Senate Recap 11/14/17

This week in Senate Kathy Glampe from the Academic Support Center (ASC) came and gave an update on advising and academic support. We heard from some members of the Human Rights Commission in Northfield regarding their project to introduce a municipal ID in Northfield. We also heard mid-semester reports from all of the Senate subcommittees and initiatives: Bylaws, Capital Improvements, It’s on Us, Senate Investigators, Sustainability, Internal Affairs, Task Force for Analysis and Action on Race, and Greater Than. We also approved a proposal to create an ad-hoc transportation subcommittee.


Here are the minutes:

Senate Minutes 11.14.17

Senate Recap 11/7/17

This week, Senate discussed a bylaws change regarding calling senators by their first names instead of last; the proposal did not pass. Students for Reproductive Rights, Blue Key Honor Society, and Presente were the three finalists for Donate a Meal. Senate heard presentations from all three on their projects and selected Presente.

Here are the minutes:

Senate Minutes 11.07.17

Senate Recap 10/31/17

Jan Hanson came to speak to Senate about the Strategic Resource Allocation Project (SRAP), which is beginning this week. We discussed areas on campus that could be better lit at night and other safety concerns. There was a bylaws proposal brought forward and tabled regarding addressing senators by their first names instead of last names.

Here are the meeting minutes:

Senate Minutes 10.31.17

Senate Recap 10/3/17

This week at Senate we approved the DCC Coordinator, the Executive Assistant, the Chief Financial Officer, the Marketing and Communications Officer, and the Webmaster for the 2017-2018 school year. Students from the Board of Student Media (which includes the Quarry, the Manitou Messenger, and KSTO) presented their respective budgets. We took a look at the SGA budget for the 2017-2018 school year, and tabled it for next week. We also had a student bring concerns to Senate over the status of Boe House – VP Kneser says we will not know anything for sure regarding the future of Boe House until the school hears back from Allina in two weeks.

Here are the full minutes from the meeting:

Senate Minutes 10.3.17 .docx




Senate Recap 5.9.17

At the last senate meeting of the year Senators had a short meeting before celebrating the year with a banquet and awards ceremony. Before concluding the year in Senate there were a few presentations given. This included hearing from SOC on their financials compared to last year, the Quarry, Mess, and KSTO about their proposed budgets, and the President-elect and Vice President-elect on the projected SGA budget next year. Senators also reviewed and passed a DCC bylaws/policy manual proposal. Finally Senators gave updates on their subcommittees throughout the year and recommendations for the subcommittees next year.

Here is a link to the minutes!

Senate Recap 5/2/17

This week Senate started out discussing the movement on campus from the weekend prior, lead by The Collective for Change on The Hill. Senate discussed the statement that was given in support of the movement and ultimately voted in favor of support for this statement. Discussion also took place about steps Senate could take – particularly in regards to sustained dialogue moderator training. Senate ended the meeting by passing many bylaws, policy manual, and constitutional proposals. These includes changes to senate rules, voting, grammatical changes, etc.

Here is a link to the minutes!

Senate Recap 4/25/17

Senate heard from Northfield mayor Rhonda Pownell who gave an update on the state of the city and informed senate of various projects happening around Northfield. Next students Don Williams, Krysta Wentzel, and Juan Romo attended to meeting for a conversation about campus climate regarding race relations. Senate discussed steps we can take to effect change and support all students on this campus (this is an ongoing conversation). Finally senate worked on a number of proposals that included the Pause Capital Improvements Fun, the International Senator & Multicultural Senator Bylaws, and Hall Counselor bylaws to name a few.

Here is a link to the minutes!

Senate Recap 4/18/17

Senate started out their meeting hearing from Sindy Flemming – the director of CMIE about programming, learning opportunities, and general updates.CMIEs international student counselors and sustained dialogue programs are still going strong and they are also experimenting by adding more programs like the biweekly coffee hours. After Sindy, Senate heard from Greta Fure who gave updates on all things graduation and gradfest. A highlight includes commencement moving to the quad this year. The final speaker at Senate was President David Anderson who gave a general update and responded to questions from senators. This week senate also made a decision on how to spend Capital Improvements money this year by purchasing a new storage unit to house club sports equipment and two new sustainable waste units for campus.

Here is a link to the minutes!

Link to the minutes from President Anderson Addressing Senate. Note that these minutes are were previously separated, but are now public.