Student Senate Meeting Minutes

Special Allocation: CMU Bhangra

Senate voted to allocate $1,606.09 to CMU Bhangra. Bhangra requested the funds for travel and lodging costs for Bhangra National Championships, which are in Jersey City, New Jersey. This time is the first time that the CMU Bhangra team has placed in enough smaller competitions to make it to nationals.

Special Allocation: Lunar Gala

Senate voted to allocate $1,675 to Lunar Gala, after the Finance Committee reduced their recommendation from the amount that Lunar Gala originally requested.
The funding will go toward Lunar Gala’s after party, which will be held at Villa South Side, and the production of the Lunar Gala Magazine.

Student Government Executive Board Report

Student Body President and senior biology major Lindsay MacGillivray, along with Student Body Vice President of Organizations and senior psychology and international relations and politics double major Corinne Rockoff gave a presentation to Senate about changes to student governmental policies.

The updated policy includes updates to the rules surrounding painting the Fence designed to prevent the spread of paint on the steps of and inside Doherty Hall, as well as changing the time frame and number of members for the University Center Allocations Board.

Faculty Course Evaluation Presentation

Academic Affairs Committee chair and sophomore electrical and computer engineering major Julia Eddy gave a presentation on the upcoming town hall meeting, hosted by Senate, meant to reform faculty course evaluations.

The town hall will ask students about the effectiveness and purpose of Faculty Course Evaluations with the goal of making them a more effective tool for helping students gauge the difficulty of a class and finalize their course schedules.