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Davis, California

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the May 27 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, present, left early at 7:36 p.m.

Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present

Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASCUD senator, present

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, present

Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present

Andre Lee, ASUCD president, present

Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, present, arrived at 6:50 p.m., returned late at 7:25 p.m. from a break scheduled to end at 7:20 p.m.

Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present

Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present

Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present, returned late at 7:25 p.m. from a break scheduled to end at 7:20 p.m.

Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, present

Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present

Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, present, left early

Appointments and Confirmations

Perry Sanesanong was appointed as director of the Entertainment Council.

Unit Director Reports

The directors of the Whole Earth Festival spoke about the success of the festival and plans for future improvements.

Director of the Lobby Corps Christopher Lewis recapped the year’s work.


The wrestling team formally apologized for planning to throw a party under the theme “hoes and hermaphrodites.” They stated they did not realize the party could be considered offensive and that they were going to educate themselves more on gender issues.

Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 1, authored and introduced by Zwald, co-authored by Mark Champagne, Joey Chen and Witana, to enact ASUCD’s operational budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 75, authored by Fatima Mohammed-Zakir, co-authored and introduced by Lee to further replace all references to the Student Programs and Activities Center (SPAC) with Center for Student Involvement (CSI) in the ASUCD Bylaws, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 76, authored by Sergio Cano, co-authored and introduced by Tanner, to establish a process of changing the official ASUCD logo, symbol or icon, passed with a 8-3-1 vote.

An urgent resolution, authored by Tanner, co-authored by Castillo-Ruiz, Ekhator and Juarez, introduced by Juarez, in support of Ethnic and Gender Studies at UC Davis, passed with a 11-0-1 vote.

Public Discussion

Members from the athletic department spoke on their lobbying efforts.

Menovske stated that CalPIRG will host a calling day for the rowing team and encouraged other sports teams to get involved as well.

Approval of Past Meeting Minutes


Meeting adjourned at 10:13 p.m.

AKSHAYA RAMANUJAM compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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