Senate Meeting

Apr. 14, 2008

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Apr. 17 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

Meeting began at 6:15 p.m.

Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, present

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, present

Rebecca Schwartz, senator pro-tempore, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present, arrived 8:18 from a break scheduled to end at 8:17

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD senator, present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD senator, present

Erica Oropeza, ASUCD senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present, arrived 7:33 from a break scheduled to end at 7:30

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, absent

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, present

Tracey Zeng, ASUCD senator, present, arrived 7:34 from a break scheduled to end at 7:30

Public announcements

Fred Wood, vice president of student affairs, presented chancellor’s laureates award to ASUCD.

Carrillo announced that Sodexho willbe usinga hybrid model of management now. Funds will come from student housing budget cuts, campus unions and state reserves. Some food prices may increase slightly and the process will take effect in approximately nine months.

Mark Champaign announced that at next Thursday’s meeting there will be a presentation on the new model.

Tho Nguyen, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major and member of the Vietnamese Student Association announced that VSA will have a bike-a-thon Apr. 26.

Dietrich announced 1000 Wells Project’s “two weeks of sacrifice” to benefit the construction of wells in Africa.

Jack Draper, chair of Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, announced that next week is Earth Week. There will be various events to celebrate and raise awareness for the Earth.

Appointments and confirmations


Priya Shukla, commissioner

Gender and Sexuality Commission

Nicole Hisaka, commissioner

Public discussion

Paul Harms thanked everyone who attended the Student Services and Fees Administrative Advisory Committee meeting regarding the 7 percent budget cut target for all UC Davis student affairs. He proposes that the next step should be a letter stating our opinions on the university’s proposal. Also proposed giving more funding to centers other than CAPS for mental health counselors.

Consideration of urgent legislation

ASUCD senate resolution authored by Paul Harms, co-authored by Oropeza, Zeng, Carrillo, Fluet, introduced by Zeng, urging the university administration to commit mental health funding to the Cross Cultural Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, and Women’s Resources and Research Center. The resolution was introduced as urgent because the SSFAAC proposed budget cuts to the counseling units, which the senate felt should not have a comprised budget, and will be voting on them next week. The resolution was passed unanimously.

Other business

Campus Media Board meeting discussed KDVS fundraiser and budget cuts.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

The ASUCD Senate Briefs are compiled by LAUREN STUESSY, who can be reached at