Senate wrap up Oct. 7
Tonight’s senate meeting passed official senate positions, approved special requests and revealed results from a sexual violence survey.
The official senate positions are as follows: Senator Kevin Dobyns, senate president, Senator Quinn Haaga, vice-president, Senator Max Burns, ombudsperson, Senator Martin Martinez-Santoyo, treasurer, and Senator Morgan Snook, academic chair.
Each position has one candidate after Senator Evan Roth withdrew from treasurer nomination and Senator Jason Selby withdrew from academic chair nomination.
The senate passed all special requests presented at the meeting.
International Student Association received almost $10,000 to host their weekly “Coffee Hour” event.
Dobyns, among other senators, spoke highly of ISA and the Coffee Hour, saying “it’s the biggest event” that a student group organizes on campus. The event has been around for 25 years and attracted more than 500 students weekly.
The organization wants to add an extra of seven Coffee Hours this year, explained the special request. The senate passed the request with a unanimous vote.
Saudi Student Association received $4,631 to host its Eid Aladha event, which will take place Oct. 10. At the end of their presentation, SAA former president pointed out to the senate that the SAA current president, who is a woman, has stepped up against their cultural stereotype to take a role of leadership. She’s the first female president for the student organization since 2003.
HOSA International Commercial Group, American Enterprise Institute Executive Council and Asian Culture Communication Association’s requests all passed with a unanimous vote.
The senate also confirmed five positions for University Senate. Including senator Tess Mor, Lusby, Burns, Roth and Martinez.
During the public forum, Senator Lusby revealed the result of the campus climate survey, conducted by Jennifer Freyd, Carly Parnitzke Smith and Marina Rosenthal.
The survey, presented in the University Senate meeting today, shows high numbers of sexual assault on campus, especially in Fraternity and Sorority Life, Lusby said.
An earlier version of this article listed Senator Burns as a public advocate. The article has since been updated.