ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Jan. 27 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.
Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.
Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, absent
Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present
Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present
Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz, ASUCD senator, present
Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, present
Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, present
Tatiana Moana Bush, ASUCD senator, present
Darwin Moosavi, ASUCD senator, present
Matt Provencher, ASUCD senator, present
Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, absent
Rebecca Sterling, ASCUD senator, present
Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, pro tem pore, present
Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, present
Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present
Representatives from the Campus Center for the Environment (CCE) gave an update on plans for the semester and progress in communication with the City of Davis in planning greener solutions.
Sean Dolan, the recently hired coordinator for AS Papers, spoke on concerns he had over the lack of communication between ASUCD and the department, and the inability of his department to continue to produce publications due to obsolete equipment. Dolan estimated that the purchase of 2 to 3 new iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite 5 would be ideal to replace computers dated, as he said, from around 2004. However, discussion between the senators focused on exploring alternative ways of publishing, including moving to an online-only format. Lee noted that the model for AS Papers isn’t working anymore and there’s a possibility of cutting funding in the future. In a point of clarification, Witana noted that talk of cutting the unit comes as a shock because the unit just received an increase in funding a short while ago. In compromise, it was decided that talking with The California Aggie over possible shared use of their computers would be the best course of immediate action.
Appointments and confirmations
Subhan Cheema was confirmed to the External Affairs Commission.
Stephanie Chow, Christine Sifferman, Kaitlin Grenda and Levi Menovske were confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission.
Approval of past meeting minutes
Consideration of old legislation
Senate Bill 31, authored by Bree Rombi, co-authored by Walz, to buy thank you gifts in the form of four $10 Coffee House gift cards to the speakers of the Womyn’s Leadership Conference, which took place last week, passed unanimously.
Witana noted that senators will no longer get free printing from campus computer labs. Caitlin Alday, chair of the Gender and Sexuality Commission, announced that Generation Sex week will be coming up soon. Sabrina Dias, Outreach Assembly speaker, said that Housing Day will be Feb. 10.
Meeting adjourned at 8:51 p.m
CECILIO PADILLA compiles the senate briefs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.