Student Government (AAS)

Agenda 12/3/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. BC Recs (Abigail)
  4. Club Budgets (Abigail)
  5. Reports                                                                                                       
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  6. JC Amendment (Meghna)
  7. Approve Minutes, 11-26-12 (George)                                                      
  8. New Business
  9.  Adjournment

Agenda 11/26/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. BC Recs (Abigail)
  4. Reports                                                                                                       
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  5. Brendan Senate Project Funding
    1. Punching Bag in Gym
  6. MRC/Women’s Center Keefe Move Survey (Noah, DeButts)
  7. Approve Minutes, 11-12-12 (George)                                                      
  8. New Business
  9.  Adjournment

Agenda 11/12/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. BC Recs (Abigail)
  4. Reports                                                                                                       
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  5. Brief Update on MRC and Women's Center Move (Noah)
  6. Arts Committee (George)
    1. 1 senator
  7. Proposed New Van Policy (Noah)
  8. Student Community Engagement Fund (George)
    1. 1 senator
  9. Approve Minutes, 11-5-12 (George)                                                         
  10. New Business
  11.  Adjournment

Agenda 11/5/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. Keefe Space Allocation Plan (Noah)
  4. BC Recs (Abigail)
  5. Reports                                                                                                       
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  6. Appointments Board Nominations for Sexual Respect Task Force (Noah)
  7. Transportation Funding Language (Abigail)
  8. Winter parking ban email (JJ)
  9. Judiciary Council Election (George)
    1. 1 senator
  10. Arts Committee (George)
    1. 1 senator
  11. Student Community Engagement Fund (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  12. Approve Minutes, 10-21-12 (George)                                                      
  13. New Business
  14.  Adjournment

Agenda 10/22/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. BC Recs (Abigail)
  4. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  5. Discussion of transportation for clubs (Abigail, John)
    1. Allow clubs to petition for funding for transportation in their club budget
    2. Proposal, clarifying questions, straw poll
  6. AAS party fund (JJ)
    1. $500 out of Senate Fund, plus $10 for publicity
    2. Students can submit their receipts and be refunded for all non-food-or-beverage party-related purchases like cups, decorations, etc., with a cap of $35 per party. Parties that use the Party Fund must be inclusive, meaning it must not be a "closed" party.
  7. Appointments Board nominations
    1. Title IX, MRC Special Committee, Library Committee
  8. Orientation and First-year Life Committee Election
    1. 2 first-years
  9. Judiciary Council Election (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  10. Student Community Engagement Fund (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  11. Arts Committee (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  12. Approve Minutes, 10-15-12 (George)
  13. New Business
  14.  Adjournment

Agenda 10/15/12 (Meeting in Merrill 1)

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. BC Recs (Abigail)
  4. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  5. Discussion of TD t-shirt incindent (Chris)
  6. Appointments Board Nominations of At-large committee members (Noah)
  7. 4 new cabinet positions (Tania)
    1. Film and Media Director – Nicole Umina
    2. Entrepreneurship Coordinator – Samson Tan
    3. Campus Inclusion Coordinator – Katrin Marquez
    4. All-Campus Tradition Coordinator – Brendan Burke
  8. Faculty Committee on Admission and Financial Aid (George)
    1. 1 senator
  9. Student Computing Committee (Also known as IT Policy Committee)(George)
    1. 4 senators
  10. Judiciary Council Election (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  11. Student Community Engagement Fund (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  12. Orientation and First-year Life Committee Election (If time allows)
    1. 2 first-years
  13. Arts Committee (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  14. AAS party fund (JJ) (If time allows)
  15. Discussion of transporation for clubs (John) (If time allows)
  16. Approve Minutes, 10-01-12 (George)
  17. New Business
  18.  Adjournment

Agenda 10/01/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Oath of Office (Meghna)
  3. Welcome by Dean Fatemi
  4. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  5. BC Recs (Abigail)
  6. Late night snack funding request
    1. $2,500
  7. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  8. MRC Move update/Space Allocation Committee (Joe)
  9. MRC Move letter (DeButts)
  10. Scrutiny Update (Peter)
  11. Budgetary Committee Election (George)
    1. 2 senators (most likely first-years)
  12. College Council Election (George)
    1. 1 first-year senator
  13. Trustee Committee on Honorary Degrees (George)
    1. 2 junior senators elected for 2 year terms
    2. John and Brendan will continue to serve in the second year of their terms
  14. 2 new cabinet positions (Tania)
    1. Film and Media Director – Nicole
    2. Entrepreneurship Coordinator – Samson Tan
  15. Judiciary Council Election (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  16. Orientation and First-year Life Committee Election (If time allows)
    1. 2 first-years
  17. Student Community Engagement Fund (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  18. Arts Committee (George) (If time allows)
    1. 1 senator
  19. Approve Minutes, 9-24-12 (George)
  20. New Business
  21.  Adjournment

Agenda 9/24/12 (In Merrill 2)

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. BC Recs (Abigail)
  4. Transportation Committee Funding Request (Ian)
    1. $9,150 for Thanksgiving Shuttles to Boston and Bradley
  5. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  6. Formally Approve Election Amendments (George)
    1. Need a majority vote, had to wait for petition from student body, vote on all the amendments together
  7. Arts Committee Bylaw (Jeff, Brendan, Dvij)
  8. Arts Committee Election
    1. 4 senators
  9. Discussion of Online Courses (Matt)
  10. Approve Minutes, 9-17-12 (George)
  11. New Business
  12.  Adjournment

Agenda 9/17/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. Pizza and candy funding for speech night and meet and greet
  4. Turbo vote funding request (George)
    1. $1,500 to use turbo vote, a non-profit, to create an Amherst College page to have students register to vote. $250 for the webpage for up to 1000 students and $1.15/student who requests a mailing of registration and/or absentee ballot forms.
  5. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Reports
  6. Chief of Staff Appointment of Adam Gerchick (Tania)
  7. Appointments Board Election (George)
    1. 5 Senators who have previously served on an AAS or Faculty Committee. Appoint At-large seats to committees.
  8. Approve Minutes, 9-10-12 (George)
  9. New Business
  10.  Adjournment

Agenda 9/10/12

  1. Attendance (Noah)
  2. Public Comment
    1. Open to all students on any topic
  3. Whit funding request (Abigail)
  4. Presentation on Divestment in Coal (Deidre)
  5. Update on Website and videos (Nicole)
  6. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    2. General Announcements
    3. Officer Report
  7. Dining Committee Election (George)
    1. 2 Senators, saving one additional spot for a first-year
  8. SCEF Committee Election (George)
    1. 2 spots, Wednesdays 7-9pm, allocates around $5,000 a semester with CCE members to student community engagement projects
  9. Approve Minutes, 9-3-12 (George)
  10. New Business
  11.  Adjournment

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