October 30, 2015

USS Funding

10/30/2015 / Notes Prepared By (Serengeti & Joy)

Present Senators: Gary, Joy, Nico, Serengeti, Mariko, Jovan, Dafne, Simon, Logan, Wanja

Visitors: Claudia G. (E-Committee), Joseph (Treasurer),  Ingrid (38 minutes late)

Absent with leave: Brooke

Absent:, Kadin, Javarius, Victoria

Meeting started: 7:00pm

Meeting Adjourned: (9:45) pm

 

 

*For this meeting, quorum is reached at: 9 present Senators

 

 

Agenda

 

 

Presenter: Malgorzata Bakalarz

Associated Organization:

Event Name: Hyphenated Identities: Discourses, Questions, and Polemics Conference

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: NO (NSSR)

Amount Asked For: $3,249.85

Notes:

  • Revision of previous proposal (View previous funding meeting minutes).

  • Providing and itemized budget and explaining reason for cost of dinner ($40 per head).

Motions: Nico motions to fund them only $375 instead of $1000 for the dinner ($15/head instead of $40 per head) 7 in favor, 1 opposed, one abstains, MOTION PASSES

Amount Awarded: $2,624.85

 

Presenter: Lindsay O’Neill-Caffrey

Associated Organization: Sustainable Cities Club

Event Name: COP 21 Conference

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: yes (SPE)

Amount Asked For: $2,600.00

Notes:

  • Climate change and sustainable dvlpmt.

  • Conference is held in Paris

  • 4 students will be sent to Paris for 8 days

  • Event will take place

Motions:

Simon motions for 2 people to attend the conference: MOTION DENIED

Amount Awarded: $0.00

 

 

Presenter: Jacqueline Mitchell

Associated Organization: Sustainable Cities

Event Name: Greenbuild Expo

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: YES (SPE)

Amount Asked For: $2,400.00

Notes:

  • Event is within the 3 week deadline

  • Event will take place from November 18th to 20th in Washington D.C.

  • funds will go towards the expo ticket

  • 6 students will be going from the 17th to the 20th

  • Panel with discussion on experiences, booth at Sustainapalooza

Motions: Simon motions for 1 person going: MOTION DENIED

Amount Awarded: $0

 

Presenter: Jasmine Young

Associated Organization:

Event Name: Fashion and Diversity - Black History Month

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: No (PARSONS)

Amount Asked For: $5,000.00

Notes:

  • Fashion and Jazz panel

  • February 2nd and February 26th 2016

  • expect 200 people at the 1st event and 400 people at the 2nd event

  • 2nd event by the end of February,

  • Open to changing their food budget with recommendations from the senate

  • Honorariums are : $2000 & $500

Motions: Simon motions to deny funding and require more info on the honorariums and a better itemized budget. 9 in favor, 2 abstain, motion passes

Amount Awarded: $0

 

Presenter: Angela Difede

Associated Organization:

Event Name: Platform Cooperativism

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: NO (LANG)

Amount Asked For: $3,500

Notes:

  • within the 3 week deadline

  • Annual conference, we funded their last conference last semester/year

  • There will be 80-100 speakers, students, & TNS Alumni

  • $3,500 is for flights/transportations in general

  • Similar to a career fair (?), students will be able to network with Tech/Digital Industry professionals. There will be student-led panels as well.

  • Events will take place on campus

  • 600 students expected to attend

Motions: Simon motions to deny funding based on the lack of an itemized budget and it is within the 3 week deadline (2 weeks away) 8 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstain

Amount Awarded: $0

 

 

 

Presenter: Stephanie Lukito

Associated Organization: Verge NYC

Event Name: Verge NYC

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: No

Amount Asked For: $5,000.00

Notes:

  • Same Fashion program as

  • Events will take place from Feb. 17th 2016 to Feb. 19th 2016 and Feb. 24th to 26th 2016

  • Event costs $28,374.49.

  • USS will be funding $5000

  • Might be getting funding from Adidas and 3M (post its company)

Motions: Wanja motions for full funding. Motion to grant full funding of $5000, 10 in favour, 1 abstains, MOTION PASSES

Amount Awarded: $5000

 

Presenter: Nelesi  Rodriguez

Associated Organization:

Event Name: An Installation Celebrating Barthes’ Centennial

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: No

Amount Asked For: $1,290.00

Notes:

  • Events will take place  from Nov. 20th to Dec. 22nd

  • Within the 3 week deadline but may push the event 1 week

  • Expecting 30 people

  • SPE/ Parsons Student clubs

  • Installation will be held in the Library (6th Floor of the UC)

Motions: Wanja motions for full funding, 5 in favor of full funding , 5 opposed, 1 abstained, MOTION DENIED

Amount Awarded: $0

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Angelica Stathopoulis

Associated Organization:

