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Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Oct. 2 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting started at 6:13 p.m.


Ivan Carillo, ASUCD president, arrived at 7:39 p.m.

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice-president, present

Erica Oropeza ASUCD senator pro tempore, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD senator, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, left at 8 p.m.

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, not present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD senator, left at 8 p.m.

Tracy Zeng, ASUCD senator, present


Appointments and Confirmations


Gender and Sexuality Commission

Erin Harrington, Alison Tanner, Laura Kroeger, Gaganjot “Bob” Bhatti and Kate Rockwell were confirmed to the Gender and Sexuality Commission.


External Affairs Commission

Kara Anne Rodenhizer was confirmed to the External Affairs Commission.


Business and Finance Commission

Joshua Mezhvinsky was confirmed to the Business and Finance Commission.


Outreach Assembly

Allison Knight was confirmed to the Outreach Assembly, Freshman outreach.

Gina Cho, was confirmed to the Outreach Assembly, Religion and Spirituality.



Cecilia Landholt from the Coffee House presented information about the Coho’s 40th anniversary celebration week – the week of Oct. 20. Special events include themed decade days, 40 cent coffee, a Coho Live contest and a cake-cutting celebration.


Jeremiah Kimelman, the campus safety coordinator, presented information on the statistics of crimes on campus. He announced that the blue light program will be eliminated from campus, as only four of the 300 times it was pulled were actual emergency situations.


Consideration of Old Legislation


Senate Bill 5, authored by Paul Harms, co-authored by Mark Champagne and Russell Manning and introduced by Saini to allocate $31,465 to Refrigerator Services from the Refrigerator Services Reserves in order to buy new micro-fridges to replace those that were too old or unusable, passed unanimously.


Senate Resolution 1, authored by Gregory Dizon, co-authored by Hyatt Cummings and Fluet and introduced by the External Affairs Commission to honor the Centennial Anniversary of the University of California, Davis, passed unanimously.


Public Discussion

A representative from the Cross Cultural Center announced the REACH retreat on Jan. 9 to 11, 2009. Applications are due Oct. 31.


Fluet announced that a new historian for UC Davis was hired for the Centennial and will compile oral history as well as research through campus sources such as The California Aggie.


Ahmed-Falol announced the ASUCD Fall Kickoff event on Oct. 21, 5 to 10 p.m. at Freeborn Hall featuring live music and information about ASUCD and its units.


Public Announcements

Lovell apologized for her lack of professionalism earlier in the meeting and for leaving early.


Schwartz also apologized for leaving early.


Other Business

Dizon announced the Davis Neighbors’ Night Out event on Oct. 5.


Chatham was selected as the Internet and Networking Committee representative.


Bianchi was selected as the Media Board representative.


Bianchi and Ahmed-Falol were selected as Unit Relocation and Space Allocation Committee representatives.


The Health and Fee Committee was announced as a new committee.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m.


ANGELA RUGGIERO compiles the senate briefs and can be reached at campus@californiaaggie.com


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