September 19th, 2011
- Location: Weitz Center 236
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Present: Present: President Isaac Hodes, Vice President Yasin Dara, Treasurer Andria Hall, Senators Ulman, Abel, Han, Jack, Persen, Heavenrich, Gourevitch, Burke, McClellan, Ogilby, Somogyi, Heckman, Norgaard, Levonian.
- Absent: Absent: Senators Hillis and Fitzgerald
- Guests: CSA Advisor Lee Clark
- Secretary: Edward Malnar
The following Budget Committee recommendations were approved by the Senate.
Amount Requested: $350
Amount Recommended: $350
Amount Requested: $900*
Amount Recommended: $0
Amount requested: $3500
Amount Recommended: tabled for later discussion.
The Senate is interested in resuming a petition against the revision to Carleton’s new S/CR/NC policy. The main points of contention concern the removal of pre-scrunch and shifting the application deadline to the seventh week of the term. Senator Burke brought this to the ECC meeting last week and reported little response. Other senators are still hoping to gain a definite reason to enact the policy and it was suggested to send student representatives to the Town Hall meeting of November.
The Senate discussed the new flow of student traffic to and from the Weitz Center through town. Concerns include a lack of student parking and foot and bicycle traffic at uncontrolled intersections of Union Street.
All applications for the Appointments Committee are due Wednesday, September 21. The members of the Committee will review applications for all available positions within the CSA.
Also, there was discussion of appointing a Bookstore Committee to form Bookstore policies and help promote the Bookstore on campus.
The Senate discussed appointment to the position of CSL Representative.
In honor of Senator Burke’s 20th birthday, the Senate sang for him. Happy birthday, Patrick!
The Senate was asked to offer suggestions for preparing a commemorative event and contacting the Art Department to promote decorating the building.
Senators suggested ways to promote communication with the constituency.
Greater student participation in the Strategic Planning Meetings was suggested.
The rumors suggesting the CSA will never fund food for student cultural events was dispelled; requests can be made for educational purposes expecting that it will not provide a full meal. See the Budget Committee guidelines for more details.