Saturday, April 1, 2023

SA senator organizes protest

By Olivia Bousquet

As the end of the semester draws near, the Student Association senate meeting May 4 had little new business to discuss. 

Senator Mary Stockman presented a resolution to the senate to condemn the Supreme Court’s draft decision for overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case which protects a pregnant person’s right to have an abortion. Stockman also organized the student protest Monday, May 9 at noon in the courtyard between the Angell College Center and Myers Fine Arts building. 

“As an American, as a woman and as a person, I am disgusted,” Stockman said, about the contents of the leaked draft resolution. 

The resolution to condemn the draft was unanimously agreed upon by the senators. 

In other SA news, Coordinator for the Arts Pilar Balader Herrero requested $756.70 for art acquisitions’ purchase of frames. The money would cover the cost of the frame and shipping for two paintings that the SA received last semester.

The two paintings will likely be in a rotation exhibition in Myers. However, Balader Herrero plans to request the art be placed in the SA office in the ACC. 

The senators voted, and the $756.70 was approved. 

In the senators’ reports and announcements, it was announced that the finance board is looking for new members to recruit. It was also announced that pre-finals week activities will be held throughout the week, and some refreshments will be in the library.

In the adviser’s report, Jacob Avery stressed the importance of transition notes for the 60th legislation, and he said senators should try to meet with as many of the newly elected members as possible. 

Avery also recognized Senator Mac-Olivier Lalanne as the only senator who served pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID. Avery thanked Lalanne for being a strong senator to pass on “institutional knowledge.” 

Avery also thanked former Senator Ryan Ferguson for his knowledge of the SA and said Ferguson was “good for you all” to the senators.

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