FALL 2018 MEETING MINUTES


Internal meeting

09/07/2018

Present Senators: Lex, Maftuna, Nina, Ahad, Mario, Zoe, (Joey at 6:15p), Katie, Didi, Deja, Alexis, Jonathan, Frank (arrived at 6:18p)

Visitors: Jackson

Absent: N/A

Meeting started: 6:09pm

Meeting adjourned: 7:30pm

Meeting Minutes

  1. Welcome Back

    1. Senators introduced themselves

  2. Website and Alexis collecting bios

    1. Those who have not send out their bios, they should do so. (Deja, Joey, Jonathan)

    2. Alexis talking about increasing visibility. Using more social media.

    3. Alexis and Mario working on the official USS website

    4. Alexis registering the USS to the Narwhal Nation

  3. Seats in the Senate

    1. We should go back to find the person elected before

    2. We should hold a special election for the empty seats.

  4. Survey

    1. Lex proposing the idea of sending out a survey, so as to see people’s experience. (School specific or University wide?)

    2. Deja proposed the idea of creating a survey on my.newschool.edu, similar to the course evaluations notifications.

    3. Lex proposed a small subcommittee (Joey, Didi, Deja, Alexis, Lex, Maftuna)

  5. Initiatives for Next Semester

    1. The agenda will be open from today till Tuesday.

  6. Advisory Board

    1. Food Advisory Board (Frank,Katie, Joey, Maftuna)

    2. Honorary Degree (Didi, Deja, Mario, Lex)

  7. Fall Conference

    1. Washington Leadership Confer(Lex, Frank, Katie, Didi, Alexis, Joey, Maftuna, Zoe)

    2. Nina’s women conference 26th-28th of October (Deja, Nina, Didi maybe, Katie maybe, Maftuna, Maybe)

  8. Funding Committee

    1. Brainstorming on how to structure the committee

    2. Deja presented ideas

    3. Skepticism on the idea of the committee

    4. Breakdown of the meeting minutes, creating a budget representing money allocation for fiscal year 2017-2018

PUBLIC FORUM TWO

  1. Jackson came in after he attended the orientation

General USS Reports

  1. Nina reporting on her upcoming absence (probably excusing that absence, as she will be representing the senate)

  2. Nina reporting her appointment as a Vice President Leading Women of Tomorrow


Funding meeting

09/14/2018

Present Senators: Mario, Lex, Maftuna, Joey, Zoe, Nina, Daja, Katie, Ahad, Alexis, Jonathan, Frank

Visitors: 11 presentations- names below

Absent: Didi

Meeting started: 6:11

Meeting Adjourned: 9:40

With a Senate of 13, quorum is 4 meaning 4 Senators

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [ 12 ] present Senators

  1. Louis Arques - Mannes / Musical Outreach Community

  2. Dahee Lee - Game Club

  3. Jackie Traish - Mannes

  4. Jason Rochford - Milano Consortium

  5. Zachary Goodman - Mannes

  6. Manasvini Nayar - Bollywood Night

  7. Sarah Fried - Black Student Union

  8. La XENTE

  9. Helios Bajwa - Minorities and Philosophy

  10. Covi Brannan - With Strength and Faith

  11. Miranda Young - NYC Wittgenstein Workshop


  1. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization:- MAP at The New School

    2. School: NSSR

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: “Oppression and Resistance” -  NY Minorities and Philosophy

    5. Event Date: Oct 12th + 13th

    6. Amount Requested: $1083.40 total

    7. Comments:  Conference held at NYU, funding for tickets and accommodations for keynote speaker

    8. Alternative sources of funding: $1000 from each participating group from all NY MAP chapter schools: Columbia, CUNY Graduate Center, NYU, Princeton, Rutgers

    9. Motions:

      1. Nina motion full funding, Zoe second, 11 vote yes, 1 vote no, Joey motion $1000

    10. Amount Awarded: $1083.40

  2. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: Design Technology BFA + MFA

    2. School: Parsons

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: Motion Jam

    5. Event Date: Sept. 28th-30th

    6. Amount Requested: $5040 ideal (~5000 negotiable per cap)

    7. Comments:  Food (Bravo Pizza or Joe’s), equipment, other essentials/ Open to all New School students

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Supplies from DT program, no other $ funding

    9. Motions:

      1. Lex motions to deny funding, Marios second, Lex redacted

      2. Ahad vote to deny funding saying they can come back with more details, Alexis second, 10 yes, 1 abstain, 1 no

      3. Deja motion to let them re-present with details on the 21st such as an itemized budget and potential alternate source of funding, redacted, Joey re-enacts motion

    10. Amount Awarded: $0

  3. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: Musical Outreach Community

    2. School: Mannes/Copa

    3. SLI recognized: Musical Outreach Community

    4. Event Name: NewOrch

    5. Event Date: Sept. 22nd and 23rd

    6. Amount Requested: $8,500-9,300 ideally accepting there’s a $5,000 cap

    7. Comments:  Recognizes $5,000 cap, willing to negotiate which areas of budget would be funded, tickets being sold $30, $40 at the door, 20% off for $24 New School student

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Personal deposits, 500 Student Org support

    9. Motions:

      1. Lex motion fund $5000, Maftuna second, Lex redacted

      2. Joey motion fund full amount and abandon constitution,

      3. Zoe motion venue space and rehearsal space

      4. Marios motion 5000, 1500 venue 1500 rehearsal, 1500 timpani, 500 catering, Ahad second, unanimous yes

    10. Amount Awarded: $5,000

  4. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: MA Arts management +Entrepreneurship

    2. School: School of Drama

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: With Strength and Faith

    5. Event Date: Dec. 14th + 15th

    6. Amount Requested: $1,864

    7. Comments:  Hiring and casting designers and actors from within The New School community for a 2 day showcase

    8. Alternative sources of funding: -

    9. Motions:

      1. Marios motion fund everything but actor pay (with the exception of 2 non-New School actors young and old) and let her know she can come back for pay for additional non-new school students, Alexis second, unanimous

      2. Joey motion fund in full

    10. Amount Awarded: $1,564

  5. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Student Association

    2. School: Milano

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: The Kia Fiedler Research Colloquium

    5. Event Date: Oct. 4th +18th, Nov 1st, 15th, 29th

    6. Amount Requested: $550

    7. Comments:  Funding $110 worth of food for 5 events

    8. Alternative sources of funding: OSDA (Office Student Development and Activities)

    9. Motions:

      1. Zoe motion full funding, Joey second, unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $550

  6. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: Independant

    2. School: Mannes

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: Independant Orchestra Project ~ Official name TBD based upon repertoire

    5. Event Date: Oct 14th- rehearsals every Sunday (save 29th), concert Nov 11th

    6. Amount Requested: $2,295

    7. Comments:  Buying music then donating to the library/ making accessible for student use, buying lunches as payment for student musicians

    8. Alternative sources of funding: -

    9. Motions:

      1. Maftuna motion full funding, Marios second, unanimous yes

    10. Amount Awarded: $2,295

  7. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: NSSR- Philosophy

    2. School: NSSR

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: NYC Wittegenstein Workshop

    5. Event Date: Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Feb. 8th, March 8th, April 12th

    6. Amount Requested: $500

    7. Comments:  An open workshop format- students from many schools may attend

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Philosophy Forum

    9. Motions:

      1. Marios motion for full funding, Maftuna second- unanimous passed

    10. Amount Awarded: Full Funding- $500

  8. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: Black Student Union

    2. School: -

    3. SLI recognized: Black Student Union

    4. Event Name: Fall Excursions- Amateur Night at Apollo, “Soul of a Nation” Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum,

    5. Event Date: Oct. 10th, End of October

    6. Amount Requested: $900

    7. Comments: Funding requested for tickets to both events with a 30 person cap. Black Youth Project 100, Black Academia Directory, Solidarity Soldiers also projects that may be requested later.

