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Senate Meeting Minutes :: 2.1.18 :: Week 4

February 12, 2018

Minutes of the SCU Student Senate Meeting February 1, 2018

 

 

Members Present:

Senate Chair Aly Motzel

Parliamentarian Paul Armstrong     

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal

  

Members Present:

Senate Chair Aly Motzel

Parliamentarian Paul Armstrong     

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal

  

First Year Senators:

Sahil Sagar

Mai Sinada

Robbie Nunes

Ciara Moezidis

 

Sophomore Senators:

Avery James

Duncan McDonell                         

Helen Kassa

David Warne   

Mackenzie Bartz  

 

Junior Senators:

Rory Pannkuk

Victoria Linares  

Alex Perlman

Alex Baldonado

 

Senior Senators:

Amy Monzon

Mayron Mulugeta    

Thayne Kollmorgen

Gerome Yabut

 

At-Large Senators:        

Kristin Godfrey

Payton Dizney Swanson

Kayla Williams

Kristin Godfrey

Annie Martin

Rahaima Choudhry

Erik Echeona      

 

Members Absent:

Mackenzie Bartz  

Jack Codiga

Bjorn Thyrring

Nithya Vemireddy

Kyle Andrews

Angelica Fuentes

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

Senate Chair Aly Motzel called the February 1, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara University Student Senate to order at 7:05 pm in the Williman Room of Benson.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked a member to read the invocation.  Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk recited the invocation.

 

2. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal  took roll at 7:08 pm.

 

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting. She requested questions and comments related to the agenda. None were put forward, and the agenda was approved by At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry and seconded by At-Large Senator Erik Echeona.

 

4. APPROVAL OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTES

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting and requested questions and comments related to the minutes.

 

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal: Concerns from Amy Mozon and Ciara Moezidis were previously addressed. Ciara was incorrectly marked absent and a statement made by Amy Monzon  was misattributed to Angelica Fuentes. These corrections have been made and the corrected minutes will be distributed.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel, hearing no other questions or comments, asked for a motion to approve the agenda. The motion was made by Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell and seconded by Sophomore Senator David Warne.

 

5. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

 

Senate Speaker Jeanne Rosenberger - Vice Provost for Student Life

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited Jeanne Rosenberger, Vice Provost for Student Life, to give a presentation on the progress and goals of new initiatives as they relate to SCU student life. She specifically focused on how SCU will handle a growing student body. Her presentation is succinctly summarized below:

  • The Division of Student Life includes:

    • Benson, Campus Rec, Career center, Center for Student Involvement, etc.

  • Addressing Support for Mental Health

    • Student groups have asked that we do more

      • We identified areas of improvement and have begun adrressing them

        • Training - 600 SCU community members are now trained in suicide prevention

        • SCU mobile app has been upgraded to have more information about mental health and campus services

        • We committed to be a JED campus

          • JED Campus is a company that assesses collages on their mental health support based on seven goals: develop life skills, promote social connectedness, identify students at risk, increase help-seeking behaviors, provide mental health and substance abuse services, follow crisis management procedure, and restrict access to potentially lethal means.

          • JED Campus assessed SCU and gave us ways to improve

          • They found that SCU doesn’t market our services well enough, we have a lack of relationship with greek life, we don’t have enough social spaces, and we don’t have a full time psychiatrist

          • We are now working to improve those areas by expanding suicide prevention training to 600 community members, creating more social spaces in our planned campus developments, restricting student access to lethal means, marketing our services through our student handbook and SCU mobile app, and by studying SCU’s relationship with greek life

  • Preparing for a larger student body

    • New dorm will open in fall of 2019, primarily for underclassmen

    • It will house just over 600 students

      • Will allow us to return lounges and alleviate triples in other dorms

    • Building the Bronco Atrium over the Bronco Patio outside of the Benson Cafeteria

      • It will be a glass enclosure over the patio

      • Building will start in a week, but will not affect student life and eating in Benson

      • A full remodel of benson will happen over Summer and be ready for Fall Quarter

    • We have built two sand volleyball courts and an outdoor fitness area near Malley Fitness Center

      • Replaced weight room equipment

  • Collaborative Projects

    • Bronco Bunker

      • Testing a nap pod program

    • Working on having lawn chairs

    • Public access printers

    • Inclusive restrooms

    • School spirit initiatives

    • Expanding QPR suicide prevention training for student leaders

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked Jeanne Rosenberger for her presentation and asked if there were any questions for her.

