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