    8. Alternative sources of funding: - (CSJ Funding other initiatives such as Metroswiping)

    9. Motions:

      1. Marios full funding, Deja second, unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $900

  9. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: La Xente

    2. School: -

    3. SLI recognized: La Xente

    4. Event Name: Initiatives- Dia De Los Muertos alters, Una Noche Buena, Sentades en silencio

    5. Event Date: DDLM: 3 days to setup, informative workshops, celebrate, etc, UNB: Dec 15th/DDLM-takedown, SES: Oct. 27th -Nov 2nd

    6. Amount Requested: $4,900

    7. Comments: -

    8. Alternative sources of funding: -

    9. Motions:

      1. Nina motion full funding, Zoe second, unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $4,900

  10. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: 13th and Broadway

    2. School: Mannes

    3. SLI recognized: -

    4. Event Name: Musical Theatre Score Reading Sessions

    5. Event Date: Reading through music scores throughout the year with full orchestrations

    6. Amount Requested: $2,550

    7. Comments:  Print Credit mostly but supposed to make books accessible to the school after their initial use

      1. Alternative sources of funding:

        1. Motions:

          1. Lex motion to ask about access to books before funding

          2. Ahad motion for 2,000 saying they can come back if they need more and contingent upon making the books accessible to the school, Alexis second motion, unanimous

        2. Amount Awarded: $2,000

  11. Presenter:

    1. Associated Organization: SLI

    2. School: -

    3. SLI recognized: Previously known as the South Asian Organization

    4. Event Name: Bollywood Night

    5. Event Date: Sept. 21st

    6. Amount Requested: $2,100

    7. Comments: Budget includes food, alcohol, henna and decor but Senate does not fund alcohol

    8. Alternative sources of funding: SLI

    9. Motions:

      1. Ahad motion $1,650 (everything w/o alcohol), Marios second, unanimous passing

    10. Amount Awarded: $1,650


Notes from the end of the meeting that will be added to next week’s agenda and discussed:

- Abandoning the rest of the agenda for next week, Sept. 21st.

- Note from Nina: Have students go to George for rooms before they even come to USS for funding

- Student research fund- voting for this year next meeting, Sept 21st. Fund app opens 20th, deadline Oct. 15. Provost office promoting but USS should as well. 3 workshops P.O. will explain how the fund works, Ahad will be at one workshop but recommends other senators show up.

- Nina money about CSJ vs. Mental health vs. Work study pay discuss next week

- Ahad will bring residents to funding meeting 12th Oct.



Katie- Undergrad board of trustees position, support for unionizing SHS workers, supporting caf workers-autonomy of USS- don’t get sent out- admin pet- Katie annual report



Funding Meeting

09/21/2018

Present Senators: Zoe, Maftuna, Joey, Mario, Zoe, Katie, Didi, Deja, Alexis, Jonathan, Frank, Ahad

Visitors: Jackson, George

Absent: N/A

Meeting started: 6:06pm

Meeting adjourned: 9:50

Public Forum One:
1. George

Check out the bollywood event

Meeting Minutes

  1. Impeachment Hearing

    1. Zoe explains Nina’s constitutional violation

    2. Section 8 B1- failure to perform duties

    3. Code of conduct article 3 and 3.1

    4. Nina explains the incident

    5. Ahad motioned to decide whether or not we are going to impeach Nina, Joey seconds, 11 in favor, 1 abstained

    6. Didi motions to move forward with the impeachment and Deja seconds, unanimous

    7. Deja motions to have Lex and Mario outside the room, 9 vote for, 3 vote against

    8. Nina was voted to be impeached- 9 voted yes 1 abstained

  2. Executive Board Elections

    1. Joey and Deja both want to run

    2. Deja wins unanimously

  3. Empty seats on the senate

    1. Looked at the results from the last election to ask the runner ups if they would like to accept a seat in the senate

    2. There are 6 empty seats on the senate currently

    3. Co-Chairs will work together to send out emails to runner ups about their position

  4. Fall conference

    1. The conference will take place next semester because we do not want to use student funds for travel

    2. The same conference is occurring March 2nd in NYC and we will not have to pay for travel and accommodation

  5. Student Research Fund

    1. Deadline for the spring semester is the 15th of October

    2. Ahad has been in contact with the Provost Office and they have an email saying how they did it

    3. Ahad will use the template and draft an email to send out on behalf of the USS

    4. Need volunteers to review the applications- Didi and Deja will represent us

  6. Survey

    1. Survey was send out by Lex and we are waiting for the responses until next week

  7. Deja and Katie initiatives

    1. Pop up market - they will come up with a budget

    2. The new school roast - they will come up with a budget

    3. Speed “dating” - meet someone in the same program as you or with similar interests

    4. Student poll - an occasional poll

    5. Scholarship

    6. Budget inquiry

    7. Humanize the administration with the students

    8. Some type of culture center - women's center, LGBTQ center, office of interculture relations

    9. Dining dollars - they don’t roll over after the spring semester

    10. Emergency housing initiative - maybe taking the dollars unused for the students who are unable to access food

    11. Student engagement

  8. Advisory Board

  9. Revisions

    1. Revisions to the code of conduct and constitution

    2. This meeting will take place at the next internal meeting



FUNDING MEETING

09/28/2018

Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Lex, Maftuna, Johnathan, Alexis, Zoe, Joey, Deja, Claire, Isha

Visitors:

Absent with leave:

Absent: Didi, Ahad, Mario, Katie

Meeting started: 6:03 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 8:32 pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [7] present Senators

Funding Proposals Presentations

1. Surabhi Mittal

2. Ana Maria Reichenbach

3. Diana Vivar

4. Sarah Fried

5. Louise Arques

6. Helios Orrin Singh (via email)


  1. Presenter: Ana Maria Reichenbach

    1. Associated Organization: Student

    2. School: Milano

    3. SLI recognized? NO

    4. Event Name: Liberating Structures Workshop

    5. Event Date: November 2nd-3rd

    6. Amount Requested: $2000

    7. Comments: Multi-day workshop focused on facilitation studies and building connections with students in different departments

    8. Alternative sources of funding: $1500 from Social Movement and Innovations Center, $500 from ITM

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion Zoe

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion Johnathan

      3. Clear language of the motion To table upon being provided a itemized budget

      4. Stipulations, if necessary Need an itemized

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $0,000

  2. Presenter: Sarah Fried

    1. Associated Organization: Black Student Union

    2. School: N/A

    3. SLI recognized? Yes, for room reservations for End of Semester Party

    4. Event Name: Metro Cards for Pre-Approved Trips(10/10/18, 10/20,2018), Know Your Rights Training(11/13/2018-Tentative), Film Screening LaXente(11/26/2018), End of Semester Party(12/14/2018)

    5. Event Date: See above.

    6. Amount Requested: $1,535

    7. Comments: Funding for all Fall semester events

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion Zoe

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion Deja

      3. Clear language of the motion For full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary None

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $1,535

  3. Presenter: Surabhi Mittal

    1. Associated Organization: Surabhi Mittal

    2. School: Parsons

    3. SLI recognized? No

    4. Event Name: Christmas Giveaways

    5. Event Date: 12/6/18

    6. Amount Requested: $2,750

    7. Comments: Sustainable Christmas decor project

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Joey for full funding, Frank to table, Zoe for full funding upon stipulations

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Johnathan

      3. Clear language of the motion: Joey motioned for full-funding, Frank motioned to table until confirmation of whether tree is available

      4. Stipulations, if necessary Confirming with George the specifications of tree and ensure student body is invited to partake in exhibit

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $2,750

  4. Presenter: Diana Vivar

    1. Associated Organization: SHS, La Xente, Interdisciplinary Science Program, CESJ

    2. School: Parsons

    3. SLI recognized? No

    4. Event Name: Rocio Screening

    5. Event Date: 11/16/18

    6. Amount Requested: $1,700

    7. Comments: Film screening of documentary addressing popular social topics relevant to many New School students

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Interdisciplinary Science Program, SHS, CESJ

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion Joey for full funding

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion Frank

      3. Clear language of the motion Full funding, no conditions

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $1,700

  5. Presenter: Makel Ford

    1. Associated Organization: Game Club

    2. School: N/A

    3. SLI recognized?

    4. Event Name: Game Club Fall 2018- Spring 19

    5. Event Date: Ongoing on Thursdays 7pm-11pm

    6. Amount Requested: $3,800

    7. Comments: Club meeting supplies

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Design Technology Departm

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion Deja

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion Maftuna

      3. Clear language of the motion Full funding upon providing George/DT Admin with spare key of gaming cabinet

      4. Stipulations, if necessary Provide George/DT Admin with spare key of gaming cabinet

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $3,800

  6. Presenter: Louise Ollivier

    1. Associated Organization: N/a

    2. School: Mannes

    3. SLI recognized? No

    4. Event Name: Glass Ceiling

    5. Event Date: 10/30/18

    6. Amount Requested: $2,265

    7. Comments: Performance tackling the issue of domestic violence in relationships

    8. Alternative sources of funding: None

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion Maftuna

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion Joey

      3. Clear language of the motion Maftuna for full funding upon looking into a NS videographer

      4. Stipulations, if necessary Finding a videographer from TNS to provide filming

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.)

