ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Jan. 22 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.
Meeting was called to order at 6:12 p.m.
Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, present
Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, present
Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present
Sergio Blanco, ASUCD senator, present
Chris Dietrich, ASUCD senator, present
Danny Garrett, ASUCD senator, left early
Erin Lebe, ASUCD senator, present, late
Erica Oropeza, ASUCD senator, present
Justin Patrizio, ASUCD senator, present
Laura Pulido, ASUCD senator, present
Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present
Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD senator, left early
Mo Torres, ASUCD senator, present
Jack Zwald, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present
Carrillo spoke about the possible addition of a U.S. Bank branch to the university and was open to suggestions from the public.
Blanco announced that there will be a financial aid workshop Feb. 4 in Tercero Main from 8 to 9 p.m.
Appointments and Confirmations
Business and Finance Commission
Tiffany Lee, first year international relations and Spanish major, Daniel Harry, sophomore civil engineering major, David Lie, senior managerial economics major, Jeffery Williams, first year international relations major, Ryan Meyernoff, sophomore political science major, and Stephan Abiu were all confirmed onto the commission.
Environmental Policy and Planning Commission
William Klien, Christopher Lorenz and Priya Shukla were all confirmed onto the commission.
Student-Police Relations Committee
Kara Anne Rodenhizer was appointed as chair of the committee.
Women’s Resource and Research Center representative Sonia Montoya made a presentation about the possible removal of the Gender Education Program and its importance on the campus community, including offering self-defense classes.
Consideration of Old Legislation
Senate Resolution 14, authored by Allison Tanner, co-authored by Kati Davalos and Jeremiah Kimel, to urge student affairs to incorporate the Gender Education program into the permanent Women’s Resource and Research Center budget, passed unanimously.
Senate Resolution 15, authored by Russell Manning, co-authored by Carrillo and introduced by Zwald, to urge the university to guarantee on-campus housing for first-year transfer students, passed unanimously.
Senate Bill 19, authored by Sean Stampfli, co-authored by Laura Brown and Ali Yani and introduced by Blanco, to require groups and clubs that are requesting funding for co-sponsorships from ASUCD Commissions to submit a completed ASUCD Co-Sponsorship Application, passed unanimously.
Melissa Whitney, Chief Justice of the court, announced that a discrepancy in the bylaws is being adjusted and that the pamphlet with information on the Court is being “spiffed” up for design.
Blanco discussed that Cal Grants are going to be cut, the Senate expressed concern.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:28 p.m.
ANGELA RUGGIERO compiles the Senate Briefs and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.