Senate Recap: 12/6/16

This week at Senate we first heard from Randy Clay and from Amanda, a Bon App Fellow! The discussion centered around dinning culture at St. Olaf and what we can do to make it more sustainable. Senate heard from the Pause on an update on their financial system. We also discussed possible changes to the […]

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Senate Recap 2/28/17

This week Senate heard from Pastor Matt & Katie about ways that they are looking to support students of all backgrounds. They love helping out anyway they can and are always available for appointments in their office. Next Senator Awad shared information on the February BORSC report to the regents. BORSC presented on peer to […]

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Senate Recap 3/7/16

Last night senate opened with a discussion on campus climate where senators could share input, concerns, and ask questions from their constituents concerning racial tensions, travel bans, etc. Senate is in the works of planning a town hall to address questions and concerns and allow students to anonymously submit questions and is working on drafting […]

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Senate Recap 3/14/17

This week senate started their meeting hearing from students involved in TRIO the importance on campus of programs like SSS (student support services). After being able to ask questions, Senator Lebo reported on the college’s financial status and changes they are looking at making in order to be putting as much money in the endowment […]

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Senate Recap 10/24/17

Grace Garriga spoke to Senate about Teach for America opportunities. The off-campus senator presented a proposal for an ad-hoc subcommittee to address off-campus transportation needs, which was referred to bylaws. Here are the meeting minutes: Senate Minutes 10.24.17

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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 […]

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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

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Senate Recap 4/10/18

This week, Senators discussed potentially removing trays from Stav Hall.  The Pause presented their financial report. A student came forward with concerns regarding transportation to the cities from campus. Senate also passed bylaws barring students accused of sexual misconduct from running for SGA office.     Senate Minutes 4/10/18

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Senate Recap 4/17/18

This week Pastors Matt Marohl and Katie Fick came to speak to Senate about their role on campus. Senateselected the Arab Cultural Association to be the beneficiary of the spring Donate-a-Meal program. They will be donating the funds raised to the Yemeni Peace Project, specifically the Arwa Fellowship program. DCC Bylaws and Pause Capital Improvements were approved, as […]

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Senate Recap 3/20/18

Senate passed several updates to the election bylaws including adding a new budget line item to provide funds for candidates who need financial assistance in order to campaign. Senate also completed an exercise providing student feedback for SRAP. The setting newspaper limits to the collegiate readership program and shifting that funding to other student orgs […]

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