    10. Amount Awarded: $2,265

  7. Presenter: Helios

    1. Associated Organization: MAP

    2. School: NSSR

    3. SLI recognized?

    4. Event Name: MAP Conference

    5. Event Date: 10/12/18-10/13/18

    6. Amount Requested: $996.24

    7. Comments:

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion Zoe

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion Johnathan

      3. Clear language of the motion

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimously approved reallocation of funding in itemized food budget.

    10. Amount Awarded: $996.24

  8. Presenter: Louis Arques

    1. Associated Organization: New Orc

    2. School: Mannes

    3. SLI recognized?

    4. Event Name: New Orc

    5. Event Date: 9/22/18-9/23/18

    6. Amount Requested: $5,000

    7. Comments:

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion

      3. Clear language of the motion

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous approved with reallocation of itemized budget

    10. Amount Awarded: $5000

Meeting Minutes

  1. Seats in Senate

    1. Welcomed Claire Stevens as new Lang senator

    2. Welcomed Isha Nabar as new Parsons senator

  2. Zoe motioned to table other events until next week’s internal meeting

    1. Jonathan seconded this motion

    2. Unanimous vote in favor

  3. Adjournment




INTERNAL MEETING

10/05/2018

Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Marios, Katie, Alexis, Maftuna, Jonathan, Deja, Lex, Ahad, Frank, Didi, Claire, Joey

Visitors: Anna

Absent with leave: Isha, Zoe

Absent:

Meeting started: 6:01 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 8:04 pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [12] present Senators


Meeting Minutes

Unfinished Business

  1. Seats in Senate/Elections

    1. Lex motioned to continue elections in Dec/Jan, rather fill seats via election in October

      1. Mario seconded

      2. Unanimous vote in favor

  2. Funding Committee

    1. Will be meeting with Megan to organize an official budget

  3. Survey

    1. Over 50 responses

    2. Will formulate a list of priorities based on survey answers

  4. Student Engagement Committee

    1. Joey provided senate with presentation in regards to giving students more of a voice

      1. New idea alias email

      2. Continuing with surveys to student body

      3. Analog Collection: Suggestion boxes, write-on posters, publicizing meetings

      4. Meeting time program for students to publicly voice ideas in a public area of UC

      5. Proposed a new mission statement (available via Joey’s PPT)

      6. Overall goal is to let students know we are available to assist in any way

      7. Lex suggested Joey connect with (other) Megan to achieve some goals

  5. Revisions

  6. Advisory Board

    1. Will revisit to confirm who is involved with Food Advisory Board

    2. Lex and Mario updated us on the meetings regarding Honorary Degree Candidates

  7. 100th Anniversary

    1. Deja updated Senate on her Joey’s efforts with student outreach program and collaboration with SHS/SJC

    2. Start internal organizing for 100th Anniversary events

New Business

  1. Miles Rockefeller Presentation (Emergent Funding Request)

    1. Intersection: Where Destiny Meets Creativity

      1. Kenji Summers & Sickamore as Lecture Series Guest

      2. Requesting $4,300 for lecture series

      3. Will provide specific links for lodging

      4. Will be at 12th St auditorium

      5. Has outside funding from SAFC/Dean Towers

      6. Deja motioned for full funding upon meeting financial allocation requirements

        1. Mario seconded the motion

        2. Unanimous vote in favor

  2. Ahad shares Student Research Fund Email

    1. Ahad motioned for the language of the email to be sent out

      1. Marios seconded email

  3. Deja USS suggestions

    1. Professional Polo & Name Tag

    2. Deja will work with Alexis to bring designs and budget together

  4. Katie & Deja Initiatives

    1. Katie mentioned full autonomy for Senators

      1. Joey suggested USS new column

      2. Lex mentioned new Dean of Students

      3. Didi mentioned adding a column on our website like “under the radar” for things that do not go out to the email

        1. Didi and Claire will write for this switching every week

Deja left meeting at 7:32pm, no further documentation of meeting minutes.


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Claire, Deja, Marios, Lex, Zoe, Didi, Katie, Maftuna, Ahad, Isha, Frank, Jonathan

Visitors: Richard, Brittany

Absent: Joey, Alexis

Meeting started: 6:02 pm

Meeting Adjourned:  8:12pm

Funding Proposals Presentations

1. Ricardo- Media Studies Council

2. John - Liberating Structures

3. Manasvini - Diwali Party

4. Ana- German Idealism workshop

5. Karen - Bodega Web Series

6. Maes-Somaly- Elev8

7. Lucy Bishop- Media x women

8. Stephen- Military Veterans

9. Surabhi (re-vote)


  1. Presenter: Manasvini

    1. Associated Organization: N/A

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: Dawali

    4. Event Date: November 3rd

    5. Amount Requested: $3,350

    6. Comments: Arnold Hall, Free for students, food catered by Desi Galli

    7. Alternative sources of funding:

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Deja

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

      3. Clear language of the motion - Full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) -  Unanimous

    9. Amount Awarded:

  2. Presenter: Maes Somaly

    1. Associated Organization: Office of Recreation

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: Elev8

    4. Event Date: November 9

    5. Amount Requested: $2,526

    6. Comments: decor to be donated after event to Office of Recreation of SHS

    7. Alternative sources of funding: Brittany OOR will cover piano player.

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Katie

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Deja

      3. Clear language of the motion - full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    9. Amount Awarded: $

  3. Presenter: Ricardo Filho

    1. Associated Organization: Media Studies Organization

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: Semester Meetings

    4. Event Date: Oct 24, Nov 12, December 5

    5. Amount Requested: $725.68

    6. Comments: Funding for food and swag bags for students in program

    7. Alternative sources of funding: Student Group XYZ

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Ahad

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Zoe

      3. Clear language of the motion - full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    9. Amount Awarded: $


  1. Presenter: Natalie & Lucy

    1. Associated Organization: Media X Women

    2. School: Media Management

    3. Event Name: How She Made It Event

    4. Event Date: November 27

    5. Amount Requested: $1212.61

    6. Comments: Social Justice Hub, 30 students approximately

    7. Alternative sources of funding: Organization is providing $700 in funding for event

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Ahad

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

      3. Clear language of the motion - full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) - Unanimous

    9. Amount Awarded: $

  2. Presenter: John Seale

    1. Associated Organization: HUB of Urban Practices, ITM, Social Movements + Innovations

    2. School: Milano

    3. Event Name: Liberating Structures

    4. Event Date: November 2-3rd

    5. Amount Requested: $1,605

    6. Comments:

    7. Alternative sources of funding: Social Movements and Innovations Hub going half on food costs

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Deja

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

      3. Clear language of the motion - full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) 10yes, 1abstain, 1no

    9. Amount Awarded: $

  3. Presenter: Karen

    1. Associated Organization: N/A

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: Bodega Web-Series

    4. Event Date: N/A

    5. Amount Requested: $5,000

    6. Comments: Film equipment and design elements for web-series

    7. Alternative sources of funding: House of Faith, Omega Electronics,

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Deja

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

      3. Clear language of the motion - full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) - 11yes & 1abstain

    9. Amount Awarded: $5,000

  4. Presenter: Stephen

    1. Associated Organization: Military Veterans Initiative

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: Student Veterans of America Conference

