November 9, 2018

Funding meeting

11/09/2018


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