Senate meeting short, informative
October 19, 2007
Two lengthy motions up for consideration made for a short Senate meeting Tuesday night.
After expressing interest and being deemed qualified, Tiffany Lay was appointed to West Area representative by a unanimous voice vote.
Other members were appointed to various committees in a lengthy motion moved by Shared Governance Director Cindy Bendix, seconded by Diversity and Women’s Initiatives Director Nikki Shonoiki and passed a unanimous voice vote.
Representative appointments included: Taylor Houska, Kaylyn Hum, Deanna Baisden, Anna Hunter, Christopher Keller, Michael Defenbaugh, Jeff Parker, Kayla Rasmussen, Lindsey Tillman, Kevin Rockwood and Tanya Hartwig to Student Environmental Action Coalition; Sanaa Jaman to Diversity Awareness; Alan Linehan to Recreation; Thomas Lengyel, Melinda Zimmerman, Rodney Hillskotter, Jessica Johnson, Kimbery Schadrie, Joy Bratt, Ashley Styczynski, Andrew Hageman and Kyle Lechleitner to Dining Services; Amber Jones to Textbook Services; and Matthew Hendrickson, Laurie Cicchese, Adam Sibenaller and Rebecca Witte to Residential Living.
A detailed motion was introduced by President Derek Brandt concerning student segregated fees and the decision-making process that determines how they will be used.
Segregated fees are used to fund everything from campus activities to student trips and intended to “provide students a powerful tool to enhance our educational experience and prepare us to be 21st century leaders for Wisconsin,” according to the written motion.
The motion, if passed, would oppose any new restriction on what segregated fees can be used to fund by supporting the Student Rights Coalition Statement of Principles for Merging UW System Fiscal and Administrative Policy Papers FAP 20 and FAP 37.
By passing a motion to support such a statement, students would help to guarantee that there are no new restrictions imposed upon how segregated fees are spent as well as ensure that student recommendations for spending are only rejected or amended if they are in violation of the law or existing University policy.
Due to a desire for more information, the motion was tabled and will be voted on at next week’s meeting.
Students are reminded that Student Senate meetings take place 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Willow River Room of the University Center, and all students are welcome to attend.