    4. Event Date: January

    5. Amount Requested: $1866.76

    6. Comments: have students attend this conference as student veteran representatives for TNS,

    7. Alternative sources of funding:

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Zoe

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Marios

      3. Clear language of the motion - Fund what is appropriate based on bylaws

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) 10yes, 2abstain, 1no

    9. Amount Awarded: $

  5. Presenter: Anne & Frances

    1. Associated Organization: COPES (under SHS)

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: N/a

    4. Event Date: Semester

    5. Amount Requested: $900

    6. Comments: funding for food for weekly meetings

    7. Alternative sources of funding:

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Lex

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

      3. Clear language of the motion - full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) Unanimous

    9. Amount Awarded: $

  6. Presenter: Anna

    1. Associated Organization: N/A

    2. School: N/A

    3. Event Name: NY German Idealism Workshop

    4. Event Date: Oct. 27, Dec. 7

    5. Amount Requested: $790

    6. Comments: funding for speakers and food

    7. Alternative sources of funding: Forum

    8. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion - Zoe

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion - Marios

      3. Clear language of the motion - Second full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.) - Unanimous

    9. Amount Awarded: $790


Meeting Minutes

  1. Christmas Tree Proposal - Marios motioned to reject doubling funding for ornaments; 9yes, 1abstain

  2. Seats in Senate - Marios motioned to hold elections before the Dec. 17th (last day); November 30th.

  3. Revisions - Lex updated USS that Olivia will combine documents for USS to revise; Marios motioned to vote to combine documents into one file

  4. Initiatives - Didi asked about Dining dollars, Katie updated us on her research regarding dining dollars - app to transfer dining dollars, Marios discussed tabling per college for student engagement

  5. Food Advisory Board -

  6. 100th Anniversary Committee - Marios, Zoe, Jonathan, Lex, Claire, Katie will be put together on Slack

funding meeting

10/12/2018


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Deja, Lex, Mario, Alexis, Maftuna, Joey, Katie, Jonathan, Didi, Ahad, Claire, Frank, Zoe

Visitors: Ruben

Absent: Isha

Meeting started: 6:10pm

Meeting Adjourned:8:54 pm

  • Visitors:

    • Ruben as guest of Senator Katie

  • Revisions

    • Creating consistency in the current constitution - we removed all items in Red and added all items in yellow per the edits added by Olivia - Vote: Yes(12), No(0), Abstain(1)

      • Move good faith clause - approved

      • Additions to Section B of Article VI - approved

      • Impeachment changes  - approved

        • Section B of Article VIII

      • Suspension rewording - approved

      • Violations of Code of Conduct - approved

        • Define impeachment un Section D.1

        • Penalties bullet points moved to Suspension section

        • Internal impeachment procedure section

        • Senator’s Oath added

    • Motioned additions to constitution

      • Suspension - senators who miss more than 4 meetings will be suspended for rest of semester and can rerun next semester

        • Senate agreed to have Olivia draft definitions of impeachment and suspension

      • Vacancies

        • Mario/Lex - motioned for elections twice a year, a primary election for fall semester in May and midterm elections for the spring in December

          • Stipulation: Will remove runner-up clause of constitution, special elections may permitted if the Senate has below 12 senators

          • Katie/Zoe 2nd

          • Vote: Yes(13) Unanimous

        • Ahad - subclause(s) to create a limit to the number suspensions per student and to create language explaining

      • Quorum

        • Quorum suggested at ½ of senate body + 1

          • Ahad motioned for this

          • Marios 2nd

          • Yes(12), No(1), Abstain(0)

      • Travel

        • Following research fund senate will be able to provide up to $500 for student travel (either domestic flights or hotel)

          • Marios motioned for this

          • Ahad 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Funding

        • Change to provide $3,000 for individual requests and group/organization $5,000

          • Marios motioned for this

          • Alexis 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Budget

        • Create first ever itemized budget rubric

          • Lex motioned that treasurer create budget rubric per semester with budget advisor guidance

          • Marios 2nd

            • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Communications Directors

        • Add post 2x week during semester (not limited to directors)

        • Communicate fund recipients about posters/social media

        • Maintaining the website

          • Lex motioned for this

          • Marios 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Chief of Staff

        • Change Secretary language to Chief of Staff in constitution

        • Add a monitor Google sheet of senator involvement

        • Maintaining Google drive

        • Sending agenda 24 hours before the meeting for agenda items submitted 48 before the meeting

      • Senator Requirements (Non-Executive Board Members)

        • 40-50 hours per semester

        • Wednesday meeting attendance

      • Meeting Schedule

        • Funding meeting every friday

          • Marios motioned for this

          • Lex 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

        • Tabled other schedule changes to next week’s meeting

    • Funding guidelines

      • Made changes to funding guidelines

INTERNAL meeting

10/12/2018


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Deja, Lex, Mario, Alexis, Maftuna, Joey, Katie, Jonathan, Didi, Ahad, Claire, Frank, Zoe

Visitors: Ruben

Absent with leave:

Absent: Isha

Meeting started: 6:10pm

Meeting Adjourned:8:54 pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are 12 present Senators

Meeting Minutes

  • Visitors:

    • Ruben as guest of Senator Katie

  • Revisions

    • Creating consistency in the current constitution - we removed all items in Red and added all items in yellow per the edits added by Olivia - Vote: Yes(12), No(0), Abstain(1)

      • Move good faith clause - approved

      • Additions to Section B of Article VI - approved

      • Impeachment changes  - approved

        • Section B of Article VIII

      • Suspension rewording - approved

      • Violations of Code of Conduct - approved

        • Define impeachment un Section D.1

        • Penalties bullet points moved to Suspension section

        • Internal impeachment procedure section

        • Senator’s Oath added

    • Motioned additions to constitution

      • Suspension - senators who miss more than 4 meetings will be suspended for rest of semester and can rerun next semester

        • Senate agreed to have Olivia draft definitions of impeachment and suspension

      • Vacancies

        • Mario/Lex - motioned for elections twice a year, a primary election for fall semester in May and midterm elections for the spring in December

          • Stipulation: Will remove runner-up clause of constitution, special elections may permitted if the Senate has below 12 senators

          • Katie/Zoe 2nd

          • Vote: Yes(13) Unanimous

        • Ahad - subclause(s) to create a limit to the number suspensions per student and to create language explaining

      • Quorum

        • Quorum suggested at ½ of senate body + 1

          • Ahad motioned for this

          • Marios 2nd

          • Yes(12), No(1), Abstain(0)

      • Travel

        • Following research fund senate will be able to provide up to $500 for student travel (either domestic flights or hotel)

          • Marios motioned for this

          • Ahad 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Funding

        • Change to provide $3,000 for individual requests and group/organization $5,000

          • Marios motioned for this

          • Alexis 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Budget

        • Create first ever itemized budget rubric

          • Lex motioned that treasurer create budget rubric per semester with budget advisor guidance

          • Marios 2nd

            • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Communications Directors

        • Add post 2x week during semester (not limited to directors)

        • Communicate fund recipients about posters/social media

        • Maintaining the website

          • Lex motioned for this

          • Marios 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

      • Chief of Staff

        • Change Secretary language to Chief of Staff in constitution

        • Add a monitor Google sheet of senator involvement

        • Maintaining Google drive

        • Sending agenda 24 hours before the meeting for agenda items submitted 48 before the meeting

      • Senator Requirements (Non-Executive Board Members)

        • 40-50 hours per semester

        • Wednesday meeting attendance

      • Meeting Schedule

        • Funding meeting every friday

          • Marios motioned for this

          • Lex 2nd

          • Yes(13), No(0), Abstain(0)

        • Tabled other schedule changes to next week’s meeting

    • Funding guidelines

      • Made changes to funding guidelines

10/19/2018


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Claire, Marios, Zoe, Didi, Katie, Maftuna, Joey, Frank, Isha, Ahad, Alexis

Visitors: -

Absent: Lex, Deja, Jonathan

Meeting started: 6:10 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 8:04pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [ 7 ] present Senators

Funding Proposals Presentations

1. Michael-  ISA Conference

2. Ana - UN Fellowship

3.Sarah- Black Student Union

4. Nina Davila - Leading Women for Tomorrow


Presenter: Ana - UN Fellowship

Associated Organization: N/A

School: GPIA

Event Name: International Decade for People of African Decent

Event Date: November 17th - December 7th

Amount Requested: $950

Comments: The amount requested is for the applicant to cover her expenses in NY, while

being abroad.