Event Name: The Essentialism Which Is Not One

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?:

Amount Asked For: $3,660.00

Notes:

  • Event will be held from April 8th to April 9th

  • 50-100 people expected

  • Event has been held since 1996

Motions:  Gary motions for full funding 6 in favor, 3 opposed, 1 abstains

Amount Awarded: $3,660.00

 

Presenter: Tortured Souls

They want to $200 that has already been allocated to be re-allocated

MOTION: Wanja motions to reallocate $200

passes

 

October 23, 2015

USS (Funding / Non-Funding)

(10/23) / Notes Prepared By (Serengeti)

Present Senators: Logan, Mariko, Simon, Nico, Serengeti, Gary, Brooke, Joy, Kadin, Jovan, Javarius, Wanja, Victoria (1h45 mins late)

Visitors: Michael, Mohammed

Absent with leave: Dafne, Maggie

Absent:  

Meeting started: (7:10) pm

Meeting Adjourned: (x:xx) pm

 

 

*For this meeting, quorum is reached at: [14] present Senators

 

 

Agenda

  1. Student Satisfaction Survey-Tet Lopez-Rabson. Meeting with COO, VP, Director of Institutional Research Wednesday October 21st 2015

Admin is seeking assistance from the USS for building student engagement towards completing the surveys.

Brooke: reaching out to student groups

Nico: having direct rewards to incentivise students

Serengeti: making it mandatory to get %100 response

Logan: Taking a small sample of students to represent a majority

Mohammed: having a competitive aspect to it, creating % per division to see which divisions participated the most

Serengeti: Once results are received, Admin should create a report assessing the changes that might result from the outcome of the survey.

 

 

  1. Joy Mandatory Announcement about website/Updating Website

  2. Funding Guideline Revisions - sponsored by Simon(+internal funding 3 week deadline)

Brooke motions for 48 hours deadline in number 4. - MOTION PASSES

Joy motions for 72 hours deadline in number 4- MOTION DENIED

Gary motions for “at our discretion” stipulation in Number 4.-MOTION PASSES

Ingrid motions for deleting “International Travel limit” stipulation

Motion for typical honorarium: 7, passes

Motion to pass stipulations 5 through 8, MOTION PASSES

 

  1. Co-Chair Elections

Brooke & Kadin

 

  1. Secretary Elections

 

 

 

  1. Shirts & Delegations sponsored

  2. Senator Javarius-Contact Info

  3. Constitutional Amendment: Co-Chair Delegation Act Sponsored by Nico Galvan

    1. See Below

  4. Constitutional Amendment: University Student Senate Committee Act, Sponsored by Nico Galván

    1. See Below

  5. USS Room Access/Aliya Contact

  6. Invitation Schedules for Local Student Governments

    1. 10/30/2015: USS Funding Meeting

    2. 11/06/2015: USS General Meeting (Non-Funding)

      1. Presentations:  LSU, PSS, DSU

    3. 11/13/2015: USS Funding Meeting

    4. 11/20/2015: USS General Meeting (Non-Funding)

      1. Presentations: GFSS (NSSR)

    5. 11/27/2015: THANKSGIVING BREAK: The USS will not be meeting on this day.

    6. 12/04/2015: USS Funding Meeting

  7. Resignations/Group Check In

 

OUTSIDE MOTIONS

  1. Motion for Gary to be Community Liaison: Motion passes-UNANIMOUS

 

 

 

 

Constitutional Amendment: Co-Chair Delegation Act Sponsored by Nico Galvan

ARTICLE VI: POWER AND DUTIES

B.5.1.Co-Chairs

As the Constitution currently stands:

“B.5.1.Co-chairs

B.5.1.1.Acting as the liaison with university administration

B.5.1.2.Acting as initial contact with inquiring students through the official USS email account.

B.5.1.3.Gathering of official agenda.

B.5.1.4.Coordinating and moderating all meetings.”

Approval of this Constitutional Amendment will include the following

“B.5.1.4. Co-Chair Delegation Act

Upon unanimous decision by the Co-Chairs, a Co-Chair will be given the ability to delegate reasonable USS related tasks to Senators within a reasonable deadline. The deadline for this USS related task must be agreed to by the Senator who wishes to achieve this task for this amendment  to take effect. For any task, Senators will be encouraged to volunteer. In the event no volunteer is present, the Co-Chair will have the authority to delegate this task to the Senator of his or her choosing.

 

After being assigned the task, the Senator the task is assigned to must complete the assigned task with the agreed deadline. Failure to achieve his or her task within the agreed deadline, as delegated by the Co-Chairs, or a Co-Chair, upon unanimous decision of the Co-Chairs, will be suspended, as determined by ARTICLE XII, Section D of the Constitution, until the completion of the task.”

