Here are the edited, condensed minutes of the February 17th senate meeting:
Welcome to our two newly elected senators: Pranav Tamilselvan and Alex Hymes!
President’s Report, Quentin Becker
- SGA will be helping with the Harrison Backpack Wednesday, the 24th at 3:30
- Next meeting, we will be working to formulate a discussion and student opinion on the mascot
- Diversity meetings are beginning with SGA and Bob Brown with the hope to aid struggling student organizations
Vice President’s Report, Malory Thelen
- Reach out to your constituents to spark interest in the Research Conference
- We reached out to academic honors societies to spark interest
Academic Affairs, Lauren Gilbert
- The final May Term proposal was presented and passed
- Those looking into the First Year Experience have a meeting this next week. Contact: Katie Tucker, Joseph Gearon
- Senators Pound Chen and Riley Bresnahan will be working on evaluating and improving FYSE alongside Dr. Hauman and Dr. Wright, among others. Your input is important too: email your international student constituents, ask friends you know who have taken it. Contact: Lauren Gilbert, Pound Chen, or Riley Bresnahan.
- Further Engagements is officially on the course books. Those interested in taking a Further Engagements course should email Dr. Csuhai describing why they want to take a Further Engagements class (it will count as an interdisciplinary Area IV), and giving the name of a faculty member who can attest to their intelligence and ability to contribute to a class
- Because 6 faculty members are going out of their way to teach it, they will be able to select who is able to participate in the course. Dr. Carey is teaching one!
Student Affairs, Claire Gardner
- Resolutions in the works, and a funding request for white boards on its way.
Hussain is figuring out the curriculum for the William T Young scholarship curriculum programming.
Possibility of increasing library hours the week before finals (instead of finals week)
Pound Chen looking into bringing back a “diversity dinner” which was extremely successful last year. Suggested by Serenity Wright.