Alternative sources of funding: N/A

Motions:

  • Approving the $100 for the taxi. Declining the rest.

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Marios

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Maftuna

    • Stipulations, if necessary: N/A

    • Number of votes (yes: 9, abstain: 1)

Amount Awarded: $100 for the taxi, decline the rest of it


2. Presenter: Michael Castrovilla

Associated Organization: N/A

School: GPIA

Event Name: Re - Envisioning International Studies

Event Date: March 27th - March 31st

Amount Requested: $500

Comments: N/A

Alternative sources of funding: GPIA ($300)

Motions:

  • Decline the application. Ask him to come back with a planned event that would justify how the knowledge from the conference would benefit the school.

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Deja

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

    • Stipulations, if necessary: N/A

    • Number of votes: Unanimous

Amount Awarded: $0


3. Presenter: Sarah Fried

Associated Organization: Black Student Union

School: N/A

Event Name: Yale Black Solidarity Conference

Event Date: February 7th -10th

Amount Requested: $2,229.00

Comments: N/A

Alternative sources of funding: N/A

Motions:

  • Full Funding

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Zoe

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Alexis

    • Stipulations, if necessary: N/A

    • Number of votes (Unanimous)

Amount Awarded: $2,229.00



4. Presenter: Nina Davila

Associated Organization: Leading Women for Tomorrow

School: N/A

Event Name: New School Student Thanksgiving

Event Date: Nov. 21st 2018

Amount Requested: $1417.02

Comments: To think about the $7500 total grand

Alternative sources of funding: N/A

Motions:

  • Full Funding for the New School Student Thanksgiving. We will ask her to come back with a presentation and an itemized budget for the $7500

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Katie

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Marios

    • Stipulations, if necessary

    • Number of votes: Unanimous

Amount Awarded: $1417.02



Meeting Minutes


Updates

  • Katie

    • Talks about Article 9.

    • An easier way to report sexual assault.

    • Food insecurity big things to come

  • Didi

    • Talks about the “under the radar” project

    • Collaborating with Jonathan

  • Alexis

    • Woking on the logo for under the radar

    • Suggested Insta takeover for meet your senator week

    • Working on New School Merch


  • Zoe

    • Updates on the meeting with DVZ

    • Updates on the Menstrual Hygiene Initiative

  • Mario

    • Updates on the meeting with DVZ

    • Updates on the Lang Meet your Senator Week

    • Updates on the Centennial Anniversary


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Claire, Marios, Zoe, Didi, Katie, Maftuna, Joey, Frank, Isha, Ahad, Alexis

Visitors: -

Absent: Lex, Deja, Jonathan

Meeting started: 6:10 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 8:04pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [ 7 ] present Senators

Funding Proposals Presentations

1. Michael-  ISA Conference

2. Ana - UN Fellowship

3.Sarah- Black Student Union

4. Nina Davila - Leading Women for Tomorrow

Presenter: Ana - UN Fellowship

Associated Organization: N/A

School: GPIA

Event Name: International Decade for People of African Decent

Event Date: November 17th - December 7th

Amount Requested: $950

Comments: The amount requested is for the applicant to cover her expenses in NY, while

being abroad.

Alternative sources of funding: N/A

Motions:

  • Approving the $100 for the taxi. Declining the rest.

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Marios

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Maftuna

    • Stipulations, if necessary: N/A

    • Number of votes (yes: 9, abstain: 1)

Amount Awarded: $100 for the taxi, decline the rest of it

2. Presenter: Michael Castrovilla

Associated Organization: N/A

School: GPIA

Event Name: Re - Envisioning International Studies

Event Date: March 27th - March 31st

Amount Requested: $500

Comments: N/A

Alternative sources of funding: GPIA ($300)

Motions:

  • Decline the application. Ask him to come back with a planned event that would justify how the knowledge from the conference would benefit the school.

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Deja

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Claire

    • Stipulations, if necessary: N/A

    • Number of votes: Unanimous

Amount Awarded: $0

3. Presenter: Sarah Fried

Associated Organization: Black Student Union

School: N/A

Event Name: Yale Black Solidarity Conference

Event Date: February 7th -10th

Amount Requested: $2,229.00

Comments: N/A

Alternative sources of funding: N/A

Motions:

  • Full Funding

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Zoe

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Alexis

    • Stipulations, if necessary: N/A

    • Number of votes (Unanimous)

Amount Awarded: $2,229.00

4. Presenter: Nina Davila

Associated Organization: Leading Women for Tomorrow

School: N/A

Event Name: New School Student Thanksgiving

Event Date: Nov. 21st 2018

Amount Requested: $1417.02

Comments: To think about the $7500 total grand

Alternative sources of funding: N/A

Motions:

  • Full Funding for the New School Student Thanksgiving. We will ask her to come back with a presentation and an itemized budget for the $7500

    • Name of senator who makes the motion - Katie

    • Name of senator who seconds the motion - Marios

    • Stipulations, if necessary

    • Number of votes: Unanimous

Amount Awarded: $1417.02

Meeting Minutes

Updates

  • Katie

    • Talks about Article 9.

    • An easier way to report sexual assault.

    • Food insecurity big things to come

  • Didi

    • Talks about the “under the radar” project

    • Collaborating with Jonathan

  • Alexis

    • Woking on the logo for under the radar

    • Suggested Insta takeover for meet your senator week

    • Working on New School Merch

  • Zoe

    • Updates on the meeting with DVZ

    • Updates on the Menstrual Hygiene Initiative

  • Mario

    • Updates on the meeting with DVZ

    • Updates on the Lang Meet your Senator Week

    • Updates on the Centennial Anniversary


MEETING 11/9

Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Katie, Claire, Mario, Lex, Jonathan, Ahad, Joey, Alexis, Frank, Didi, Isha

Visitors: Lulu, Haley

Absent with leave:

Absent: Maftuna, Zoe, Deja

Meeting started: 6:10 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 8:38 pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [10] present Senators


Funding Proposals Presentations


  1. Presenter: Natalie

    1. Associated Organization: Media Management

    2. School: Media Management Grad Program

    3. OSDA recognized?

    4. Event Name: Meeting of the Minds

    5. Event Date: December 7 Friday

    6. Amount Requested: $4,515

    7. Comments:

      1. Facilitate an arena for Media Management grad students with similar areas of interest to connect

      2. Holiday party for like-minded people

      3. For MM Grad Students, Faculty, Alumni, and prospective students

      4. Holiday raffle book giveaway for MM books for students

      5. Photography is not for student time, but for equipment

      6. Digital advertisement is being outsourced and will be used for future events

      7. Food is from whole foods

    8. Alternative sources of funding: Media Management $150

    9. Ahad questions if the students have asked the department for funding or if they are severely underfunded -- Natalie responds with the department wants to see if they are able to run these types of events