 

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: Have you thought about having an additional psychiatrist?

Jeanne Rosenberger: We just got approval to hire one full time. We have two interviews this month for that position.

 

Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell: What did JED identify as problems?

Jeanne Rosenberger: They found that SCU doesn’t market our services well enough, we have a lack of relationship with greek life, we don’t have enough social spaces, and we don’t have a full time psychiatrist. They want us to have additional locations to counsel people and additional times. We also aren’t in a town with a downtown. There aren’t things that stay open late for students so there aren’t alternatives for students. Greek life appeared in four of the sections and they said that because we have have no relationship with greek life we have a missed opportunity.

 

At-Large Senator Mai Sinada: Is there a timeline for benson?

Jeanne Rosenberger: Will be completed for orientation for fall 2018 orientation

 

At-Large Senator Mai Sinada: Do the students have access to current mock-ups?

Jeanne Rosenberger: They did, but are not currently online, we will put them back up.

 

At- Large Senator Kayla Williams: Has admissions stated size for next incoming class?

Jeanne Rosenberger: I believe it is 1,350 students from high school, but I’m not sure about transfer. I can give Aly the exact number.

 

First Year Senator Robbie Nunes: What are some school spirit initiatives?

Jeanne Rosenberger: That falls more on the collaborative and ASG side. One example would be the golf cart we are working on.

 

Jeanne Rosenberger: I’ll leave my business card and I will meet with anyone if you have any more questions or ideas.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked Jeanne Rosenberger for her presentation.

 

6. EXECUTIVE BRANCH UPDATES

 

Public Relations VP Maggie Hurlbut: Helen was our first senator spotlight with a video about her Ecopass project and it went well! Please feel free to nominate a fellow senator.

 

Community Development VP Elena Radding: Last lecture is March 6th at 7:30. We are brainstorming traditions and working on new projects.

At-Large Senator Mai Sinada: Can we do another opportunity to write letters to your future self?

Elena Radding: Email me and I will connect you to alumni services.

 

Finance VP Ben Rhoades: A PDF of updated office hours will be sent out this week to senators.

 

Chief Justice Rachel Brooke Herzog: Please let me know if you have any proposed bylaw changes.

 

Vice President Sam Perez: I am working on a Muslim outreach project with Helen and Rahaima; there are a certain amount of students who are Muslim and have been admitted but accepted.There is an issue of biased conduct guidelines regarding sexual assault in the student handbook. I am working on a solution with others and we are planning to sit down with Jeanne Rosenberger to discuss it.  I am also waiting for an update from Jeanne about contraception and the Can’t Thread a Moving Needle video. One of my professors had a wellness policy on their syllabus and she is working on a wellness policy that could go towards title IX. I am working on a resolution to get a mental health clause in all syllabi. Helen Kassa and Rory Pannkuk are new co-chairs of Bridge the Gap. Same as last week, but there has been progress on all fronts. Let me know is you want to help.

 

President Jack Herstam: I met with Rene about athletics and working on the golf cart being allowed for the future. The UPC will look into it. We will have a new election system soon. IT has made a voting system and we will use it this spring. Rough Riders rewards app is great and you can earn points and share photos.

 

7. COMMITTEE UPDATES

 

COMM - Committee Member’s Projects: Kayla Williams: Two YEP visits to two middle schools this coming week. Duncan McDonell: He and Helen Kassa are  now chairing the Bridge the Gap Ad-Hoc committee.

 

CUIC - Committee Member’s Projects: Ciara Moezidis: Has set up a meeting to discuss bon appetit hours and is also working on the EcoPass project. Thayne Kollmorgen: Working on a petition to ask Father Engh to be less political in his emails to all undergraduates. Robbie Nunes: Working to improve registration times for classes.

