Campus / News / Student Senate / May 13, 2010

TV Channels, water bottles discussed

The regular weekly meeting of the Knox College Student Senate was held on May 6, 2010, at 7:06 p.m. in the Round Room in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts, with Vice President senior Trevor Sorenson being the chair. President Heather Kopec was excused.

Four clubs requested and received additional funding. Harambee was given $640 for a soccer tournament, SASS was given $1,005 for a speaker, Rocketry Club was given $2,420 for a trip to an Atlantis Rocket Launch, and Alliance for Peaceful Action/Students Without Borders were given $3,600 for a symposium.

Technology Chair, junior Chris Bugjaski, presented his findings from the TV Channel survey which was conducted in the previous weeks. The survey concluded that these channels were seldom watched and should be replaced: Link Media, Country Music Television, Reelzchannel and TV One. People showed an interest in the following channels and Bugjaski will look into switching the unwatched channels with the following channels: Fuse, LOGO, NHL Network and Versus.

Applications for Senae President, Vice President, Treasurer and Communications Officer were due Monday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the Senate Office and applications for the five chair positions will be due Thursday, May 13. Debates will take place May 11-14 and elections will run May 17-20.

Discussion on the amendment to add the position of Parliamentarian under “Officers of the Senate” was brought back to Senate as it was presented last week. There was a motion to call the question and move to an immediate vote, the motion passed and there was a roll call vote. It passed.

Dining Services reported that the cafeteria will accept used eco clam shells at the end of the year; interested students should return clam shells on their own time as there will not be a collection period.

The Gizmo will begin charging a small fee for water cups (around 10 cents) to encourage the use of reusable water containers. The committee also reported that next year ,Dining Services may be operating a pizza pickup system for students.

Technology reported that they looked into the prospect of getting a Red Box movie rental system on campus but the company was unwilling to consider a campus with less than 15,000 students.

Safety and Services reported that next week they will bring forward a resolution regarding chalking on campus. It was also reported that next week, the school will begin installing cameras on the periphery of campus.

Sustainability reported that May 17 will be the last day to submit Green Fee applications, they will be presenting the film Flow on May 19. Water bottles have arrived and are ready for pick up. The committee is also looking into a way to collect graduation gowns for re-use.

The Treasurer reported that the deadline for budget appeals has been extended to Monday May 10 at 4 p.m.

Communications reported that a Senators and Subs event will be held in Wallace Lounge from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday May 16.

Broadcasting, Internet and Publication Faculty Committee reported that this week they finalized the budgets for periodicals on campus and they allocated $71,000 for them.

The Student Life Committee reported that it made a change to faculty regulations regarding the chair of SLC. It now reads that the Dean of Students will not be the designated chair but under the purview of the Faculty. The Faculty Committee approved the SLC changes but did not pass the proposed change in the Chair of the Faculty Executive Board.

The meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

Sarah Colangelo

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