Student Senate Meeting Minutes


Andrew Schwartz, finance committee chair and junior information systems major, met with Lieutenant Joseph Meyers of the Carnegie Mellon University Police last Friday to discuss changes to the Carnegie Mellon shuttle system website and mobile application.

Points of Discussion

Senate is looking for a venue for its annual Christmas party; volunteers are asked to contact Wyatt D’Emilia, senior psychology major and chair of the Internal Development Committee.
Health Services is seeking student feedback to help make changes to its health insurance guidelines.

Vacancy Elections

There were vacancy elections for two empty Senate seats in the School of Computer Science and one in Dietrich College. Gail Wil son, sophomore computer science major, and Aaron Gutierrez, first-year computer science major, ran for the seats. Both Wilson and Gutierrez were elected as Senators.

Steven Wang, sophomore decision science major; Brad Wyatt, sophomore international relations and politics major; and Vaasavi Unnava, first-year economics major, ran for the Dietrich College seat. Wang was elected as Senator. Wang’s speech was focused on a desire to improve Carnegie Mellon campus life by listening to students’ concerns.

Committee Update: Internal Affairs, Campus Life

The Internal Affairs Committee is currently working on creating a Senate Wiki. Although the website is up and running, it lacks significant content.

The Campus Life Committee reiterated that it is hosting a gallery crawl this Saturday. The Gallery Crawl will visit venues such as the Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum, and the National Aviary. Buses will be leaving periodically throughout the day from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday. Campus Life is also working on designs for Senate T-shirts and other materials for sale.The committee plans to put up a Christmas tree somewhere on campus, as well as hand out holiday cookies.