9/11/2015: USS General/Funding Meeting
USS Meeting 9/11/2015
Present: Nico, Logan, Serengeti, Mariko, Ingrid, Petra, Patrick, Dafne, Victoria, Roz
Absent: Lucy, Jovan
Absent with leave: Simon, Maggie, Jessie
Meeting started: 7:12pm
Nico & Patrick
Thursday, September 17- D. Van Zandt + USF meeting 4:30-6:00 PM
66 West 12th Street, 8th Floor Terrace* (enter via President’s Office)
*(If the weather is unfavorable, we will move to the Orozco Room)
Thursday, September 17-Board of Trustees meeting (morning)
Approve Conditional Funding for AID: $695.00 for videographer:
"I was requested to send an email following the September 4 meeting, justifying the need for $695 in AID's proposal for a videographer.The quote of $695 is the lowest cost we had been given previously for our event.It is in our opinion that recording the event, and making it accessible on the school's YouTube channel would help document for the school. As the event takes place during the day, students that work full time could access the discussions at a later time.There are also other events that are running at the School at the same time (such as the Milano International Field Programs presentations). Since the Senate meeting we have been furnished a quote for the same job, with a less experienced technician for $400." (Charlotte Hadley Copper) Patrick motions full funding, seconded, FULL FUNDING APPROVED.
Rotating USS General Meeting
Rotating USS Funding Meeting
Honorary Degree Committee
Seeking USS Liason
Here are the dates and times that I’d like to hold for our meetings. There will only be a few, so the commitment isn’t too onerous: Thursday September 24, 12 noon, Thursday October 8, 12 noon, Thursday October 15, 12 noon (if needed)
New Initiatives/Initiative Updates
Board Meeting: Selecting “Interim Co-Chairs”
Time-line for Executive Board Elections & Student Trustees
Senators are to review agreement that was approved last year
Internal elections for co-chair and trustee positions -- Patrick motions elections in two weeks, 9/25. Unanimously approved. Addendum: Send email to all voting senators notifying them of elections.
National Voting Registration Day
Seeking volunteer: September 22nd, Tuesday, 12:00- 3:00pm.
Draft University-wide Email for NVRD (Serengeti)
Admissions and Enrollment Management Service
Senators need to fill out the Doodle Poll
Senators to seek non-voting Senators for meeting
Website w/ bio’s and photos
Nico motions for conditional approval with Logan’s addition of “Free Food”. Approved.
First Email to Student Body
Edit Google Doc here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HGW3H4SDS9N0Ho-if0sCnNo5EsNgLZ9lycw4Q8ha8rk/edit
Nicole: “Conversation with Black Girl Dangerous”
Contact: Nicole Story
Speaking event for Mia Mackenzie
$8,500 honorarium, total $10,860.00
Grand total of $10,860
$5000 requested TODAY
Expected attendance of 150
Many inconsistencies, Professor lead, not student lead, issue of sovereignty?
What happened to the research fund of the Professor?
May seek additional funding from LSU, Social Justice Committee
Motion: Deny funding, foster greater student involvement, inquiry about additional sources of funding, especially from Professor’s research fund. VOTE: UNANIMOUS
Nicole Story, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jia: “Brunch Under the Stars”
Seeking feedback before submission of official proposal
Exploring connection to self and community in relation to entrepreneurial pursuits
Seventh floor garden of UC as alternative venue?
Expected attendance of 40
Requesting $700-$1000 tentatively
FEEDBACK: explore on campus venue, itemized budget, share Parsons Senator emails, & Parsons Student Senate
Gene Derosena: “The Nonviolence Project”
Contact: Marte Samuelstuen and Nicholas Allanach
Film series, Women, War, & Peace screening following by discussion
Over the course of 5 weeks
Expected attendance of 50 at each event
Amount requested: $1,446.75
Cons: First event is on Wednesday
MOTION: Full funding ($1,446.75) with the condition that the group may have to pay out of pocket for the first event. In the case that the group pays out of pocket for the first event, the USS will reimburse the group for their expenditures.
MOTION: $46.75 will be reimbursed by the USS.
email@example.com, Gene Derosena
Lou: “The Homecomingout Ball”
In affiliation with The Queer Collective
In contact with Student Health Services and LSU for additional funding
Co-sponsors - Safe Zone, Pronoun Collective, SOAD
Total estimated cost of event: $1,625 barring additional funding
Request to USS subject to be lower than originally proposed
Estimated attendance of 75-100
Not enough specifics, refine proposal and come back next week.
Conversations regarding seeking additional funding sources prior to presenting to the USS
MOTION: Hold off funding until they can bring us more information, on the budget specifically, and a more informed speaker, and to bring a quote from the Lang Student Union
9 YES, 1 NO.
CONTACT: Lou Purington, firstname.lastname@example.org
AID “Sustainable Fashion”
Increase in funding requested on account of increased public interest in event
Over 200 RSVP’s without any official promotion yet
Requesting $750 in total
$400 for refreshments, honorarium $100, HCD workshop supplement $100, travel cost increase $150
6 YES, 2 NO, 2 ABSTENTION, PASSED for additional $750
Danielle Robinson, email@example.com
Prior notice from elections to host meeting at Friday’s at 7:00
Doodle Poll: Wanja will make
USS Update on Linda’s meeting
Make all expenditures public every month
Make all allocations public
Social Justice Liaison position created and Joseph and Petra have been voted into the position