Discourse / Letters / September 28, 2011

Letters to the Editor: Some words from the Senate Treasurer

Treasurer’s Report

For those of you who don’t know me yet, I’m Maxwell Galloway-Carson, the senate treasurer for fall term. Sara Ahmed, who was elected to the position last spring, is studying abroad at the moment. One of the reasons Sara asked that I fill in for her was that I promised to update senate’s documents, putting them online, and making its operations as paperless as possible.

My resume as of last spring had been the additional funds request system, and the program senate uses for elections. I should mention that this election, which is the first time it was used for the fall election, saw a 170 percent improvement in turnout over last year. That higher level of involvement has resulted in the best group of senators I have seen in my short time here.

But now that it has formed, senate’s success, and campus improvement, is entirely up to your continued engagement. My intuition is that increased and improved electronic communication is the means to that end.

Three committee chairs on student senate want to poll the student body for its position on various issues. So stay tuned for those surveys, because they will shape the course that we take on their respective issues. There is also a phone number that you can send text messages to, a facebook page, and other social media outlets with which you can communicate with us.

Of course, we are not going to abandon the old fashioned practice of talking to each other. You can come to me if you have an idea, question, or complaint, finance related or not. If you have the initiative to follow it through, I will point you in the right direction and help you along the way.

By the way, finance committee has $161K to spend on the student lounge, just saying. Next time, I’ll give you a rundown of what we are up to.

Max Galloway-Carson

Class of 2011

Maxwell Galloway-Carson

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