 

FOC - We are working on: a new student involvement survey, a student housing union, nap pods, and a resolution on increasing professor diversity. We will have a presentation from Payton Dizney Swanson on his work to update the SCU wellness policy for next week.

 

SAC - We will have 6 +1000 dollar request during week six. Erik Echeona is working on resolution to have all senate meetings recorded.

 

8. NEW BUSINESS

 

CommDev Presentation on Campus Safety

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited CommDev Off-Campus Chair Victoria to present on her survey for campus safety. Her presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • We are working with campus safety to find out how students feel about safety on campus

  • We want to help campus safety to communicate their services to the students

  • The survey is out. Please fill it out and have constituents fill it out

  • 100 students have already filled it out

  • It asks how safe students feel on campus

  • 80 percent feel safe on campus

  • 60 percent do not feel safe off campus

  • The goal is for people to feel physically and mentally safe on and off campus

  • I want to meet with campus safety the first week of spring quarter and have concerns dealt with this year after I have even more data from the survey.

 

9. OLD BUSINESS

 

RSO Status Voting

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel reminded the senate that we are reviewing the Barbell Club, the Cryptocurrency Club, Sports Business, Effective Altruism, and Music Appreciation.

 

Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell: I am concerned with Barbell liability.

Sophomore Senator David Warne: We discussed at SAC and no students will be coaching, only the registered advisor will coach because he has been trained.

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Will barbell take over the Malley gym?

Sophomore Senator David Warne: No. They won’t go in as a group. They will have meetings to discuss things, but not work outs as a group.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Is anyone concerned on voting on barbell?

Answer: No

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Why do they want to be an RSO? I wanted to see if there was anything in particular they need.

Senior Senator Thayne Kollmorgen: They ant to be able to recruit and have the officiality to table and reserve a room and organize.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Is there any reason to postpone Barbell?

Answer: No.

Sophomore Senator David Warne: SAC was concerned about how effective sports business would be as a club; thoughts?

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: He only polled his suitemates on how much interest there is. There is doubt about how much interest there is.

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Can we ask him to do more research on it? There wasn’t enough specificity on what the club will do.

Junior Senator Alex Baldonado: He said other schools have this clubs, but that doesn’t mean our school needs it or have enough people interested.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Can I have a straw poll to table Sports Business until next week?

Answer: Yes.

Junior Senator Alex Baldonado: Ask him for more specificity.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Does anyone have any other concerns?

First Year Senator Robbie Nunes: Are cryptocurrency and investment too similar?

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choundhry: Cryptocurrency is so dense that it definitely has enough content to be its own club.

Senior Senator Thayne Kollmorgen: The Real Estate Club is a specific form of investment as well.

First Year Senator Sahill Sagar: I like the idea, but I didn’t understand the point of the club.

Senior Senator Gerome Yabut: Is the club going to do outreach?

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Can we ask them for more information on their interests and goals?

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I can ask them about those things.

Sophomore Senator Helen Kassa: I saw it as an informational club about philanthropy.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel:  I think it is a way to think about how to build charities and being responsive to communities that have been hurt. I still think we can ask for more information.

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I will have them clarify.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Can we vote on the Barbell Club, the Cryptocurrency Club, and the Music Appreciation Club?

Answer: Yes

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked if the senate had any more questions. Hearing none, she asked for a motion to white ballot. The motion to while ballot was made by Sophomore Senator David Warne and seconded by Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell. Senate Chair Aly Motzel then asked for a motion to vote. The motion was made by At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry, which was seconded by First Year Senator Mai Sinada. Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal took roll and the Barbell Club, the Cryptocurrency Club, and the Music Appreciation Club were approved.

10. ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Santa Clara Reporting

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: I met with a reporter for The Santa Clara and she wants to record and then delete the recording after a week. She laid out her reasons well, but please talk to me if you have any concerns.

