Saturday, June 19, 2021

SA Senate adds new position, approves allocations

Plattsburgh State’s Student Senate met at the Cardinal Lounge in the Angell College Center Wednesday, approving two Board of Elections members, approving allocations for one club and the creation of a new position and the permanent status of two clubs.

In accordance with ‘Student Bill #7’, which clearly defines the roles of all the senators in the SA, under the SA’s constitution, all the senators voted for the approval of a new role in the SA, namely: a senator for the arts.

Introduced by Senator William Blomquist, the position will be filled during the SA’s upcoming legislation, the registration for which is currently underway.

The senator for art will work closely with the vice president for art; Arnold Barreto currently holds the position and attended the meeting to support the proposition that had already been presented to the Census Committee.

On Oct. 24 there will be a presentation held by the Board of Elections as an informational for the election that takes place soon after

Treasurer of the Center for Women’s Concerns David Ross requested $3081 to finance their event “I Love the Female Orgasm” which will open up the conversation about consent, sex positivity and education in a casual and comedic manner.

“We want to take away the awkwardness of sex and make it easy to talk about,” Ross said.

In previous years, the event has been well attended, bringing in about 120 people in 2016 and 400 in 2014 and 2011.

SA President Jessica Falace suggested Center for Women’s Concerns also reach out to Title IX, who has similar interests but do not have a budget.

PSUC juniors Jolizbeth Bonilla, Rosa Belmont and Rosabel Sanchez were appointed to the Board of Elections.

“I want to be part of the change and learn about the public school system,” said Bonilla.

On the other hand, Belmont said, “I’m not very involved on campus so this will be a way for me participate.”

Represented by their president Jason Braun, the Literature club received permanent status after serving as a provisional club for three semesters.

The club often collaborates with the Comic Book club and Sigma Tau Delta, the literature honors society.

Craft for a Cause also received permanent status just a week after receiving money for cloth to make washcloths.

The Geology club returned with a new constitution after having been asked to return in the previous meeting.

Its new constitution states it will meet Thursdays at 8 p.m. on a weekly basis in the Meteorology lab in Hudson Hall.

All present senators voted in favor of the Geology club’s provisional status.

Falace is planning a visit from Clinton Community College’s Student Association for them to see how PSUC’s SA operates.

The SA Senate meets every Wednesday at 9:15 p.m. at Cardinal Lounge in the ACC.

 

Email Munyaradzi Chimanye at cardinalpointsonline.com

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