 

 

Constitutional Amendment: University Student Committee Act, Sponsored by Nico Galván

ARTICLE VI: POWER AND DUTIES

As they currently stand:

“C. All budget expenditures, fundraising, and other fiscal activities of the University Student Senate shall comply with all applicable university policies and guidelines regarding the collection, distribution, and expenditure of funds by student organizations.

D. Good Faith Clause: All Senators, as Representative Board and Executive Board members of the University Student Senate, shall execute their duties, both explicit and implicit, and any other activities related to the USS, in good faith.”

 

“C. University Student Senate Committees

C.1.1. Power within the Committee will reside within the Chair or Co-Chairs of the Committee.

C.1.2. The Chair or Co-Chair of the Committee will have the sole authority regarding the membership of  the committee, regardless if a committee members is student is on the Representative Board or no.

C.1.2. Committee presentations will only be presented for a full vote in front of the University Student Senate if the Committee votes in favor of the proposal with at least a supermajority of 60%.

 

D. All budget expenditures, fundraising, and other fiscal activities of the University Student Senate shall comply with all applicable university policies and guidelines regarding the collection, distribution, and expenditure of funds by student organizations.

E. Good Faith Clause: All Senators, as Representative Board and Executive Board members of the University Student Senate, shall execute their duties, both explicit and implicit, and any other activities related to the USS, in good faith.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2015

USS Funding Meeting: 10/16/2015

Facilitator: Joseph Kushibab/ Treasurer

 

 

Present Senators: [Simon, Nico, Joy, Dafne, Ingrid, Serengeti, Joseph, Javarius, Brooke Jovan (20 minutes late), Wanja (30 minutes late)]

Absent with leave: Logan, Maggie

Absent: [Mariko]

Meeting Started: 7:00pm

Meeting Adjourned: 9:45 pm

 

 

*For this meeting, quorum is reached at: [11] present Senators (Total of 16 Qualified Senators; Quorum is reached with ⅓ of qualified Senators present. )

 

 

 

 

  1. Presenter: Nadine Rachid

Associated Organization: HUB.Up

Event Name: Operational Funding

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: OSDA APPROVED CLUB

Amount Asked For: $500.00

Notes:

  • Requesting funding for operating costs of weekly meetings (Food & Coffee)

  • 8 meetings left

  • miscellaneous items ($50)

 

Motions: Nico motions for FULL FUNDING, Wanja Seconds, 8 yes, 3 abstained: MOTION PASSES

Amount Awarded: $500.00

 

2. Presenter: Andrew Tripp <tripa252@newschool.edu>

Associated Organization: NSSR Graduate Student Philosophy

Event Name: Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?:

Amount Asked For: $3989.00

Acquired $1900.00 from other funding sources

Notes:

  • Discipline: Philosophy; topic Essentialism

  • Majority of requested funding (~$1000) will be going to speaker’s travel.

  • Expected attendance of 50-100 people

  • Benefit TNS: because of Keynote Speakers (1 out of 2 speakers are Alumnus)

  • Two breakfasts, two lunches

  • Will take place October 16th 2015

  • Non New School guests are also invited

  • Have requested funds from other sources

  • Speaker is Alumni

  • Event is Recurring approx 1996.

Motions: Ingrid motions for FULL FUNDING, Dafne seconds, 4 in favor 3 opposed 4 abstained: MOTION DOES NOT PASS,  Got 57% of the vote, asking them for a more information and clarity, especially an clearer itemized budget

Amount Awarded: $0.00

 

3. Presenter: Matt Stewart <stewm247@newschool.edu>

Associated Organization: Mannes

Event Name: N.A. (Honorarium)

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: NO

Amount Asked For: $750.00

Notes:

  • Mannes Student working with Parsons to integrate visuals and sounds

  • Plan to apply to grants & The New Challenge

Questions:

  • How does it benefit students: multimedia lab to integrate visuals and sounds. Aims to integrate this into the curriculum

  • Where do the appliances go after project is completed? They will be open for New School students to rent

  •  

Motions: Brooke motions for FULL FUNDING, JAVARIUS SECONDS,  8 yes, 1 opposed, 2 abstain, MOTION PASSES

Amount Awarded: $750.00

 

 

4. Presenter: Malgorzata Bakalarz <bakam123@newschool.edu>

Associated Organization: NSSR Sociology

Event Name: "Hyphenated Identities - Discourses, Questions, and Polemics,"         international conference

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: NO, but associated with Transregional Center Democratic Studies

Amount Asked For: $3,300.00

Received Funding From Other Sources: $2,500 (Columbia University)$5,000 (IAM, Poland)

Date of Event: December 4th

Notes:

  • Organizing a series of events (NSSR, Parsons, Columbia-Dpt of Eastern European Studies)

  • International Conference

  • Received 45 abstracts (12 will present, 3 from The New School)