    10. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Lex

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Mario

      3. Clear language of the motion

        1. Full Funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. 7 yes, 3 abstain

    11. Amount Awarded: $4,515

  2. Presenter: Dan

    1. Associated Organization: N/A

    2. School: Media Studies

    3. OSDA recognized? N/A

    4. Event Name: D.I.Y. Short Film

    5. Event Date: 11/30-12/2

    6. Amount Requested: $1,685

    7. Comments:

      1. Short film about an artist that is trying to navigate life, essentially. Touches on gentrification and inequality.

      2. Exposes students to a new scene that they are not generally a part of

      3. Everyone included is a TNS student (cast, crew, production, etc)

      4. Equipment through the school of media studies

      5. E-z rigg (equipment) is the $50

      6. Food from sushi and noodles, snacks from costco

      7. Might send an update with funding for pizza

      8. Will send it to ruff cuts

      9. Will send to film festivals

      10. *****copyright for future things

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Alexis

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Claire

      3. Clear language of the motion

        1. Full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. 9 yes, 1 abstain

    10. Amount Awarded: $1,685

  3. Presenter: Archith

    1. Associated Organization: Seniors presenting Thesis

    2. School:

    3. OSDA recognized?

    4. Event Name: Angles: Thesis Pop Up Show

    5. Event Date: Dec 2nd

    6. Amount Requested: $1500

    7. Comments:

      1. 90 students showcase their theses at 6 e 16th

      2. Anyone from TNS can come

      3. Food, drinks, signs, banners, printing credits, etc

      4. ***has been funded before

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

      1. AMT/equipment center for $1200

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion

      3. Clear language of the motion

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $1500

  4. Presenter: Jamie

    1. Associated Organization: The New School Collective

    2. School: Mannes (composition)

    3. OSDA recognized? No

    4. Event Name: The New School Collective

    5. Event Date: Fall 2019

    6. Amount Requested: $5000

    7. Comments:

      1. 4 main events (last is in Carnegie)

      2. Anyone from TNS can submit and go

      3. Flexible to amount of students

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

      1. Barlow Endowment $3,255

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Lex

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Mario

      3. Clear language of the motion

      4. Stipulations:

      5. Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $5000

  5. Presenter: Utsa

    1. Associated Organization:

    2. School:

    3. OSDA recognized?

    4. Event Name: Convergence

    5. Event Date:

    6. Amount Requested: $4,922

    7. Comments:

      1. Came in before/updated proposal

      2. A bunch of TNS (Parsons, Paris, Lang) students, also students from other schools

      3. There is also an open call

      4. Was originally with another student, they have since left

      5. Second exhibition of Convergence

      6. Most is for food and supplies

    8. Alternative sources of funding:

      1. Aronson Gallery $1,000

    9. Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Mario

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Lex

      3. Reallocation of funds

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Unanimous

    10. Amount Awarded: $5000



Voting


  1. Name of senator who makes the motion

  2. Name of senator who seconds the motion

  3. Clear language of the motion

  4. Stipulations, if necessary

  5. Number of votes (either unanimous, 7, yes, 3, no, 1 abstain, etc.)

  6. Amount that was funded

  7. Name and contact information for the persons who was allocated funding




Food Initiative

Katie has some announcements about the food initiatives.

  • Share Meals and TNS Join Forces !!!!

    • Can post an event with free food/extra food after the event

    • USS Promotion with it?

    • Can get a photo on TNS Social Media and SnapStory (will be seen by at least 2,000 people

    • TNS Food Advisory Board in partnership with Katie

    • Free app and free for anyone joining

    • Can find people with food swipes or give food swipes to hungry students

    • Food pantry is also on the app

    • Create advertising (posters and such)

  • First Annual Spring Dining Dollar Drive

    • Students can donate leftover dining dollars

    • Translated into tickets (per different foods and kitchen stations)

    • Packaged foods will be brought to local food banks

    • Can also donate to local food banks^^^ OR the new school

    • Look for people to help

  • Student Senate Food Security Fund

    • Goes toward vouchers for lower income students and vendors we already work with (i.e. Whole Foods, Joe coffee, etc)

    • Goes towards dining dollar drive

    • Ahad proposes we hand out vouchers at places like the food pantry because we cannot tell who is “food insecure”

    • Next steps: vote on an amount for the fund for the USS

    • Crisis and Support will match the amount senate gives (i.e. if USS gives $2000 for the year, the admin will also give $2000, which is $4000 for vouchers and roll over drive and such)

    • Ahad motions for funding of $2,000 for Spring 2019 Food Security Fund

      • tabled for Katie to make sure we will get matched for funds


Adoption of Language for New Posters and Adoption of Senate Office Hallway Interaction

Joey and Maftuna propose new posters added to our slate of posters around campus buildings. Joey proposes signage and posters for the senate office rear wall and windows to better identify to students the senate’s open and welcoming relationship to them.

  • Show the student body that we are here for them !!!!

  • Joey has sketches of the office and it’s beautiful

  • Joey proposes to have:

    • a poster sized constitution

    • An advert for either side of the door to give shameless self promotion

    • Posted office hours

    • An upcoming events poster

    • Share your ideas poster

    • Suggestion box

      • George proposes that we have specific questions for the suggestion box.

    • Write on poster for ideas if they don’t wanna do the suggestion box

    • 3D Printed Wall Decor

Lex proposes to wait until Monday to allocate funds because of budget meeting on

Monday (November 12)

  1. Mario motions to go ahead with funding and changes after the meeting for posters and signage

  2. Alexis Seconds

  3. Unanimous




Cafeteria Hours Expansion Survey

Joey and Maftuna propose expanding the hours of the all stations of the cafeteria to at least 10 PM or later depending on answers to student survey. Joey and Maftuna propose a paper student survey to be posted in the cafeteria.

  • Mario proposes we push this survey until after elections because we will be very busy

  • Joey clarifies that he and Maftuna would empty this suggestion box

  1. Mario motions for Cafeteria Posters contingent on doing it after elections

  2. Joey seconds

  3. Unanimous

Tell DVZ about this on Nov 30 before we do it just in case


Goal Setting

Per the Advisory Board, the USS will discuss goal setting in order to carry out proposed initiatives and chart progress.

  • Lex showed us the Goal Setting doc and the Communication Plan

  • MUST Create a Rubric for the Budget but we have the spending sheet

  • We will be contacting people that have been funded to get Executive Summaries

  • Jonathan and Ahad bring to everyone’s attention that the USS logo is not on the advertisements and money may not be used correctly

  • Claire will talk to George about making sure the Logo is on the posters going through the newsletter

  • If someone is funded by USS, they can reallocate 25% of funds

    1. Mario motions to make sure it’s 25% in constitution and in practice

    2. Lex seconds

    3. Unanimous


100th Anniversary

Mario will update us on plans for the Centennial Celebration.

  • In Spring/Fall 2019 there is going to be a history book about the school

  • Fall 2019 is going to have a bunch of stuff for the Centennial Anniversary like guest speakers and extra events

  • Centennial Scholarships?

  • Centennial Party before graduation in may 2019?

  • How much are we going to fund?

  • Katie, Joey, Claire, Jonathan, Isha, Lex are interested in helping out with the Centennial goings on

  • We have an advisor to put posters on the screens around the campus


Ahad asks about how we will be handling the strike

  • Strike begins Nov 26th

  • Co-Chairs will be meeting with DVZ

  • Breakfast with DVZ Spring 2019

  • USS Email addressing the strike/make sure it goes out


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Mario, Zoe, Deja, Didi, Frank, Joey, Katie, Maftuna, Alexis, Ahad, Isha, Claire, Jonathan

Visitors:

Absent with leave:

Absent: Lex  

Meeting started: [6:04] pm

Meeting Adjourned: [9:06] pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [  ] present Senators


Funding Proposals Presentations

  1. Ana Paula Barreto


  1. Presenter: Ana Paula Barreto

    1. Associated Organization: N/A- Personal

    2. School:

    3. SLI recognized? N/A

    4. Event Name: Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders

    5. Event Date: December 10th - 16th

    6. Amount Requested: $230.00 (in travel)

    7. Comments: Attending a conference in Marrakech, Morocco- funds are used for travel. In addition, presenter stressed the idea of asking for USS to create a flexible fund for students in need as a response to previous refusal of funds.

