Senate Meeting Minutes :: 11.1.18 :: Week 7

November 9, 2018

Minutes of the SCU Student Senate Meeting November 1st, 2018

Members Present:

Senate Chair Alex Perlman

Pro-Tempore Mary Balestreri

Parliamentarian Ricky Matthews

First Year Senators:

Allie Bare

Justin Chan

Hiwad Haider

Kate Padrnos

Luke Paulson

Sophomore Senators:

Ciara Moezidis

Nicholas Niehaus

Robbie Nunes

(Donovan - Substitute for

Kyle Andrews)

Junior Senators:

Shivani Gohil

Avery James

Vidya Pingali

Mika Philip

David Warne

Senior Senators:

Leif Allmeroth

Eoin Lyons

Luke Martin-Resnick

Rachel Wiggins

Kayla Williams

At-Large Senators:

Rory Pannkuk

Eduardo Ruano

Sophia Smith

Alejandro Sugerr

Amber Wang

Raul Orellana

Members Absent:

Kyle Andrews

Sahil Sagar

1. CALL TO ORDER

Senate Chair Alex Perlman called the November 1st, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara

University Student Senate to order at 7:00 pm in the Benson Memorial Center California

Mission Room.

Senate Chair Alex Perlman invited Senior Senator Kayla Williams to recite the invocation.

2. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Mary Balestreri took roll at 7:00 pm.

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Senate Chair Alex Perlman asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting.

He requested questions and comments related to the agenda. Hearing none, he asked for a

motion to approve the agenda. The agenda was approved by First-year Senator Hiwad Haider

and seconded by First-year Senator Luke Paulson .

4. APPROVAL OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTES

Senate Chair Alex Perlman asked the Senate to consider the previous meeting minutes and

requested questions and comments related to the minutes. Hearing none, he asked for a

motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were approved by At-large Senator Raul

Orellana and seconded by First-year Senator Luke Paulson .

5.SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

Introduction of Substitute Senator

Senate Chair Alex Perlman asked Donovan, the substitute senator for Sophomore Senator

Kyle Andrews , to introduce himself to the Senate.

Guest Speaker: John Ottoboni- Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Senate Chair Alex Perlman invited Mr. John Ottoboni to come before the Senate to give a

presentation. His presentation is summarized succinctly below:

● 1st recent alumni to sit on the Board of Trustees.

● 1st outside general counsel lawyer from 2006-April 2017.

● Asked by Fr. Engh to be the COO

● Advises:

○ Finance, Administration, Enrolment, University Relations, Vice President,

Athletics, among some.

● Expanding scholarships

● Incubation project and faculty and staff housing.

● Senior legal officer

● Working with the Office of student life to work to get more funding for student

activities.

Senate Chair Alex Perlman thanked Mr. Ottoboni for his presentation and asked the Senate if

there were any questions or concerns for him.

At-large Senator Rory Pannkuk : In terms of the Incubation projects, what are the long-term

plans for this project and how will students utilize it

Answer: We want to follow a model similar to UC Berkeley's system. We have identified land

for the project and have a grant request out.

Senior Senator Rachel Wiggins : If you are working on bringing more funding to student

on-campus events, would this lower Bon Appetit catering prices for students?

Answer: That would be handled by auxiliary services.

First-year Senator Hiwad Haider : As for faculty and staff housing, would they incur pay

deductions?

Answer: No. We hope to provide them with reduced rent. We can combat high prices by

owning and developing the land ourselves as opposed to a 3rd party developer.

Academic Integrity Task Force Nominee: Discussion and Vote

Senate Chair Alex Perlman Invited the candidate for the Academic Integrity Task Force, David

Heil, to the front of the Senate to introduce himself. Senate Chair Alex Perlman then asked if

they were any questions for David.

Sophomore Senator Ciara Moezidis : What are some example of academic dishonesty that you

have experienced?

Answer: I encountered some students in previous classes who have been academically

dishonest and I would like to act upon those situations to improve the academic integrity in the

classroom.

Junior Senator Mika Philip : Was there a specific time you saw someone being academically

dishonest; could you provide some clarification?

At-Large Senator Rory Pannkuk : What initiatives or changes would you like to bring with your

position on the task force?

Answer: I want to make people more aware of the academic honesty protocol, such as the oath

that they take when signing green books, and encouraging students to not breach academic

integrity.

Hearing no further questions, Senate Chair Alex Perlman asked the candidate to leave the

room while the Senate deliberates. He then opened the floor for discussion.

Junior Senator Vidya Pingali : Could you please give more explanation on the specific role that

he is running for?

Tedd Vanadilok: The position reviews the integrity pledge and decided how they will adjudicate

students who violate it.

Hearing no further questions, Senate Chair Alex Perlman asked for a motion to vote.

