Ben-Atar and Hughes report to Senate on Board of Trustees
There are no immediate plans to expand housing options at the University because the University would need a new parking structure in order to construct a new building, reported Senior Representative to the Board of Trustees Heddy Ben-Atar '11 and Junior Representative to the Board of Trustees Adam Hughes '12. Hughes also reported that there would be about 100 total lofted triples in first-year dorms for the Class of 2015.
Ben-Atar and Hughes said that they met with Dean of Student Life Rick Sawyer and Senior Vice President for Administration Mark Collins prior to the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.
Hughes said that the Board of Trustees took out a $10 million loan in order to finance the Linsey Pool renovations and the network upgrades.
Hughes also reported that the Board of Trustees approved a new Master of Biological Sciences/Master of Business Administration program to be conducted with Tufts University Medical School.
The Senate unanimously chartered Project Nur. According to its constitution, "Project Nur is a student-led initiative of the American Islamic Congress. . The AIC provides a platform for moderate Muslim human rights and civil rights activists and empowers them to raise their voices in the hopes of creating a better understanding of the Muslim world."
The Senate also unanimously chartered the Piano Club. The club will aim to "inspire creation for piano music, and to provide an outlet for appreciation of piano music," according to the club's constitution.
Senator for East Quad Andrew Hayes '13 presented Senate Money Resolution S11-07, which requested $50 for a water event in East Quad. The event would emphasize the "deliciousness of tap water and lack of need for bottled water," according to the SMR. The SMR passed unanimously.
Senator for North Quad Shekelya Caldwell '14 presented SMR S11-08, which requested $1,399.28 for a North Quad barbeque. The Senate unanimously approved the SMR.
Executive Senator Abraham Berin '11 reported that the Senate currently has approximately $8,000 in unused funds.
Caldwell said she would run for the position of vice president of the Student Union.
Senator for the Class of 2014 Mitchell Schwartz said that he would pursue a write-in campaign for Student Union President.
Berin, Student Union Vice President Shirel Guez '12 and Director of Executive Affairs Ryan Fanning '11 will be election commissioners, according to Berin.