FUNDING | SEPT 13

Finance Committee Co-Chairs: Peter, Krishna

Present Senators: Peter, Krishna, Gus, Zoe

Visitors: 

Absent with leave: 

Absent: 

Meeting started: 3:04 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 4:00 pm presentations, 5:06 pm internal

There are 4 present Senators

Gus may vote (motion between presentation 2 and 3 discussions) - 

Peter motioned for Gus to have the ability to vote

Krishna second 

3 all in favor (unanimous)  


Funding Proposals Presentations


  1. Presenter: Deveshi Sandip Jhunjhunwala

    1. Associated Organization: Penn Masala

    2. School: CoPa affiliated, not sponsored

    3. SLI recognized: No 

    4. Event Name: Penn Masala

    5. Event Date: Oct 18, 2019

    6. Amount Requested: $4,642.00

    7. Comments: Funding Guideline restriction- $500.00 honorarium fee, a proposal of $3500.00 for 14 artists at $250.00 per person.

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Not specified

    9. Motions: 

      1. Peter motions for proposal rejection

      2. Krishna seconds the motion

      3. The proposal is rejected and the group receives no funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary 

      5. In favor: Unanimous (3)

    10. Amount Awarded: $0.00

  2. Presenter: Elena Petrovska

    1. Associated Organization: On My Period 

    2. School: NSSR 

    3. SLI recognized: No

    4. Event Name: On My Period

    5. Event Date: Sept 28, 2019

    6. Amount Requested: $5000.00

    7. Comments: Not enough expected turn out, not sold as conference primarily, more emphasis on the personal book launch

    8. Alternative sources of funding: ---

    9. Motions: 

      1. Peter motions to reject the proposal 

      2. Krishna seconds the motion 

      3. The proposal is rejected and the group receives no funding

      4. In favor: Unanimous (3)

    10. Amount Awarded: $0.00

  3. Presenter: Marcos Ortiz

    1. Associated Organization: Ruff Cuts

    2. School: School of Media Studies

    3. SLI recognized: No 

    4. Event Name: Ruff Cuts (Annual Budget Request) 

    5. Event Date: Sept, Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr

    6. Amount Requested: $3,000

    7. Comments: Full year, not semester

    8. Alternative sources of funding: ---

    9. Motions: 

      1. Gus motions for partial funding, approve budget items 1 & 2, decline 3 & 4 (asking for those items to be funded by department)

      2. Krishna seconds Gus’s motion 

      3. Peter amends to send out decision and receive feedback from proposal group

      4. Zoe amends that if they receive written note of rejection from department fund in full REDACTED

      5. Peter amends that t-shirt has a logo   

      6. Zoe motions full funding

      7. Peter amends that t-shirt has a logo

      8. Gus amends t-shirt logo ⅓ size of Ruff Cuts logo

      9. Krishna seconds Gus’s amended 

      10. Motion dictates that proposal receives full funding, and the USS logo is on the merch and be at least  ⅓ the size of the present Ruff Cuts or other logos

      11. 3 in favor 1 opposed 0 abstain 

    10. Amount Awarded: $3000

  4. Presenter: Nicolas Jose Rodriguez

    1. Associated Organization: Doctoral Students Association

    2. School: Milano

    3. SLI recognized: No 

    4. Event Name: The Kea Fiedler Colloquium

    5. Event Date: Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22 (2019)

    6. Amount Requested: $550

    7. Comments: One original date already too late (Sept 27)

    8. Alternative sources of funding: ---

    9. Motions: 

      1. Gus vote full funding (as if the 4 events are still budgeted at 110 per)

      2. Krishna seconds

      3. Proposal receives $440.00 for 4 events at $110.00 budget each

      4. In favor: Unanimous (4)

    10. Amount Awarded: $440

  5. Presenter: Rokya Samake 

    1. Associated Organization: Media Student Council

    2. School: Media Studies Dept.

    3. SLI recognized: No 

    4. Event Name: MSC (Fall Budget Request)

    5. Event Date: Oct 7, Oct 16, Late Oct/Early Nov, Nov 4, Nov 20, Dec 2, Spring TBD

    6. Amount Requested: $1,500.00

    7. Comments: Need specified budget/quote for branded materials, may return in spring

    8. Alternative sources of funding: ---

    9. Motions: 

      1. Gus motions partial funding- all items but Branded Swag

      2. Krishna seconds

      3. All items approved except Spring Welcome Back Swag

      4. In favor: Unanimous (4)

    10. Amount Awarded: $800


  1. Presenter: Bryant Denmark 

    1. Associated Organization: Mannes Orchestra Event

    2. School: Mannes

    3. SLI recognized: No 

    4. Event Name: Mannes Orchestra Event

    5. Event Date: Nov 16, 2019

    6. Amount Requested: $2,578.00

    7. Comments: TNS Audio recording available at a lower cost, potential music options within the public domain 

    8. Alternative sources of funding: ---

    9. Motions: 

      1. Gus motions to fund items 1, 3, 5 CoPA quote, 6, 7 

      2. Krishna seconds

      3. Proposal receives partial funding with the exception of music rental and professional video/audio recording

      4. WILL FUND CoPA AUDIO RECORDING BUT NEED A QUOTE

      5. In favor: Unanimous (4)

    10. Amount Awarded: $1502.50 + CoPA Audio Recording (need quote)



TOTAL REQUEST: $17,160.00

TOTAL ALLOCATED: $5,742.50 + CoPA Audio Recording Quote


COMM | SEPT 13