Student Senate Meeting Minutes

Presentation from University Health Services

Anita Barkin, director of University Health Services, gave a presentation that covered several changes in Carnegie Mellon’s health policies.
According to Barkin, University Health Services is proposing a change in the language of Carnegie Mellon’s immunization requirements to make them more adaptable.
Barkin also discussed possible changes in the university’s smoking policy and insurance policy.

Senate Vacancies

There are currently several vacancies in Senate, including three in the College of Fine Arts, four in the College of Engineering, and two in the School of Computer Science. Vacancy elections are tentatively scheduled for this week’s meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Student Body Vice-President Resignation

Peter Masters, junior social and decision sciences and philosophy double major, has resigned as student body vice-president. The position is now open; interested candidates should contact student body president and senior biology major Lindsay MacGillivray at [SLANT12][SLANT12].

Committee Updates

The Communications Committee reported that Senate Week was very successful; the Senate Facebook page experienced an almost 100 percent increase in likes. The Campus Life Committee will be handing out free apple cider and cookies this week. The Gallery Crawl has been rescheduled for Nov. 23.

Points of Discussion

The New York Times is interested in bringing a speaker to Carnegie Mellon’s campus. The topic of the talk is flexible. Senate needs suggestions for faculty or staff members to help choose a speaker; suggestions can be emailed to the Senate Executive Committee. More information is forthcoming.