New senators, officer appointments and resignations
Eli Legere was sworn in as a student senator.
Student Senate voted to grant preliminary recognition to the University of Maine chapter of Camp Kesem, a group that hosts summer camps for children whose parents have had cancer.
The Student Academy of Audiology was reactivated following a Student Senate vote. The organization is a place for students interested in careers in audiology to come together.
Vice President Bentley Simpson reported on an upcoming change to the representation model of Student Government. Under the new structure, each UMaine college would provide a fixed number of senators to the Senate and there would be an additional handful of non-college-specific seats. Elections for these positions are being planned.
Vice President for Financial Affairs Bradley Bailey reported $460,987 in unallocated funds.
Vice President for Student Organizations Taylor Cray reported that the club of the week would be the South Asian Association.
Vice President for Student Entertainment Corey Claflin reminded the Student Senate about the comedy show sponsored by Student Government on Nov. 19. The performers included comedians Gary Gulman and Alex Moffat.
Reports of standing committees
Senator Chase Flaherty reported that there would be one more meeting with UMaine administration in regard to services and auxiliaries this semester, and he encouraged senators to reach out if they have any recommendations.
Representative board reports
Senator Chase Flaherty gave the Honors College Student Advisory Board report in place of the president. He reported on the group’s recent trip to Boston for the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.
The Student Senate voted to approve an allocation of $4,500 to Wilde Stein: Queer Straight Alliance to pay for a drag queen to attend the group’s Pride Week Drag Show on April 13 of next year.