November 13th, 2006
- Location: Sayles Hill 251
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Present: President Jim Watkins, Vice President John Smith-Ricco, Treasurer Peter Fritz, Brandon Walker, Rich Majerus, Ben Barclay, Kelly Carlin, Evan Rowe, Love Anani, Jason Malashevich, Marquita Davis, Elizabeth Gray, Marshall McDonald, Erica Martinez, Yirong Zhu, Ali Khaki, Romeo Chichirau
- Secretary: Signe Swenson
Call to order
Approval of minutes
Fritz reported there will be an opening on BC for a student at large. There will also be one senate seat open.
BSA returned after their request to bring Saul Williams to St. Olaf's campus was tabled. The request was for $1800 and a full bid was recommended. Senators approved the bid.
Students for the Right to Bear Arms requested funding to host an event where students can play arcade games. BC recommended a full bid of $30. Senate approved the bid.
Boxes and Walls requested funding for supplies, advertising and trips to the cities to get the supplies. A bid of $402 was recommended by BC. Senators approved the bid.
Kendo Club requested $2695 to purchase 7 sets of armor for their weekly activities. A bid was made covering 5 sets costing $1925. That bid was recommended by BC. Senators approved the bid.
Carleton Table tennis requested $954 to provide two new tables and replace balls and rackets. A full bid was recommended and approved.
LASO requested funding to attend the National Leadership assembly conference. They requested $150 per person for 6 people. BC recommended a full bid. Senators approved the bid.
Walker reported the ECC met and approved the writing advisory board and will send it to the faculty meeting next term.
Carlin reported the EAC met and discussed a grant for biodiesel vehicles.
USA Today Program
Watkins shared the survey that will be sent out to gauge interest in newspapers for the USA Today program. The motion was made to approve the survey. Senators approved.
Fritz spoke with Jessica Goad who is doing a project on college governance. Goad is suggesting publishing the agenda online for more transparency and to get students interested. She suggests that an agenda committee is formed to set the agenda and publish it on Sundays. Gray stated she doesn't think a committee is necessary. Fritz pointed out that senators would have to come to the president with items for the agenda earlier than they usually do. Watkins suggested the new deadline be Friday afternoons so that the agenda can be set on Sundays.