Student Senate meeting minutes

Committee Reports

The Campus Life Committee discussed their upcoming annual effort to distribute Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee during Move On in the Morewood Parking Lot on Friday between 9 p.m. and midnight. The Internal Development Committee reminded Senators to come to the Alumni Brunch that will be held during Spring Carnival from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday in Donner House.

Finance Allocation

Senate allocated $4,500 to the Mindfulness Room. Student Body President and senior biological sciences major Lindsay MacGillivray presented in front of Senate and described the purpose of the money. When the Mindfulness Room was constructed, money from several sources was used to refit what was then the West Wing TV Lounge and buy equipment — like yoga mats and plant walls — for the room. The motion was unanimously passed.

Points of Discussion

First-year artchitecture major Victoria Yong was approved as a new member at large. Class council and a potential budget outline were also discussed.

Senate also discussed purchasing food for meetings. Typically, Senate provides food at 4:30 p.m., half an hour before General Body Meeting starts.

Often, there is no food left by the time the meeting begins at 5 p.m. Members agreed that Senate should order more food, so that those who arrive at 5 p.m. are still able to eat.


Senate thanked those who helped out with The New York Times lecture event and who helped with public relations for the Sal Khan lecture. Senate also congratulated electrical and computer engineering and business administration double major Ian Glasner and biological sciences major Shalini Ray on their elections to student body president and student body vice president, respectively. Civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy double major Colin Chadderton and senior biological sciences major Lindsay MacGillivray reminded Senate that the last installment of the “First Lectures” series will take place on April 17.