Nov. 5, 2009
ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Nov. 5 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.
The meeting was called to order at 6:11 p.m.
Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, present
Chris Dietrich, ASUCD vice president, present
Joemar Clemente, ASUCD senator, present
Danny Garrett, ASUCD senator, present
Justin Gold, ASUCD senator, arrived late
Erin Lebe, ASUCD senator, present
Kevin Massoudi, ASUCD senator, present
Justin Patrizio, ASUCD senator, present
Laura Pulido, ASUCD senator, present
Shawdee Rouhafza, ASUCD senator, present
Trevor Taylor, ASUCD senator, present
Mo Torres, ASUCD senator, present
Previn Witana, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present
Jack Zwald, ASUCD senator, present
Appointments and confirmations
The senate approved three new members to the ASUCD Court.
Darwin Moosavi was appointed Chair for the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, EPPC.
Guarev Kumar was appointed Experimental College Director.
Stephanie Pan, Caitlin Flint and Kevin Chu of Creative Media presented their three tentative redesigns for the ASUCD logo and talked about implementing the new logos on campus by winter quarter.
Consideration of old legislation
Senate Resolution #4 authored and introduced by Torres, to oppose fee increases for AB 540 students who are undocumented and ineligible for financial aid like other low-income students, passed unanimously.
Senate Bill #11, authored and introduced by Taylor, to allocate $244.66 from Capital Reserves to purchase a digital voice recorder to record and podcast ASUCD Senate meetings, passed unanimously.
Senate Bill #12, authored by Joey Chen of the Internal Affairs Commission (IAC), co-authored by Sophia Chan, Robert Hunt, Josh Mezhvinsky, Nancy Perez and Eli Yani, and introduced by the IAC, to implement the Long-Range Plan for the ASUCD Post Office, passed unanimously.
Unit Director Reports
Monica Lindholm, of the 2010 Picnic Day Board of Directors, announced that the board is in the process of recruiting directors and volunteers for the upcoming Picnic Day, and that the theme will be “Carpe Davis – Seizing Opportunity.”
Smith announced that the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission’s MESA week has been moved to May 18.
Jackie Limon of the Academic Affairs Commission, AAC, recommended using AAC money to help AB 540 students, by raising awareness of them and increasing the scholarship money they can receive. Limon also reminded everyone that the AAC will be having its Last Lecture Series on Nov. 17 at 7:10 p.m. in Griffin Lounge.
Sara Raridon chair of the Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC) announced that a number of people will be going to Berkeley on Nov. 18 to take action regarding the Regents’ fee increases.
Meeting adjourned at 9:29 p.m.
ARNOLD LAU compiles the senate briefs. He can be reached at email@example.com.