Can’t spare a dime
The Senate denied a request from the Women’s Resource Center for funding of a chemical free dance scheduled for the holiday season. The Senate suggested that food be donated by local businesses, since the dance is to raise funds for area domestic abuse shelters. Senate Treasurer Justin LaBerge said, “our budget is tight and we are at a third of what we had last year.”
G-TV representatives Chad Carter and Rob Richardson met with the Senate to update on their progress. G-TV is working with Gorham businesses to produce ads, which have begun airing on G-TV. The Greek community is also advertising upcoming events on G-TV. “Any student organization can call the station if interested in advertising,” said Carter.
G-TV and the Senate also discussed the future relocation of G-TV from the basement of Anderson to the Husky Hut.
Condemnation of thefts
In a written statement Sen. LaBerge asked the Senate to condemn the alleged thefts of issues of The Free Press. While there was no discussion, the Senate agreed with LaBerge and passed a resolution condemning the incidents.
Resident seat filled
The Senate filled one of its five open resident seats. Patricia LaBay will now represent students living on campus.
Natural born leader
The Senate voted Daryl Morazzini as the student leader of the month for October. Senators said Morazzini, vice president of the Board of Student Organization, exemplifies hard work with a positive attitude. Executive Editor of The Free Press Steve Peoples was nominated, but not chosen.
Citing the absence of heated discussions, Senate Secretary Tyler Stanley stated, “I’m not seeing enough smiles around here.” Later in the meeting he said he believed senators were not putting their opinions to use.
Sen. Sarah Hines had an excused note from the meeting. Sen. Michael Norton was absent
The exact amount of funds available in the Student Senate account is $9,477.05 according to the Finance Committee.
The next meeting of the Student Senate will take place at 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 9 in the Woodbury Campus Center, rooms B and C, Portland.