    8. Alternative sources of funding: None

    9. Motions:

      1. Maftuna motion full funding

      2. Deja second motion

      3. 9 vote yes, 2 abstain

    10. Amount Awarded: $230.00



SENS UAW Update: Angela from bargaining committee


-Economic conditions hold-up, 2% wage increases each year for next 5 years, less than inflation

-Approx. ⅓ of workers qualified for part of health insurance premium

-Mon. Nov. 26th strike deadline

-Strike/ support petition-

-Forward out SENS UAW communications as best as can -

-Website:  sensuaw.org



Megan Keilty Narwhal Nation:


  • From SLI, going over NN

  • Logging in, accepting access,

  • Up and coming events, RSVPing

  • Can add to Google Calender

  • Can do USS Category- All in one block or tab, Megan can print report and code which events coded USS and can look at events, rsvp, etc.

  • Newspost- Can technically import all students (fee paying) into feed

  • NN Forms v. Google Forms

  • Megan will forward info (to accompany NN cliffnotes)

  • News posts are for larger initiatives-  not group by group or initiative by initiative, like elections as opposed to events

  • No click data

  • Newsletter SLI- didn’t work in NN, can use constant contact email for click data.

  • Admin/ requests

  • Can see time stamp for ballot submissions

  • Ahad B-Day donuts




Thanks to Claire and Deja for name tags


  1. Mario discuss budget

  2. Budget percentages

  • Funding institutes v. representative institutes

  • Ahad: Issues with individual funding

  • Ahad: How much of the budget do we want to spend? How much did we spend last year? Gotta keep records and look at those going forward. Make rubrics for proposals. Budget-only internal meetings. Number of people requesting funds/attending funded events v. those voting. More students voting makes money lil less of an issue Pass down senatorship and knowledge- senate about senate not senators

  • Deja motion table budget- didi second motion

  • MArio funds roll over?? Election numbers low??? Goal- monty and project initiatives/ voter turnout. DVZ 30th - is budget ok for DVZ

  • Deja- more seats?

  • Mario- budget concerns/ approval and rubric vs. strict voting- deja, jonathan, mario

  • Deja/Didi NSSR Rubric

  • Frank proposes changing senator initiative percentage from 14% to 10%, in accordance with our lessening individual student funding, add 4% to student groups,

  • Zoe propose maybe move 2% as a compromise

  • Mario motion spend all money by May , Jonathan second

  • Frank ask about what happens if we don’t- katie say degenerate

  • Voting- unanimous

  1. CoPa seats- connect Alexis and Maftuna with Olivia

  • AN. ISSUE.

Honorary rep for other major?



V.05 Didi and Deja- Problems with racism and propose senators have a mandatory  attendance of racial seminar- racial sensitivity training. Will be meeting with Tamara about microaggression trainings but eventually USS will need to vote on approval. Alexis has a contact- equity, diversity, inclusion day that would be a good model. Will forward details.

  • Sit down w olivia and draft language about institutionalizing trainings

Extension- sexual misconduct clause, consent and trauma


Alexis- intimacy direction and consent, theater (story-telling) , q&a panel, workshop but can use model for different initiatives- 90 min. learning experiences


V.06 Tabling- 70 ish responses back- biggest issue is that they don’t know. Didn’t even know NSPE- which schools, etc. College connectivity an issue in general

  • Parsons student feedback too

  • Met with dean and director of student affairs, Mary Watson, (Chrissy too?) proposing an open monthly meeting, looking to meet with them again


Deja and Justin, not able to met yet but U planning week , planning event during 100 week with students, like a talent week, concert?

Publish Tabling on the slack

Deja- senate speaker that’s not a co-chair - vote eventual

Meeting adjourned 9:06

meeting 11/16


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Marios, Claire, Katie, Joey, Maftuna, Lex, Ahad, Zoe, Isha, Frank

Visitors: Will, Ivana, Paul, Lady, Irine, Caroline, Kiera, Izzy

Absent with leave:

Absent: Deja, Didi, Alexis, Jonathan

Meeting started: 6:11 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 8:37 pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [  ] present Senators


Funding Proposals Presentations


  1. Presenter: Sarah

    • Associated Organization: BSU

    • School:

    • SLI recognized? Yes

    • Event Name: Hot Cocoa and Chill

    • Event Date: January 28th, 7-9pm

    • Amount Requested: $172.95

    • Comments:

      1. Murrays and dunkin

    • Alternative sources of funding:

    • Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Claire

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Katie

      3. Clear language of the motion: Full funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes: 7 yes 1 abstain

    • Amount Awarded: $172.95

  2. Presenter: Katie and Alyssa

    • Associated Organization: PSWIP (people in sport of women in philosophy)

    • School:

    • SLI recognized? Yes

    • Event Name: PSWIP Colloquium and Women in Philosophy Journal

    • Event Date:

    • Amount Requested: $3,514

    • Comments:

      1. Have a woman-identifying speaker 50-60 people last year

      2. Fee to attend

      3. food and reception and participant dinner/ Honorarium of $600/ Advertising ($2,414)

      4. Journal written by students for printing ($1,100)

      5. All students eligible to apply

      6. Honorarium exceeds budget

    • Alternative sources of funding:

    • Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Lex

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Mario

      3. Clear language of the motion:

        1. full funding with food at $15 per person

        2. Honorarium at $400

        3. 100 copies of the journal instead of 150 (or give them more if their worried about not having enough)

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes: 8 yes 1 abstain

    • Amount Awarded: $1389.69 (with 150 journals)

  3. Presenter: Hip Hop Collective

    • Associated Organization: Hip Hop Collective

    • School:

    • SLI recognized? yes

    • Event Name: 5 to Infinity

    • Event Date: December 13 or 14

    • Amount Requested: $1,405

    • Comments:

      1. Weekly meetings open to public

      2. Open showcase

      3. TNS Alumni performing

      4. Food and catering from gonzalez y gonzalez

      5. Honorarium for $800

      6. advertising

    • Alternative sources of funding:

      1. Key foods will be paid for from HHC rollover

    • Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Joey

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Ahad

      3. Clear language of the motion: Full Funding

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes 7 yes 2 abstain

    • Amount Awarded: $1,405

  4. Presenter: Frederica (HERE)

    • Associated Organization:

    • School:

    • SLI recognized?

    • Event Name: With Strength and Faith

    • Event Date:

    • Amount Requested: $290

    • Comments:

      1. Reallocating budget

      2. Approved  $1,564 (from sep)

      3. Extra for additional help and equipment

      4. Trying to pay students ** ($200)

    • Alternative sources of funding:

    • Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Mario

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: katie

      3. Clear language of the motion:

        1. full funding of $90

        2. Take back money used to pay students

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes: unanimous

    • Amount Awarded: $90

  5. Presenter: Daniel

    • Associated Organization:

    • School:

    • SLI recognized?

    • Event Name: DIY Film

    • Event Date: current

    • Amount Requested: $450

    • Comments:

      1. Missed some stuff

      2. $250 for food

      3. $200 for location

    • Alternative sources of funding:

    • Motions:

      1. Name of senator who makes the motion: Claire

      2. Name of senator who seconds the motion: Joey

      3. Clear language of the motion

      4. Stipulations, if necessary

      5. Number of votes 6 yes 3 abstain 1 against

    • Amount Awarded: $450



Public Forum:

  • Print Club: (president and faculty member)

    • Asking for scholarships

    • 100 students

    • Brings in two artists to teach how to do a print

    • Made videos (on youtube)

    • gives an opportunity for internships

    • $5000-$30,000 of prints from artists

    • Give artist ½ of addition for scholarships

    • Have print out of costs ($500-$600)

    • Artists will make presentations for the school

    • TNS Art Collection commited to find an artist to participate

  • Mario wants to be sure when people come they are




V.02 Student Group Food Security Project

A group of students wants to interview the USS about food security at TNS.

