOTAL SENATORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 

 

 

Ryan Park

x

x

U

David Scherr

x

x

x

Ian Shin

x

x

x

Ryan Smith

x

x

x

Roslynn Graves

E

x

x

 

 

 

 

MEETING DATES:

 

 

 

1 1/24/05

7

 

 

2 1/31/05

8

 

 

3 2/7/05

9

 

 

4 2/14/05

10

 

 

 

I.  Attendance

II.   

II. Call to Order at 9:07 pm

III. Approval of the minutes: Minutes approved.

IV. Officer Reports: None

V. Announcements:

  iPods drawing will be at 4 pm on Tuesday

  Will try to get campus maps on bus stops

  Motions are going to go through for student occupation of the alumni parking, April 1st alumni parking lot will be taken back for renovations

  JC has recognized 2 clubs

VII.  New Business:

Pros

-  Justin made the argument that the Senate should be consistent in not paying for transportation for clubs; other clubs might come forward and request money for transportation

-  Avi reminded the Senate that other clubs may also make the argument that transportation is integral to the club’s mission, e.g. Model U.N.’s going to Harvard

Cons

-  Marco said that the trip could only be done in the wilderness of NV

-  Cameron said that van rentals are central to the mission of the club, and the club has only asked for small amount to deflate the costs, so more people can come

-  Dan said that since BC has already approved of the funding; it’s unfair to de-fund them after the approval

-  Cameron said that the trip will train new outing leaders

-  Viet said that Outing Club helps a lot of people like the freshman during orientation (F.O.O.T. trips)

-  Avi argued for a funding system based on the club members’ financial need

Motion fails

BC recommendation passes with one Senator opposed.

  Recommendations for freshman spots in Advisory Committee on Student Life: Josh Stein and Spencer Robins. Nominees elected.

  Motion to pass Rania’s amendment for each Senator to complete a personal project

Pros

-  Would benefit the student body and make every Senator be proactive in helping the school

-  Richa argues that everyone only has to do one project, and just listen to his/her constituents and do what they want him/her to do

Cons

-  Marco: This amendment will cause Senators to scrape up projects at the last minute

-  Justin says that there are some logistical problems in the exact wording of the amendment

-  Justin says that the threat of barring senators from next senate election is empty to current seniors

-  Spencer says that students should be more aware that class projects are coming before this is implemented; it would also create a competitive senate that hurts itself; senators would be competing for student funds against clubs, for the discretionary fund

-  Dan says that this amendment makes class council projects the central part of the job of a senator

-  Viet argues that class council projects should be done on a senator’s own initiative, and not forcibly imposed on the senators

-  Anoop argues that projects he’s done in the past have always been expensive ones, and that when students are asked up front what they want, they always ask for expensive short-term things

-  Richa moves to amend Rania’s amendment to bar unproductive senators from the ballot, not from re-election

-  Christian argues that it will be very hard work for the Senate

Motion fails

-  Christian moves to make the JC look over the constitutionality of Rania’s amendment.

Motion passes

-  Justin moves to publicize in the Student that the Senate does not support Rania’s amendment.

Motion fails

-  Gabe discusses the option for the Senate to make a promise to have Rania withdraw her referendum, resubmit her referendum after JC recommends it, and only then would the referendum go to the student body

-  Dan moves to make an ad hoc committee to propose a viable rewording to Rania’s amendment, consisting of Ryan, Rania and 3 other senators

Motion passes

VI. New Business

None.

VIII.  Adjournment (11:25 pm)

 

SENIOR SENATORS

1

Elan Ghazal

N

Gabriel Mattera

N

Arpan Podduturi

N

Daniel Reiss

N

Christian Sanchez

N

Justin Sharaf

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR SENATORS

 

Rania Arja

Y

Rob Cobbs

 

Viet Do

N

Techo Kim

A

Mike Simmons

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATORS

 

Richa Bhala

N

Boris Bulayev

/

Avi Das

A

Will Havemann

N

Noah Isserman

Y

Marco LoCascio

N

Anoop Menon

N

Jacob Thomas

N

 

 

FRESHMEN SENATORS

 

Avery Armour

/

Ali Berman

A

Raj Borsellino

Y

Daniel de Zeeuw

N

Ali Khan

/

Spencer Robins

N

Erika Sams

N

Josh Stein

A

Vote totals: Y:

3

N:

16

 

 

Y = Yes

 

N = No

 

A = Abstention

 

/ = Not Present for Vote

 

VOTE DESCRIPTION:

 

1 Defund ACOC recommendation to $0-Fails