Senate charters 5 clubs
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 00:04
At the April 15 Senate meeting, the Senate voted to approve three Senate Money Resolutions. An SMR for the WATCH barbecue, an SMR for the Senior Week barbecue that was adjusted to $1,000 and an SMR to pay $1,200 for 200 t-shirts for the Midnight Buffet were each approved with votes of 11 to zero to one. Last Sunday, three SMRs, for SEA Food Day, a barbecue in Massell Quad and the Midnight Buffet, totaling $4,698 were all passed in one vote.
The Brandeis Korean Student Association requested approval of a change to its constitution in order to form the Brandeis Korean Courses and Language Initiative. According to its constitution, the BKCLI aims to “enhance” the Korean language “learning experience” and advocate to teach Korean as another East Asian language at Brandeis, in addition to Chinese and Japanese. While KSA will focus on promoting many aspects of Korean culture, the BKCLI will focus on language. The Senate approved the KSA’s constitutional change with a vote of 11 to zero to one and the recognition and charter of BKCLI unanimously with 12 approving votes.
Student Union President Herbie Rosen ’12 proposed a series of changes to the Student Union’s constitution that will be sent to the student body to vote upon. At the April 22 Senate meeting, Rosen announced that he would need 10 signatures from Senators in order to approve a student body vote on the changes.
The Senate also chartered five clubs and approved three SMRs during last Sunday’s meeting. The Senate chartered Cupcake Obsession, Students for Educational Reform, Global China Connection and the March of Dimes Collegiate Council at Brandeis University. Triskelion requested approval of a constitutional change in order to establish the Queer Resource Center as its own chartered club, not as a branch of TRISK. The Senate both approved constitutional change and chartered the QRC.