October 31st, 2005
- Location: Sayles Hill 251
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Present: President C.J. Griffiths, Vice President Jim Watkins, Treasurer Laura Monn, Senators Alejandro Mendoza, Brittany Larson, Ben Egerman, Mathias Bell, Katie Magoon, Admire Kuchena, Trevor Burnham, Scott Konzem, John Smith-Ricco, Wendy Noel, Rivka Burstein-Stern, Tim Singer*, David Wiczer*, Ali Khaki, Cherise Jones, Evan Rowe, Will Huyhn, St. Olaf Liason Vanessa Witt, Associate Dean Joe Baggot, Director of Campus Activities Robin Hart Ruthenbeck (* denotes tardy)
- Absent: Senator Byron White
- Guests: Senate nominees: Evan Rowe and William Huynh
- Secretary: Signe Swenson
Excellent Halloween costumes worn by many.
Griffiths took part in interviewing applicants for replacement Senators. Monn had nothing to report, aside from budget committee. Watkins sent out information for the ad hoc committee for looking into constitutional review.
Special Allocations: $713
Go Club requested funds for 6 boards, a bid for 3 boards was made and the Senate voted and the bid for 3 boards passed.
The Coalition of Hmong Students requested funds to build a "room" for raising awareness. A student representing the group said that facilities asked that they buy the extension cords also. A motion was made to amend the bid (2x $3.99 plus tax). The Senate voted (2/3 required) and agreed to amend the bid, and then voted on the bid itself, which passed.
BSA requested funds for a chicken dinner and movie at Black house in memoriam of Rosa Parks. The bid was voted upon and was agreed upon unanimously.
The CSA requested funds for their membership fees as part of MAPCS. The bid passed unanimously.
The Martial Arts Association at Carleton was first, and the Senate voted to approve the charter.
NORML at Carleton is a group that supports the right of adults to use marijuana responsibly. It is a branch of a national organization. The Senate voted and the charter passed.
The Gentlemen's Breakfast Club charter was introduced with a change to include all genders and to clarify election of executives. A motion was made to approve the charter. Senate voted and the charter passed.
Vacant Senate Seats
Griffiths introduced the two new appointed senators who then introduced themselves. Evan Rowe and Will Huynh spoke regarding their reasons for wanting to be Senators and what they hope to accomplish as Senators. The Senate voted on the appointments and both passed.
One Card Program
Griffiths updated the group about the current steps in the move towards the one card system. Senators threw out ideas for names for the card and the money accounts on them. Penguin pounds, or bucks was one idea, knight$ or carl$, or Carl Card, Schiller bucks, Gould Card, Rubles were also ideas expressed. Senators also threw out ideas for pictures to go on the card such as the library, the chapel, first street and college street, Olin hall, and Musser. Some suggestions were more serious than others.
Mathias Bell presented a resolution on behalf of the EAC to have a full time sustainability coordinator on Campus. Bell spoke on the college's need for a coordinator and that there will be economic benefits to having one. The resolution would state the Senate's support of the college hiring a coordinator and a second ENTS intern. Motion was made to approve, seconded. Motion was made to table the resolution. Motion withdrawn. Motion was made to endorse the resolution and send the resolution to Governance Committee for further review. Senators voiced their support and the need for the college to have a coordinator. Smith-Ricco requested that the motion be separated the endorsement from sending the resolution to Governance. Khaki withdrew his motion. Singer spoke on the issue of the need for governance to be involved. A motion was made to pass a resolution support the EAC in hiring a sustainability coordinator and a second ENTS intern. Senators voted, and voting was unanimously in support of the resolution.
Konzem reported on the college having doubled heating costs and the need for maintenance of campus buildings. There was a lot of discussion at their last meeting about the arts at Carleton. They also discussed being prepared for disasters on campus, increasing student spending, adding 3 new faculty, and the status of student athletes. Mendoza added that there maybe a museum in the new middle school building and to elicit feedback. Konzem also added they are looking into hiring an architect by the time the class of 2007 graduates and a student committee may come into existence.
Burnham reported on the ECC's latest meeting in which a Music professor was concerned that extra-curriculars run into music events. The chair of the ECC proposed having a Katrina symposium on the first day of Spring Term. Planning for this would take place during winter term. Senators expressed sentiments that this would be both a good idea and a bad idea, because it is good to remember and take note of the long term implications of the hurricane, but that calling off a day of classes would not necessarily get students involved.
Egerman asked Senators who are on committees to send in updates on the committees for the end of the term report that PR is putting together. He also updated the group on efforts of creating a KRLX Senate news recording.
Singer spoke on curbing the mailbox stuffings through printing and mailing. Printing and Mailing Services are going to enforce the Bylaw which currently restricts CSA funding for being used towards all-campus mailings. He also spoke with the bookstore in which they expressed their support of ending the stuffings and using emails.
Mendoza spoke about the logistics of getting fair trade coffee in the dining halls. There are issues of equipment. He also added that the dining hall had their Halloween dinner tonight.
Task Force is trying to synchronize the clocks.
Motion to adjourn passed.