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Student Senate meeting minutes

Fiscal responsibility presentation

Junior decision science major and economics double major and Senate Finance Chair Landon He gave a presentation to the Senate body on internal fiscal responsibility. His presentation included the procedures for filling out a reimbursement form and submitting a purchase request, as well as other fiscal processes.

He also summarized the process for reviewing special allocation requests from student organizations. This fiscal year, Senate has budgeted approximately $68,000 for special allocations. He stated that an important goal for this fiscal year is to have zero missing receipts, referring to the receipts that Senate must receive to reimburse a student or student organization.

Ex officio report: Pascal Petter

Director of Dining Services Pascal Petter reviewed the dining master plan and discussed changes that dining has already implemented around campus, including new furniture in some eateries and extended hours at others.

Petter also demonstrated the new Carnegie Mellon Nutrition iPhone app, which tells users nutritional information about the food offered at all of Carnegie Mellon’s campus eateries. Additionally, Petter spoke about Dining Services’ continuing green initiatives, including weighing leftovers to determine if food is being wasted.