11. ADJOURNMENT

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Adjournment was approved by First Year Senator Sahill Sagar and seconded by Senior Senator Amy Monzon. Senate Chair Aly Motzel called the February 1st, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara University Senate to a close at 7:55 PM.

12. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal took roll at 7:55 PM.



 

Sahil Sagar

Mai Sinada

Robbie Nunes

Ciara Moezidis

Sophomore Senators:

Avery James Duncan McDonell                         Helen Kassa

David Warne   

Mackenzie Bartz  

Junior Senators:

Rory Pannkuk

Victoria Linares  

Alex Perlman

Alex Baldonado

Senior Senators:

Amy Monzon

Mayron Mulugeta    

Thayne Kollmorgen

Gerome Yabut

At-Large Senators:         Kristin Godfrey Payton Dizney Swanson

Kayla Williams

Kristin Godfrey

Annie Martin

Rahaima Choudhry

Erik Echeona      

Members Absent:

Mackenzie Bartz  

Jack Codiga

Bjorn Thyrring

Nithya Vemireddy

Kyle Andrews

Angelica Fuentes

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

Senate Chair Aly Motzel called the February 1, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara University Student Senate to order at 7:05 pm in the Williman Room of Benson.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked a member to read the invocation.  Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk recited the invocation.

 

2. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal  took roll at 7:08 pm.

 

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting. She requested questions and comments related to the agenda. None were put forward, and the agenda was approved by At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry and seconded by At-Large Senator Erik Echeona.

 

4. APPROVAL OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTES

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting and requested questions and comments related to the minutes.

 

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal: Concerns from Amy Mozon and Ciara Moezidis were previously addressed. Ciara was incorrectly marked absent and a statement made by Amy Monzon  was misattributed to Angelica Fuentes. These corrections have been made and the corrected minutes will be distributed.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel, hearing no other questions or comments, asked for a motion to approve the agenda. The motion was made by Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell and seconded by Sophomore Senator David Warne.

 

5. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

 

Senate Speaker Jeanne Rosenberger - Vice Provost for Student Life

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited Jeanne Rosenberger, Vice Provost for Student Life, to give a presentation on the progress and goals of new initiatives as they relate to SCU student life. She specifically focused on how SCU will handle a growing student body. Her presentation is succinctly summarized below:

  • The Division of Student Life includes:

    • Benson, Campus Rec, Career center, Center for Student Involvement, etc.

  • Addressing Support for Mental Health

    • Student groups have asked that we do more

      • We identified areas of improvement and have begun adrressing them

        • Training - 600 SCU community members are now trained in suicide prevention

        • SCU mobile app has been upgraded to have more information about mental health and campus services

        • We committed to be a JED campus

          • JED Campus is a company that assesses collages on their mental health support based on seven goals: develop life skills, promote social connectedness, identify students at risk, increase help-seeking behaviors, provide mental health and substance abuse services, follow crisis management procedure, and restrict access to potentially lethal means.

          • JED Campus assessed SCU and gave us ways to improve

          • They found that SCU doesn’t market our services well enough, we have a lack of relationship with greek life, we don’t have enough social spaces, and we don’t have a full time psychiatrist

          • We are now working to improve those areas by expanding suicide prevention training to 600 community members, creating more social spaces in our planned campus developments, restricting student access to lethal means, marketing our services through our student handbook and SCU mobile app, and by studying SCU’s relationship with greek life

  • Preparing for a larger student body

    • New dorm will open in fall of 2019, primarily for underclassmen

    • It will house just over 600 students

      • Will allow us to return lounges and alleviate triples in other dorms

    • Building the Bronco Atrium over the Bronco Patio outside of the Benson Cafeteria

      • It will be a glass enclosure over the patio

      • Building will start in a week, but will not affect student life and eating in Benson

      • A full remodel of benson will happen over Summer and be ready for Fall Quarter

    • We have built two sand volleyball courts and an outdoor fitness area near Malley Fitness Center

      • Replaced weight room equipment

  • Collaborative Projects

    • Bronco Bunker

      • Testing a nap pod program

    • Working on having lawn chairs

    • Public access printers

    • Inclusive restrooms

    • School spirit initiatives

    • Expanding QPR suicide prevention training for student leaders

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked Jeanne Rosenberger for her presentation and asked if there were any questions for her.

