USS Meeting 9/4/2015
Absent with leave:
Thursday, September 17- D. Van Zandt + USF meeting 4:30-6:00 PM
Thursday, September 17-Board of Trustees meeting (morning)
66 West 12th Street, 8th Floor Terrace* (enter via President’s Office)
*(If the weather is unfavorable, we will move to the Orozco Room)
New Initiatives/Initiative Updates
First Email to All Students
Initiatives: Pizza Party or Dinner with Senators, linking up with divisional student governments. Options
Doing the Pizza Party
Conclusion: We will reach out with each divisional student government and decide from there.
New Community liaison initiative: Quick vote: passed
Meeting w/ all student club leaders: Quick vote: passed
Joint Meetings with Student Gov’s Town hall: Quick Vote: passed
USS Town Hall: Quick Vote: passed
Constitutionality of Student Trustees terms who will be extended: language needs to examined
MetroFAIR: Compromise, reduction of financial aid for all students, “there needs to be more organization and more people joining”, forming a city-wide student union to participate. Maybe building a closer relationship with MTA
Entrepreneurship at TNS: Logan, partnering up with Cardozo, information on building a business.
Credit discount for unpaid internships: paying for credits for unpaid internships, discounting the price of credits. Not being able to get credits for internships as a Freshman. Possibly building a committee for the initiatives.
Research Fund-Simon, absent
Meeting with Admission/Enrollment Services Administrators
New Initiative: each week inviting a divisional student govt leader, to get updated on their initiatives
Conclusion: getting started with initiatives by next week.
Nico Motions to make “USS Initiatives” spreadsheet public, view only, unanimous
Michael Castrovilla presenting “TNS Mock Trial Team”
“provide a space where similar minds are allowed to collaborate together”, “raise awareness and understanding of the American legal system”.
2nd year in existence, previously received funding from the USS.
Made it to regionals
Recognized by OSDA
Deadline is October
Request: The American Mock Trial Association.
Amount Requested: Total of $605.00 broken down in 3 sections
$450 for 2016 School Registration
$125 Regional Team Registration
$30 Mock Championship DVD.
B. Charlotte Cooper presenting “Made by people”, a conference on clothes & the people who make them.
“deconstructing the fashion industry”, “a proactive conference bringing fashion and design pros from industry and academia”
Amount requested: $3250
Reserve 3 rooms for an expected 150 people.
C. Edward Guetti presenting the “Wittgenstein Workshop”
$2500 covers the 9 workshop events.
$1600 as honorariums for the speakers
$900 for refreshments
First workshop is October 2nd
recommendations: to email the head of the philosophy dept.
estimate of 25 people attending
*Special motion: 60% of 10 Senators need to vote for the motion to be passed.
Nico, Patrick, and Petra abstain from voting due to conflict of interest (taking or took the class).
13 senators present
10 qualified voters
10 in favor, MOTION for $605.00 PASSES
Motion: Jovan motions for full funding
Motion: Maggie motions for full funding with a condition: clarification of videographer ($695), funds for videographer will not be allocated until that is clarified → 10 in favor, 1 abstain (Patrick, for lack of proof of budget) ,
MOTION for $3,250 PASSES with a hold on $695
Unanimous, in favor, MOTION for $2,500 PASSES
Thursday 3:30 p.m. 9/10, Meeting with Linda Reimer
Patrick motions to make all funding public, unanimous, MOTION PASSES
Catherine - Social Justice Liaison - 5 bullet point list from Petra and Joseph
Meeting hours: compromising
Patrick: proposes more senators for each division.
THE AFTER PARTY:
visitor: criticism and demand for clarification.
water was $9
many students were “turned away”.
should consult the student body
consult with student orgs that are competent in event management
amend the USS Constitution article that states that we cannot pay students.
E. Wanja: having more options available in terms of food and drinks (vegetarian options)