Student Union meets for first time this semester, approves funding, confirms new members
The Student Union Senate approved a Senate Money Resolution for $1,000 at its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 22. Director of Community Engagement Emma Fiesinger ’23 presented the SMR, which would provide funding for Kosher food at the upcoming DeisHacks event. The event, which the International Business School sponsors, already has a budget of over $20,000 from IBS.
Fiesinger said that the event connects students with “nonprofits who need help with programming but don’t have the skills for [programming].”
The Senate unanimously voted to expedite their vote to approve the SMR, and then voted unanimously to pass it.
Student Union President Peyton Gillespie ’25 presented a resolution to thank the student government at Lasell University for raising over $300 for the Brandeis Emergency Fund in the week following the Brandeis shuttle crash. Gillespie said that the Student Union had already put together a video to give thanks to Lasell.
The Senate passed the resolution by acclamation.
The Senate also confirmed, by acclamation, two nominees for treasurer, Noah Levy ’26 and Xan Maddock-Mark ’25. Both nominees made brief statements before their confirmations.
Vice President Lia Bergen ’25 told the Senate that in the upcoming elections, there will be five senator seats, three Allocations board seats, and the position of secretary on the ballot.