Campus / News / Student Senate / February 13, 2013

Lots of unused funding for clubs remains

Student Senate

The large amount of funds remaining in the Student Senate budget was the main topic for discussion during the Feb. 7 Student Senate meeting.

Senate approved requests totaling $1,075 during the meeting, bringing the remaining budget for winter term to $14,204.93.

WVKC received $500 to cover additional sound equipment rentals for the upcoming WHY? concert.

Archery Club received $75 for Valentine’s Day themed gift bags to be sold to raise funds for a charitable donation.

The Garden Club received $500 to fund transportation to an upcoming field trip to an urban agricultural center in Milwaukee.

Special attention was paid to the attempt to draw as many students as possible to the special Valentine’s Day Senate meeting.


Committee reports


Sustainability—Student feedback concerning the water bottle filler has been positive. Reusable bags for the C-Store and Grab ‘n Go are being considered, and an update on the growing dome project was requested.

Campus Life—Theme housing applications are due. Card swipe payment systems for the new washers and dryers may be an option.

Technology—The dining menu is now available online. New headphones for Founders Computer Lab have been requested.


Faculty Committees


Academic Standing—Potential changes to the Honor Code and Honor Board are still in discussion after no consensus was reached at the February faculty meeting.

Curriculum Committee—The addition of 195-level courses in all departments was approved.

Instructional Support— New requests for physics equipment and machines were received.

Julian Boireau
Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.

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