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Nov 19

2015

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The Importance of Finding a Mentor

Throughout high school, I can vividly remember the intense bonds that my classmates would form with various teachers, advisors, and administrators. shat stuck out to me most, was that so many of us were finally figuring out our passions and would therefore find ourselves connected to a particular class or instructor. My mentor(s) through high school were always my Spanish teachers. They were the ones I sought all of my advice from, the ones I took cues from as I started to apply to colleges, and the ones I still look forward to visiting all these years later.
College, much like high school, brought about new passions, and from this, new mentors. The type of mentors you find in college, however, take on a completely different role, in my opinion. When I think of Student Government, I immediately think of Jim Hermelbracht, our advisor. I think I speak for the entire Executive Board, at the very least, in saying that he has been a mentor to all of us through our years at Stonehill, and (on a personal level) in many ways inspired me to run for my position as Vice President.
A mentor like Jim is so essential as we go through our formative years at college. Not only are our passions growing and changing, but we are continuously pushed outside of our comfort zones.

I can recall a number of times when I have been frustrated, confused, or simply in need of a bit of inspiration- all of which can be addressed by someone you have come to know and admire.
This post is particularly important to me at this time as I recently sought out Jim’s advice as my mentor. After spending my junior year abroad, I thought a transition back into SGA would be seamless, and would hopefully help me to ease back into my home at Stonehill. A few months in, I realized that I needed a bit of guidance as to how to “re-adjust”, especially into my role. Jim offered personal experience, his own ideas, and tangible plans to help me along- about a week later, I feel infinitely more at “home”. There truly is so much value in finding a person like this; someone who knows how to push you, while comforting and guiding you at the same time.

On behalf of all of us, thank you Jim!

Nov 10

2015

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The Value of IDEAS Courses

The traditional classes offered at Stonehill are great. However, IDEAS courses offer a unique opportunity to learn from your peers. IDEAS stands for Integrating Democratic Education at Stonehill; they are student-run courses that aim to educate students on a topic that may not be offered in the traditional course offerings at Stonehill. Listed below are some reasons why you should take an IDEAS course.

  1. They are taught by your peers. How often do you get to take a class that is not taught by a professor? These classes are totally run by students, which helps to foster a different kind of discussion.
  2. These are not typical course offerings. The variety of courses being offered allow students to explore a subject that they may be interested in, but are not able to incorporate into their academic schedule. They also offer a new perspective on topics that may have been discussed in traditional classes.
  3. They offer opportunities to generate a discussion with other students. This type of course encourages open discussion and allows people to express their opinions. Only your peers are present, so you are able to speak a little more than you might in your traditional classes.
  4. You may meet new people that you might not have met otherwise. Since these classes do not necessarily apply to any specific majors, people who are interested in the topic may take a class that they would not be able to take otherwise. These people may not be in your traditional classes because the IDEAS courses offer different topics that stray from traditional courses.
  5. You may find an interest in a new topic. These courses allow you to expand outside of your comfort zone and outside of your traditional course schedule. If you think you are interested in a topic, take that class. You never know, you could find a new area of interest for yourself.

IDEAS courses offer an opportunity to learn about something that you may not have considered when choosing traditional classes. If you are at all interested, make sure to check out the different course offerings on the IDEAS Facebook page. Also, registration starts during Add/Drop period, which begins on November 30th. They are limited to eight students per class and are first come, first serve. Make sure to reserve your spot in a class!

 

Nov 10

2015

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Senate 11-2-15

Here are the minutes from SGA Senate’s meeting on Monday, November 2nd, 2015!

SGA Senate Agenda

Monday, November 2, 2015 11:32

 

Divestment Campaign- Jess Devereaux, Connor Hilbie

  • Long term project
  • Building student support and education
  • Start with contact with SGA
  • Process of divesting fossil fuels and move towards more sustainable energy.
  • Has worked in the past.

