Student Senate Press Release 2/15/10

Posted on February 16th, 2010 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15, 2010

DAY AT THE CAPITOL- Dennis Egan from the Minnesota Private College Council came to the Student Senate meeting to discuss details for Day at the Capitol. Senators will be tabling outside of the cafeteria until February 26th. People will be able to sign up for the event and gather information at the tabling sessions.

RESOLUTION PRESENTED TO SENATE- Junior Phil Cleary submitted a resolution to the Student Senate that read

“ The student senate will neither pass nor enforce any policy that is discriminatory of a student group, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, status with regard to public to public assistance, or other categories protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.”

Senate voted to consider it at the next meeting and will vote on whether or not to adopt it into our by-laws.

PRINTING POLICY- Amendments to be made to the printing policy were presented to the senators and approved. The amendments included changing double sided printing to count only as one page (instead of the two that it is now), funds left over at the end of one year will roll over to be used in the next school year, and an extension of printing allowances for graduates through the September following their graduation so as to fully utilize their resources. The policy was passed and is now being submitted through the necessary channels to be taken into consideration by the administration.

MARIJUANA SANCTIONS- The Housing and Health Committee proposed marijuana sanctions (as of now Gustavus has no concrete sanctions for drug offenses). The senators discussed the suggested policy and chose to bring it to the students as fast as possible in order to get feedback from them.

 

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