April 7th, 2003
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Present: Blaine Eubanks, President, Ainsley SeSure, Vice President, Seth Cooper, Treasurer, Dr. Chuck Ansell, Danny Greenberger, Chuk Kittredge, Hikaru Teramoto, CJ Griffiths, Scott Kleinheksel, Janet Bertok, Michael Moore, Shenita Ollie, Luke Hasskamp, Ellen Acree, Alex Cook, Matt Bartel, Dave Gold, Brian Kichler, Katie Rohach (inter campus senator)
- Absent: Jessica Kumar, Greg Rafert, Erin Williams
- Guests: Angela McLaughlin and Robin Hart, Senate Advisors
Call to Order, 7pm
President Eubanks: move to amend agenda -- Reid Koester and Dodd Sadeghi have resigned their senate positions. Brian Kichler is a one-term senator whose name was omitted from the list. I would like to recommend Colleen Miller, Taylor Valore and John Rent for BC positions. Kittredge: what is the experience of these three recommendations? John Rent: I am currently the CSA auditor in the business office. Motion to approve recommendations, seconded, approved 16:0:0.
Introductions by new and old senators
Task Force: Bertok, Hasskamp, Greenberger
Chartering Committee: Griffiths, Acree
ITS: Ansell, Gold, Moore (committee increased to three senate members rather than two by a vote of 14:0:0). Report: looking into getting better furniture in the computer labs. There will be remodeling this summer including more computer upgrades. There were some viruses that got into the computer system this weekend, that's why it was slow this weekend -- they are being cleaned out. Watch out when downloading MP3s -- students at other schools have been sued for having copy-written MP3s.
St. Olaf (Rohach): The Indigo Girls will be at St. Olaf on Thursday with Wynona LaDuke. Rockapella on Sunday was great, working on the Powder-Puff game for May 10th. Hart: There will be buses to and from the Indigo Girls concert -- there will be a BC request for the funding of this bus coming soon.
Governance: Teramoto, Kittredge, Kichler
PR: Hasskamp, Gold, Cook
BC: Bartel, Moore
Study break floors
Musser 2/3 (Cook) Watson 2/3 (Griffiths)
Musser 4 (Ollie) Watson 4-7 (Kittredge, this week only)
Myers 2/3/4 (Acree) Goodhue 1/2 (Kleinheksel)
Burton 1 (Eubanks) Goodhue 3/4 (Kichler)
Burton 2 (Gold) Nourse 1/2 (Bartel)
Burton 3 (Greenberger) Nourse 3/4 (Teramoto)
Burton 4 (Ansell) Email lists (LeSure, Williams)
Davis 1 (Hasskamp)
Davis 2/3 (Moore)
Davis 4 (Bertok)
Caucus: (issue brought to the senate by students Katie Jumbe and Filmona Gebreab) Personal attacks that are posted on caucus about new senators are disrespectful, insulting, and immature. These are student elected representatives which is insulting to those who voted. In-senate fighting should not be public, it is a very personal subject that should be taken up privately. We would like to see this new senate focus on the issues, not the bickering between senators. Motion to end discussion, seconded, passed (10:5:0).
Bartel: would like suggest new senate locations, possibly first Burton or first Nourse lounges. Eubanks: will continue looking into this idea. Hart: the senate meetings are open to all faculty and staff, and putting them in a dorm prohibits entry for all faculty and staff.
Introduction of Matt Strait, the CSA Senate webmaster. Ethan Sommer, the second webmaster was not in attendance.