  1. USS thoughts on TNS food security

    • Experiences with the food pantry and the UC

    • USS used to work with the food pantry

    • May pick that back up

    • Katie is our senator for food security/ we have not done a lot in the past, but we are trying #woot

    • We are attempting to work with the food advisory board/ they are not ready to add students

    • Marios will follow up with them about getting students on the board

    • TNS UC Cafe hasn’t actually changed anything that we know of


V.03 Gnarls Calendar

Talk about tentative dates to put on the Gnarls Spring 2019 Calendar.

  • Mario says last week of april for candidacy

  • Katie proposes two weeks

  • Ahad says longer

    • More candidates = more votes

    • Start earlier for candidacy

    • Lex proposes 2 weeks for

  • 3 weeks for candidacy (April 1-19) and two weeks for elections (19th-3rd)

  • MYS Week before spring break (March 11-15)

  • Friday meetings every friday


V.04 100th Anniversary

USS will vote on aiding in funding for the Centennial 100 Nights event.

  • Mario motions funding of $2000 for the event

  • Lex proposes more info from George


V.05 Budget

Co-chairs will show the re-allocated budget to the USS.

  • New new budget!!!

  • Original (option A) was $81k for students

  • Now it’s $100k (option B)

  • Cut senator initiatives in half

  • Not concrete -- can be changed at any point

  • Ahad and Frank think Option B is good

  • Isha believes option B can be a transition to option A

  • Lex motions for budget B

    • Zoe seconds

    • unanimous


V.06 Quick Election Updates

Updates for the USS on the number of candidates, how the first day went, and sharing tables in the UC next week.

  • Over 300 votes!!!!

  • Wear polos!!!!

  • Sometimes we will be changing


V.08 Climate Task Force Assessment and Meeting with DVZ

Meeting with President

  • Seemed pumped for the budget

  • He’s gonna come to one of our meetings next semester

  • Super pumped about katie’s initiatives

  • Zoe’s hygiene initiative

  • The mediator they hired managed to get the student union and administration to move forward with the contract in 3 hours

  • Deja and didi Racial Sensitivity training needs to happen !!

  • Impressed with our internal changes

  • Will have another breakfast with DVZ next semester

Climate Task Force

  • Lex, Marios, Ahad, Deja, and Didi went to Climate Task Force

  • They will talk to us about constituents

  • Social Justice Hub and Office of SJ

  • One of the stakeholders in this task force

  • Stakeholders in hiring of a provost in past

  • Social justice oriented in student life

  • Task force will get the USS signatures

  • Include USS stuff in some of the assessments

  • Consultants from inside school

    • Utilizing these people for USS

Extra notes:

  • Procurement/allocation person for another executive board position

  • Ahad proposes we have a senate dinner beginning of next semester !!!

  • Orientation?

    • Q&A with president

meeting 11/30


Treasurer: Frank

Present Senators: Joey, Mario, Lex, Alexis, Didi, Deja, Lulu, Gus, Claire, Ahad, Andres, Izzy, Mackenzie

Visitors: George, Lily, Mathias, Robin, Payton, Zach

Absent with leave:

Absent: Jonathan, Frank, Maftuna, Katie

Meeting started: 6:00 pm

Meeting Adjourned: 7:35 pm

For this meeting, quorum is reached because there are [  ] present Senators


I. Public Forum

  • Proposal by Mathias and Robin:

    • Get student leadership together to make them known to students

    • Just want to ask about the student body and student orgs -- who is effective and popular -- student groups that aren’t student orgs

    • Will email us about their next steps



V.01 Elections Recap

Voter turnout and election results!

  • George came in to introduce himself and talk about voter turnout and elections

  • Advisory board -- history of the board, never had one before -- talk about how much we did


V.02           Introductions

New and Old Senators introduce themselves.


V.03 Funding Rubric and Goals Sheet!

Co-Chairs and Treasurer will present the funding rubric and the USS will vote on it.

  • Funding rubric voted on

    • Joey proposes to use it for all proposals going forward

    • Didi seconds

    • Unanimous


V.05 Executive Board Positions and Elections / Narwhal Nation Page

USS will vote on separating the Treasurer position into Procurement and Allocations Managers, as well as announce

Executive Board Elections for next semester and the first meeting of the semester. Who runs Narwhal Nation page?

  • Explains the breakdown of representative board vs the executive board

    • Explains different senatorial roles

    • Do NOT pursue executive board if you have initiatives you wanna do !!!!

  • Separating treasurer into two positions

    • Procurement -- budget

    • Allocations -- emails and communication regarding budgeting

  • Deja motions to approve the separation of treasurer

  • Alexis seconds

  • unanimous


V.04 Family Fair Well Tabling / Centennial Celebration

Claire will ask for final thoughts on tabling for Spring Orientation.

  • New senators can reach out to Claire about participating in Spring Orientation events

  • Zoe explains background on how we manage funds -- where we get money, how we use it on a basic level


V.06           Student Research Award and NSPE Updates

Deja and Didi will update us on feedback from NSPE tabling, as well as feedback from the Student Research Award.

  • George’s anti-oppression leadership training -- do it at two meetings for two hours each (safe zone later)

    • Deja and Didi talk about how important this is for student leaders in general, especially USS

    • Make it MANDATORY for USS senators

    • Make it Feb 1st and 8th next semester

      • Safe spaces in fall 2019

    • Deja motions This is mandatory for all senators

      • Alexis seconds

      • Unanimous

  • Student Research Award

    • Deja and Didi on selection committee

    • Would the USS be open to considering adjusting the SRA budget?

      • Increase it by $2,145 (really wanted to include this one proposal from Parsons Paris)

      • Just for this cycle of the award

      • Ahad, Deja, and Didi all made it clear that this is a one time thing.

      • Lex motions to not fund

        • Mario seconds

        • 3 yes, 4 opposed, 2 abstain

      • Ahad motions for the increase this one time because the rubric under how this person is being funded is rigorous and it is unfair to leave this one person out

        • Deja seconds

        • 4 yes, 3 no, 2 abstain

        • It is being funded *****

        • Mario reminds that the research fund already takes 17% of our budget

        • Ahad makes the argument that we will fund individuals $3000 during funding proposals, so why not this? We can’t fund abroad students anyway

        • Mario has seen this rom the administration before, so he is not sure that we are setting a hard enough line for them, because we are here for students, not for the administration

      • Joey motions to pass a proposal to the administration about matching our funds

      • Didi and Deja clarify that this is in addition to cutting $300 from each person to try to fund all of these research projects


V.07 Alexis’ Initiatives

Alexis will talk to USS about:

  • a mental health project she has been working on.

    • Suicide prevention show in spring

    • Panel and workshop included

    • $3000

    • Come back with a proper proposal in the spring

  • a creative tech workshop for TNS.

  • new equipment for the only performance space shared between each school of CoPA at Arnhold Hall.

    • Jazz and Drama spaces are small and sad

    • Mannes takes over most of the building

    • One shared space -- proposing next semester for a new projector

    • Arnold hall is not friendly to people with disabilities

    • Better facilities for Jazz and Drama !!!!

  • how USS can be a more proactive force in this field at our school, including a workshop in Connecticut for intimacy direction

    • Intimacy directors (payton)

    • Wants to send payton to a conference to learn how to be an intimacy director

    • Intimacy directors are important for consent culture in dramatic fields -- acting, theater, tv, film, etc

    • Come back from conference and talk to the school about consent culture

  • a Drama mixer and the potential for mixers in other schools.

  • how USS can create a more inclusive space for students!


V.08           Dinner !!

Dinner reservations at Peacefood at 7:45pm !!

V. Public Forum Two


This time is reserved for members of the public to address the University Student Senate on issues on or not already appearing on the

agenda. A limit of 5 minutes per speaker and 15 minutes per topic will be enforced. This is not a period of discussion for the

University Student Senate, however, the co-chairs may respond to specific questions and concerns made by the public.



VI. General USS Reports


VII.02 Board, Officer, and Staff Reports (Limited to 2 minutes per person)



VII. Adjournment

meeting 12/7