 

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: Have you thought about having an additional psychiatrist?

Jeanne Rosenberger: We just got approval to hire one full time. We have two interviews this month for that position.

 

Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell: What did JED identify as problems?

Jeanne Rosenberger: They found that SCU doesn’t market our services well enough, we have a lack of relationship with greek life, we don’t have enough social spaces, and we don’t have a full time psychiatrist. They want us to have additional locations to counsel people and additional times. We also aren’t in a town with a downtown. There aren’t things that stay open late for students so there aren’t alternatives for students. Greek life appeared in four of the sections and they said that because we have have no relationship with greek life we have a missed opportunity.

 

At-Large Senator Mai Sinada: Is there a timeline for benson?

Jeanne Rosenberger: Will be completed for orientation for fall 2018 orientation

 

At-Large Senator Mai Sinada: Do the students have access to current mock-ups?

Jeanne Rosenberger: They did, but are not currently online, we will put them back up.

 

At- Large Senator Kayla Williams: Has admissions stated size for next incoming class?

Jeanne Rosenberger: I believe it is 1,350 students from high school, but I’m not sure about transfer. I can give Aly the exact number.

 

First Year Senator Robbie Nunes: What are some school spirit initiatives?

Jeanne Rosenberger: That falls more on the collaborative and ASG side. One example would be the golf cart we are working on.

 

Jeanne Rosenberger: I’ll leave my business card and I will meet with anyone if you have any more questions or ideas.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked Jeanne Rosenberger for her presentation.

 

6. EXECUTIVE BRANCH UPDATES

 

Public Relations VP Maggie Hurlbut: Helen was our first senator spotlight with a video about her Ecopass project and it went well! Please feel free to nominate a fellow senator.

 

Community Development VP Elena Radding: Last lecture is March 6th at 7:30. We are brainstorming traditions and working on new projects.

At-Large Senator Mai Sinada: Can we do another opportunity to write letters to your future self?

Elena Radding: Email me and I will connect you to alumni services.

 

Finance VP Ben Rhoades: A PDF of updated office hours will be sent out this week to senators.

 

Chief Justice Rachel Brooke Herzog: Please let me know if you have any proposed bylaw changes.

 

Vice President Sam Perez: I am working on a Muslim outreach project with Helen and Rahaima; there are a certain amount of students who are Muslim and have been admitted but accepted.There is an issue of biased conduct guidelines regarding sexual assault in the student handbook. I am working on a solution with others and we are planning to sit down with Jeanne Rosenberger to discuss it.  I am also waiting for an update from Jeanne about contraception and the Can’t Thread a Moving Needle video. One of my professors had a wellness policy on their syllabus and she is working on a wellness policy that could go towards title IX. I am working on a resolution to get a mental health clause in all syllabi. Helen Kassa and Rory Pannkuk are new co-chairs of Bridge the Gap. Same as last week, but there has been progress on all fronts. Let me know is you want to help.

President Jack Herstam: I met with Rene about athletics and working on the golf cart being allowed for the future. The UPC will look into it. We will have a new election system soon. IT has made a voting system and we will use it this spring. Rough Riders rewards app is great and you can earn points and share photos.

 

7. COMMITTEE UPDATES

COMM - Committee Member’s Projects: Kayla Williams: Two YEP visits to two middle schools this coming week. Duncan McDonell: He and Helen Kassa are  now chairing the Bridge the Gap Ad-Hoc committee.

CUIC - Committee Member’s Projects: Ciara Moezidis: Has set up a meeting to discuss bon appetit hours and is also working on the EcoPass project. Thayne Kollmorgen: Working on a petition to ask Father Engh to be less political in his emails to all undergraduates. Robbie Nunes: Working to improve registration times for classes.

