As discussed, tonight we will be meeting in GOWEN 301. There was a scheduling conflict with Paccar, so this week only, we are going back to the senate’s old stomping grounds. For some of our members, this room may be difficult to access. There is an elevator on the ground floor of Paccar which, if taken to the fourth floor, will deposit you immediately next to our room. If there are any problems getting there, please contact me, and I will do my best to get you situated.
Also as discussed, tonight’s meeting will run to 7:30. I hope that we will be able to have an efficient and productive discussion. See you all tonight.
The ASUW Senate has passed a commemorative resolution honoring the work of Debra Friedman, a UW alumnus and the visionary chancellor of UW Tacoma. Her work has given UW Tacoma a fantastic gift of vision, identity and momentum and she is a true daughter of the University of Washington. Our thoughts and feelings go to her family, friends and colleagues as we mourn her passing.
Remember, everyone: we’re meeting in BAGLEY 131 tonight. Please get here early, as, since this is the last meeting of the quarter, we’d like to get as much done as possible.
Today, we are looking at:
R-20-9: A Resolution in Support of Reinstating the Financial Aid of the Washington Scholars Program
R-20-10: A Resolution in Support of Restoring SNAP Funding
R-20-11: A Resolution in Support of Implementing English Testing for Teaching Assistants
and first readings on
R-20-12: A Resolution for Establishment of Bite of UW
SO-20-1: An Order Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Enhance the Legislative and Oversight Powers of the Student Senate
OA-20-2: The Omnibus Bylaws and Rules Update Act of 2013
R-20-13: A Resolution in support of The University of Washington EcoCAR2 Team
R-20-14: A Resolution Supporting Student Review of Academic Program and Requirement Changes
R-20-15: A Resolution In Support of More Humane Standards For University of Washington Animal Research Practices and Goals
R-20-16: A Resolution Honoring the Memory of Jack Rupert MacDonald
R-20-17: A Resolution Encouraging Starbucks to Introduce Compostable Cups and Straws
i will do my best to have all of the technology figured out but NO PROMISES
Also, if you are interested in casting your votes during Senate online instead of with a clicker, please email our Membership Coordinator Amanda Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently at clicker capacity, so the ability to do this would be greatly appreciated by Senate Leadership.
1. Click the “Senators” tab and select “Become a Senator.”
2. As you fill out your profile, you will see a section entitled “Claim Category.” If you are basing your claim to a seat off of gathering 10 constituents, you will select “No Current Claim.” If you are representing an organization, such as a residence hall or commission, select the option that reads “[organization's name] appointee.”
4. Under slate, you can select any slate that you wish to be part of. This can be anything from your ideological beliefs or what area of campus you represent. This section can also be left blank.
6. If you want to, you can write a brief profile about yourself. This is a good opportunity to share why you are involved with senate, who you are representing, what issues you want to work on behalf of, or anything else you want people to know!
7. If you are an appointee of an organization, this will complete your registration process. If you selected “No Current Claim,” you have to find at least 10 students who will register as your constituent under the “Pick a Senator” tab.
After our next meeting (1/29/13) we will be making a group trip to Yogurtland, on the Ave, for some quality bonding time! Whether you are new to Senate, interested in joining, or are a seasoned Senate veteran, this is a great time to talk to new people in a more relaxed setting. Senate leadership and committee chairs will all be there to hang out and answer any questions you may have, as will at least a couple of members of the Board of Directors, so check it out!