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Friday, December 1, 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 5 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room. The ASUCD president is not required to attend senate meetings.

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

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD president, present, left early

Bree Rombi, ASUCD vice president, present

Yena Bae, ASUCD senator, present

Miguel Espinoza, ASUCD senator, present

Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz, ASUCD senator, present

Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, present

Amy Martin, ASUCD senator, president pro tempore, present

Mayra Martín, ASUCD senator, present

Tatiana Moana Bush, ASUCD senator, present

Darwin Moosavi, ASUCD senator, present

Matthew Provencher, ASUCD senator, present

Brendan Repicky, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD senator, present

Eli Yani, ASUCD senator, present


Levi Menovske said that Delta Lambda Phi will be holding an event to unify the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender community with LGBQT allies. There will be many events, including a “Project Runway” toilet paper event, a banana condom relay, a three-legged race and a potato sack race. It will take place May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. There are 10 people per team and it costs $20 per person. All proceeds from the event will go to the Trevor Project.

Diaz-Ordaz gave a presentation about the AB540 Safe Zone for undocumented students. He discussed the Dream Act, which would allow undocumented and documented students to receive scholarships. For more information go to


Appointments and confirmations

Sydney Kofford, Ariel Huff and Ivan De La Torre were confirmed to the Gender and Sexuality Commission.

Martín was appointed to the Aggie Bound Outreach Committee.

Provencher and Bae were appointed to the ASUCD Scholarship Committee.

Ed Montelongo, chair of Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission, was appointed to the ASUCD Scholarship Committee.

Consideration of old legislation

Senate resolution 75, authored by Moosavi, co-authored by Margot Bennett, Rombi and Carol Shu, to create a new unit called Aggie Restore. The unit would provide a space for students to buy reused goods such as books, CDs and DVDs. It will be collaboration between the Graduate Student Association and ASUCD. The table discussed the possibility of paying the graduate student co-director of the unit from ASUCD funds. The bill passed unanimously.

Public discussion

Repicky said that AggieTV did Lip Dub last Saturday and got about 140 students involved. He said that the final video will be available for viewing soon.

Jared Hein, chair of Business and Finance, said that he is looking into purchasing a program that would help ASUCD members learn about finances. The program would help the Business and Finance chair and the controller teach a class. The class would happen once a quarter and would be open to unit managers, senators and anyone else who is interested.

Public announcements

Sabrina Dias, Outreach Assembly speaker, said Outreach Assembly is having their Club of the Year contest, and if students want to nominate a club they should send her an e-mail at sidias@ucdavis.edu.

Melissa Muganzo, student assistant to the chancellor, said there will be an event on May 26 with a rock wall, obstacle course, bungee run and musical chairs with administration.

Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. HANNAH STRUMWASSER compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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