FOC - We are working on: a new student involvement survey, a student housing union, nap pods, and a resolution on increasing professor diversity. We will have a presentation from Payton Dizney Swanson on his work to update the SCU wellness policy for next week.

SAC - We will have 6 +1000 dollar request during week six. Erik Echeona is working on resolution to have all senate meetings recorded.

 

8. NEW BUSINESS

CommDev Presentation on Campus Safety

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited CommDev Off-Campus Chair Victoria to present on her survey for campus safety. Her presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • We are working with campus safety to find out how students feel about safety on campus

  • We want to help campus safety to communicate their services to the students

  • The survey is out. Please fill it out and have constituents fill it out

  • 100 students have already filled it out

  • It asks how safe students feel on campus

  • 80 percent feel safe on campus

  • 60 percent do not feel safe off campus

  • The goal is for people to feel physically and mentally safe on and off campus

  • I want to meet with campus safety the first week of spring quarter and have concerns dealt with this year after I have even more data from the survey.

9. OLD BUSINESS

RSO Status Voting

Senate Chair Aly Motzel reminded the senate that we are reviewing the Barbell Club, the Cryptocurrency Club, Sports Business, Effective Altruism, and Music Appreciation.

Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell: I am concerned with Barbell liability.

Sophomore Senator David Warne: We discussed at SAC and no students will be coaching, only the registered advisor will coach because he has been trained.

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Will barbell take over the Malley gym?

Sophomore Senator David Warne: No. They won’t go in as a group. They will have meetings to discuss things, but not work outs as a group.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Is anyone concerned on voting on barbell?

Answer: No

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Why do they want to be an RSO? I wanted to see if there was anything in particular they need.

Senior Senator Thayne Kollmorgen: They ant to be able to recruit and have the officiality to table and reserve a room and organize.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Is there any reason to postpone Barbell?

Answer: No.

Sophomore Senator David Warne: SAC was concerned about how effective sports business would be as a club; thoughts?

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: He only polled his suitemates on how much interest there is. There is doubt about how much interest there is.

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Can we ask him to do more research on it? There wasn’t enough specificity on what the club will do.

Junior Senator Alex Baldonado: He said other schools have this clubs, but that doesn’t mean our school needs it or have enough people interested.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Can I have a straw poll to table Sports Business until next week?

Answer: Yes.

Junior Senator Alex Baldonado: Ask him for more specificity.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Does anyone have any other concerns?

First Year Senator Robbie Nunes: Are cryptocurrency and investment too similar?

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choundhry: Cryptocurrency is so dense that it definitely has enough content to be its own club.

Senior Senator Thayne Kollmorgen: The Real Estate Club is a specific form of investment as well.

First Year Senator Sahill Sagar: I like the idea, but I didn’t understand the point of the club.

Senior Senator Gerome Yabut: Is the club going to do outreach?

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Can we ask them for more information on their interests and goals?

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I can ask them about those things.

Sophomore Senator Helen Kassa: I saw it as an informational club about philanthropy.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel:  I think it is a way to think about how to build charities and being responsive to communities that have been hurt. I still think we can ask for more information.

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I will have them clarify.

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Can we vote on the Barbell Club, the Cryptocurrency Club, and the Music Appreciation Club?

Answer: Yes

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked if the senate had any more questions. Hearing none, she asked for a motion to white ballot. The motion to while ballot was made by Sophomore Senator David Warne and seconded by Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell. Senate Chair Aly Motzel then asked for a motion to vote. The motion was made by At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry, which was seconded by First Year Senator Mai Sinada. Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal took roll and the Barbell Club, the Cryptocurrency Club, and the Music Appreciation Club were approved.

10. ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Santa Clara Reporting

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: I met with a reporter for The Santa Clara and she wants to record and then delete the recording after a week. She laid out her reasons well, but please talk to me if you have any concerns.

11. ADJOURNMENT

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Adjournment was approved by First Year Senator Sahill Sagar and seconded by Senior Senator Amy Monzon. Senate Chair Aly Motzel called the February 1st, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara University Senate to a close at 7:55 PM.

12. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal took roll at 7:55 PM.



 

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