First-year Senator Luke Paulson motioned to vote and Senior Senator Eoin Lyons seconded

the vote. Pro-Tempore Mary Balestreri took roll, the motion passed and the candidate was

approved. Senate Chair Alex Perlman then invited the candidate back into the room to be

sworn in by Cheif Justice Jack Larkin .

+1000 Presentations

Senate Chair Alex Perlman invited the representatives from APSU to give their presentation.

Their request is summarized succinctly below:

● Annual Night Market January 26th, 2019

● 250+ attendees, open to the general public.

● Money for Food, games, and entertainment

● Total Cost $2436. Requested $2212.50

Senate Chair Alex Perlman thanked APSU for the presentation and asked if the Senate had

any questions.

First-Year Senator Allie Bare : What are your projected prices and income?

Answer: We are in the process of determining the prices for the food items. We generally earn

$880.

At-large Senator Rory Pannkuk : Will you be covering the $277.70 difference with the OML

grant?

Answer: Yes.

Senior Senator Leif Allmeroth : Where does the revenue from food and scripts go?

Answer: Since we do not charge a membership fee, all of the revenue will go towards funding

club events for our members.

At-large Senator Raul Orellana : In regards to advertising, would Facebook be most efficient

given that the younger classes are shifting away from that platform.

Answer: Since our event is open to the public, and Facebook is still widely used by the general

public, it is a good platform to spread the word. We have not looked into Instagram yet. We

will also use on campus digital advertising.

Senior Senator Eoin Lyons : Will you be getting donations or fundraising for raffle prizes?

We do fundraising and obtain donations from our alumni base.

Hearing no further questions, Senate Chair Alex Perlman thanked APSU for their presentation

and excused them.

Senate Chair Alex Perlman invited the representatives from CSA to give their presentation.

The funding request is summarized succinctly below:

● CSA Culture Show, March 9th, 2019.

● 200 Attendees; tickets are $15 or $12 per ticket per group of 9.

● Total: $6,554.82; Requested $3963.30

Senate Chair Alex Perlman thanked APSU for the presentation and asked if the Senate had

any questions.

Junior Senator Vidya Pingali : Will you be charging for food as well or is that covered by the

cost of a ticket?

Answer: Food and entertainment are included in the ticket cost.

Junior Senator David Warne : Are you asking for funding for the raffle?

Answer: Yes.

Hearing no further questions, Senate Chair Alex Perlman thanked APSU for their presentation

and excused them.

Hearing no further questions, Senate Chair Alex Perlman thanked APSU for their presentation

and excused them.

6. EXECUTIVE UPDATES

Public Relations:

● Sweatshirts are in, Working on ordering Polos. New members will be contacted about

ordering appears.

Community Development :

● Form on voting measures went well, The Philosophy of Voting event will take place

November 5th, 2018, the middle school will be a voting precinct of election day.

Finance :

● Submit receipts for reinmbursements.

Chief Justice: Had mesher with COMM, the Water polo senior day is Sunday, send in any bylaw

inquiries.

Vice President :

● The retreat was successful, WINGS will take place week 9 or 10, the Academic task force

is looking for another student to join the team.

President : Had a meeting with the head of Lead about funding for undocumented students on

campus and provide them with tricks to navigating college. Having another meeting with the

presidential search committee.

7. COMMITTEE UPDATES

COMM :

● Tabling Next Friday 12-3, Bystander intervention training November 7th, 2018, working

on Diversity and inclusion forum.

CUIC :

● Red Cup Pick Up November 4th, 2018, Bronco POSI is on the calendar for difficult

dialogues, Silent Protest for Benson Workers.

FOC : Christmas tree lighting November 26th, 2018, Improvements to Benson, library, and other

facilities. Meeting with Chris Shay next week.

SAC :

● IGWE received 97.4% of request

● Associated General Contractors received $1200

● College Catholics received $1800

● ACG revived $2700

Senate Chair Alex Perlman opened the floor up for discussion on these allotments.

Sophomore Senator Ciara Moezidis : How many people will be attending the ACG conference

Junior Senator David Warne : 21 people.

Hearing no further question, Senate Chair Alex Perlman asked for a motion to vote. First-year

Senator Allie Bare motioned to vote and First-Year Senator Justin Chan seconded the motion.

First Year Senator Justin Chan motioned to white ballot, and At-Large Senator Raul Orellana

seconded the motion. Pro-Tempore Mary Balestreri took the role, the motion carried and the

funds were allocated.

8. ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Senator of the Week: First-year Senator Luke Paulson

● Nickname of the Week

9. ADJOURNMENT

Senate Chair Alex Perlman called for a motion to vote. At-large Senator Eduardo Ruano

motion to vote and At-Large Senator Alejandero Segurr second the motion.

10. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Mary Balestreri took roll at 8:15 pm.

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