  • Asking for funding just for the Conference

  • Capacity of the Orozco Room is 50 people, however, more are expected (concerns)

  • Mainly New School students along with Columbia students will attend

  • Will include New School students in the presentation

  • Trying to get Streaming for online video given that Orozco room is small

  • Will be covered in 2 different magazines

Motions:  Simon motions to DENY FUNDING, Joy seconds, 10 yes, 1 abstain

(Jovan’s comment: You didn’t meeting funding guidelines  

Amount Awarded: $0.00

 

    Homecoming out Ball: Motion to deny funding ahead of presentation because of time          constraints (1 week left before event) MOTION PASSES

 

5. Presenter: Muhammed Korany <koram393@newschool.edu>

Associated Organization: Engage Media lab

Event Name: Engage Media Lab Fall Mixer

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: YES

Amount Asked For: $560.00 (Initially  $700 , lowered because the USS does not fund alcohol)

Notes:

  • Expected 50 students

  • Last year : event resulted in creation of 4 workshops

  • Recurring Event: 1 mixer per semester

  • Sought outside funding via Student Finance Committee (OSDA Funding) BUT funding for this Committee has been frozen

  • Initial budget for drinks of $200 will be adjusted to $140 given that we do not fund alcohol.

  •  

Motions:  Serengeti motions for full funding, Wanja Seconds,  9 yes, 2 abstain. PASSES FULL FUNDING

Amount Awarded:$560.00

 

6. Presenter: Susie Jange <jangs471@newschool.edu>

Associated Organization:

Event Name: Climb The Wall

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?:

Amount Asked For: $4,540

Recurring Event? YES

Notes:

 

  • Main Venue: Brooklyn Boulders

  • Assisting students with learning differences

  • 16 students expected (?)

  •  

Motions: DENIED FUNDING, UNANIMOUS

Amount Awarded: $0.00

 

7. Presenter: Gideon Lazarus

Associated Organization: Mock Trial

Event Name: Mock Trial

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?:YES

Amount Asked For: $3,383.50

Received Funding from other sources: received/set to receive $3,503.50 from LSU

Notes:  

  • 2nd year in a row

  • Got invited to Mock Trial Competition in Iowa and is requesting funding for travel

Motions for FULL FUNDING 4 in favor 2 opposed, 5 abstained; MOTION PASSED

Amount Awarded: $3,383.50

 

8. Presenter: Sara Hassani

Associated Organization: NSSR Dept. of Politics

Event Name: Althusser Workshop

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: NO

Amount Asked For: $1000

Notes:

  • Secured funding from: Dean's Office ($500), Union of Politics Science Students ($500), Politics Department ($500); does not fund intl speakers.

  • Event last year benefited the student body in an academic manner

  • Speakers from various countries

  • Grad student papers will be presented

  • 100-150 expected students to show up

  • will be advertised throughout the whole university

  • Student papers might be reworked towards a celebratory volume or an online journal

Motions: Maggie Jovan for full funding, Maggie seconds, 10 in favor, 1 abstained; MOTION PASSES

Amount Awarded:

 

9. Presenter: Kadin

Associated Organization: Ping Chong & Co.

Event Name: “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity”

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?:

Amount Asked For: $5000.00 received $ from outside sources (from whom)

Date: February 5th

Notes:

  • Expected attendance is 400

  • past events have sold out nearly 300 seats

  • free to New School students

  • received $ from outside sources

Motions: Nico motions for Kadin to come back with itemized budget.  11 in favor, Unanimous. MOTION PASSES

Amount Awarded:

 

10. Presenter: Hadley Cooper <coopc361@newschool.edu>

Associated Organization: AID

Event Name: Kiva Information Session

Is This Organization OSDA Recognized?: YES

Amount Asked For: $990.00

Notes:

  • Have previously been funded by USS

  • November 5th event will cost ($210)

  • November 19th event (Info session)  will cost ($780)

  • Asking for Food and Poster for event and meeting advertise for both events

  • Workshop for microfinance  

  • Expecting 80 people to attend

Motions: Nico motions for full funding of $990: 9 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstained, MOTION PASSES

 

Amount Awarded:

 

 

 

Homecoming out: Motion to deny funding ahead of presentation because of time constraints (1 week left before event) MOTION PASSES  

 

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USS GENERAL AGENDA, IF TIME PERMITS

  1. Resignations/Group Check In

  2. Shirts & Delegations

  3. Javarius- USS Contact Info Fall 2015

  4. Interim Co-Chair

  5. Funding Guidelines + Questions (internal funding 3 week deadline)

  6. Meeting with COO, VP, Director of Institutional Research Wednesday October 21st 2015

  7. USS Room Access/Aliya Contact

  8. Updating Website

  9.  

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Language for solution to tie with rotating terms.

 

In the event that the general election producues