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Student Senate Meeting Minutes

Special Allocation: Game Creation Society

Senate voted to allocate $1,392.42 for the Game Creation Society in order to cover server costs charged by the School of Computer Science. Although the Game Creation Society has been paying the monthly fee of $22 for several years and has received Joint Funding Committee funding for it, an administrative error kept the organization from ever receiving the money.

Committee Update: Campus Life

Campus Life will be hosting a gallery crawl on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., with buses leaving periodically from the UC Turnaround. The buses will take students to venues around Pittsburgh, including the Mattress Factory, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the National Aviary.

Ex-Officio Report: Lieutenant Joseph Meyers

Lieutenant Joseph Meyers of University Police gave a presentation on Carnegie Mellon’s shuttle system. Meyers said that this semester there has been a marked increase in the number of complaints University Police received about the shuttle system, which includes the escort shuttles as well as the fixed-route shuttles. Meyers asked Senate for suggestions on how to improve awareness and ease of use for the system; he focused on the usability of the shuttle system’s website, which can be found at www.cmu.edu/police/shuttleandescort.

Student Body Vice President AppointmentF

Student Body President and senior biology and psychology major Lindsay MacGillivray announced the appointment of junior electrical and computer engineering major Ian Glasner to the position of student body vice president. Glasner replaces junior international relations and politics and philosophy double major Peter Masters, who resigned from the position two weeks ago. Glasner officially became student body vice president at Thursday’s Senate meeting after no Senators objected to his appointment.