November 30, 2018

Funding meeting

11/30/2018


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