Senate charters new club and swears in two new senators
The Student Union Senate held its third meeting of the semester on Feb. 13, at which members chose its internal leaders in an executive session. The Senate voted to make Ashna Kelkar ’24 the new executive senator, replacing Sen. Joseph Coles ’22, who is stepping down. Camaron Johnson ’25 was re-elected as the Senate representative to the Community Enhancement and Engagement Fund. Gonzalo Palafox ’25 was re-elected as a Senate representative to the Allocations Board.
Emily McKerrow ’24 came to the meeting to request that the Senate charter her club, Crafts and Conversations. McKerrow described the organization as “a collaborative space for people to do crafts.” She said that the club is a place where people interested in a variety of crafts, including crochet and knitting, can come to learn and practice their skills.
McKerrow said that the club would need about $300 for supplies such as yarn and floss.
The Senate chartered Crafts and Conversation by acclamation.
Vice President Courtney Thrun ’22 swore in the two new senators at the start of the meeting, marking the official start to the terms of North Quad Sen. James Brosgol ’25 and Midyear Sen. Sherry Tao ’25. Brosgol and Tao were elected in the recent round of winter elections earlier this semester.
This week, the Senate meeting was held in the afternoon, rather than the evening, to prevent overlap with the Super Bowl. The Senate will not meet next week because of the February recess.