On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the General Student Senate (GSS) held their usual weekly meeting over Zoom due to unexpected weather conditions and announced the student senate debate on March 6.
The meeting began with the resignations of Senators Reagen Lee and Carter Rice.
Bartholomeu Murphy, Tristin Friend and Jack Blais were all sworn in as new student senators.
The Cornhole Club appeared before the senate for final recognition. The senate voted unanimously in favor of recognizing the club.
The Political Activism Chair reported that the student senate debate will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6, in the North Pod of the Memorial Union. Students are encouraged to attend the debate.
An act was brought before the senate to provide $5,851.55 to the Center for Undergraduate and Graduate Research for venue, food, drink and marketing for their Student Symposium event. The senate passed the act after significant debate.
An act was proposed to allocate funds in the amount of $2,800 to the African Student Association for a snowboarding and skiing trip to Hermon Mountain. The senate passed this act unanimously.
An act to allocate funds in the amount of $170 to the Asian Student Association for food for a film night was brought before the senate. After a period of debate, the Senate passed this act with minimal contention.