New Senators and Resignations
Melody Cropley and Dair Cruz were sworn in as new senators. Senator Bentley Simpson, the University of Maine Security representative, resigned.
President Mary-Celeste Floreani, Vice President Logan Aromando and Vice President for Financial Affairs Song-Ping ‘Ryan’ Wang met with a president candidate during a round table with other student leaders.
Vice President Aromando and Student Representative Samuel Borer are finalizing a survey that is to be sent out to the entire student body.
Wang reported $313,064.40 in unallocated funds.
Vice President for Student Entertainment Jared Dumas, spoke on the success of The Onion event on the previous Thursday, February 15. In regards to the spring concert, Dumas stated that “everything is rocking and rolling,” and hopes to finalize the details by the end of spring break. Student government has partnered up with Waterfront Concerts to host Jim Gaffigan at the Cross Insurance Center on May 6.
Chair of the Fair Election Practices Commission Corey Claflin shared plans on advertising upcoming student government elections for president and vice president which are planned to take place on March 29.
Representative Board Reports
Honors College Student Advisory Board representative James ‘Jack’ Brown announced a “Donuts with the Dean” events with Honors College Dean Francois Amar, focused around current events. The event will be held Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. on the fourth floor of Colvin Hall.
Panhellenic Council representative Stephanie Poirier announced Phi Mu raised $5,614 with Black BearTHON. Poirier also announced Phi Mu will be having a lip-sync competition on March 27 at 7 p.m. Entry cost is $30 per team and the event will be raising money for Children’s Miracle Network.
Community Association Reports
Feminist Collective representatives Lori Loftin and Meghan Frisard announced that the film, “The Hunting Ground” will be screening on March 2. More events for Women’s History month are on the way.
Allocations of $135 to the International Affairs Association for pizza, candy and smart food for their movie nights on Feb. 22, March. 22 and April. 19 were approved by the Senate.
Nominations for the position of University of Maine Security Representative were announced. Senator John O’Donoghue was the only one to accept his nomination.
Special Orders and Announcements
Senator Cruz announced that the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is interested in creating a chapter at the University of Maine. According to Cruz, Maine is one of 10 states that do not currently have a chapter.
Dumas announced that nomination forms for the Senior Skulls as well as Sophomore Owls are now available online. The application will close March 9.