Senate Round Up February 9

At the second senate meeting of this semester, ASWC passed a GlobeMed finance request, approved the 2014-2015 ASWC student fee, approved two nominations, and reviewed investigations by the Oversight Committee.

After some debate concerning the amount to be allocated, the senate passed GlobeMed’s request for $2250 to send six students to the 8th annual GlobeMed SummitBreaking Barriers, Building Connections: The Future of Global Health in Evanston, IL in April.

To account for inflation and lower enrollment next year, ASWC needs $512,750.  To maintain this budget, the current ASWC student fee must be raised $8 from $350 to $358.  The senate voted to increase the fee by $10 to $360, which will give ASWC $25,502 more next year to distribute to clubs and fund events.

Audrey Vaughan ’15 was appointed as next year’s WEB Chair and Faith Nyakundi ’17 is now an appointed member of the Nominations Committee.

The Oversight Committee reported the findings from its investigations of senators Kayvon Behroozian ‘14, Jane Carmody ‘14, and Andrew Rivas ’17 for failing to complete club contact forms.  Last semester, each senator was assigned 2-3 clubs to contact and assist if needed and then report that he/she completed this task by turning in a form.  The Oversight Committee determined that each of these senators acted in the spirit of the bylaw and did contact their assigned clubs but failed to complete the process of recording their actions.  The committee recommended probation for all three senators, and the senate passed these sanctions.