Fossil Fuel Company’s

  • Unsafe by almost the double amount of C02
  • Morally wrong- destruction of our planet.
  • Builds case for government action
  • Brings up climate change discussion.
  • Profitable and not lasting long. None renewable.
  • Struggling economy
  • Leads to violence and wars
  • Reinvest in safer ideas for our planet and none violence.
  • Stonehill cannot do this by themselves but takes a moral and strong statement for other colleges to make the government realize this is a serious issue.
  • We have signed pledges committing to climate change and we need to follow through with this- St. Francis Pledge-
  • Created an online petition

Questions?

This is separate from Solor cap issue?

How do we sign up?

  • Join the facebook group

 

Finance – Jeanne Finlayson Jennifer Matthews

Has there been anything done?

  • Have met several times- with new graduates, we start from scratch every few years.
  • Still in educational phase. Spoke with investment advisor- Invest in “Funds of Funds’ or “Index Funds”
  • Started a few years ago- Brought proposal to Board of Trustees who now oversee investments.
  • As of June 30th– 189 million dollar endowment.
  • 35 funds- 7 have 3.2 million in subinvestments
  • Assuming small amount invested in fossil fuel.
  • Not invested in the major fossil fuel companies, but a few gas companies. No direct investment in fossil fuel companies.
  • 6 Million that are exposed to oil.
  • Cannot just pull out because there needs to be research on where else the money goes.
  • Stonehill will not end it as a social part, but mostly due to investment.
  • Restart investment education with board in January?

Question- Is it renewable energy

  • Investments in mostly solar energy

Question- Have we divested in companies in the past?

  • We have in 1989 but no one on our board has done it before but it was an easier more specific divestment. No one has taken a definite yes or no on this topic. We have always taken a stance on no direct investments?

Where is the link?

  • Kate will post it on the SGA facebook page.

Where do we go from here?

  • Student body awareness
  • Had tables around campus- Students did not know what divestment was before tables.
  • Effectiveness of divestment. Not really economic effective but mostly social efforts

Are there plans to announce Stonehill supports this?

  • We want other schools to see this. All about the social aspects. Controversial issues are not brought up if there is not a strong interest.

Other schools?

  • Harvard working on it and Hampshire college completey divested. 100 schools either working on it or completely divested.

Finance- Any talks of switching this to green funds?

  • Bringing this to the Board of Trustees
  • Ten year commitment with the green fund and private equity. Have to maximize an alternative if we divest.

Anyway the Trustees can make an announcement for support?

  • It is hard to say because not a lot of education- only 7 members on a subcommittee are involved in this with a new chair- he is interested in what the student body thinks. Too early to tell
  • Some funds may not have oil now but may in the future- Companies that commit to never having it.

Has SEA had an event?

  • Tuesday November 17th event @ 7 pm
  • Professor against divestment speaking
  • Debate on the issue
  • All students welcome and questions

Do you think it is feasible to completely divest?

  • Theoretically no. There will not be a economic issue so far- All social awareness
  • 5 year plan or 10 year plan.
  • Hard to picture a world where it is gone
  • Sue Mooney is their advisor

How can SGA support?

  • Not yet, but just focusing on education
  • Even at sustainability fair, crowd is not aware of it.

Has Senate endorsed something like this?

  • No but it would help show the board of trustees that students care?
  • Help advertising?

How can you pass this on for next year?

  • Co President a sophomore Tony Martucci to continue on for next year
  • Everything is online on the SEA email
  • Young underclassmen
  • Former President and graduate still helping

Are there any efforts that the college is doing to support a clean environment?

  • Almost finished with the bike fair.
  • Promoting unneeded drives to close places- Spoco, lot 17 ect.
  • Underclassmen use shuttle- Rent a car
  • More electric car stations
  • Solar Canobies on Parking Lot- Movement- Hold up by National Grid and not the College- Start the day after graduation
  • Social movement and cost effective
  • Not as much of a snow issue?

 

  • Updates
  • Mike Middleton IT- First years need to update password soon. 6 months.
    Issues with Hill Spot- Turn off wireless radios. Sends update week before, and 2-3 days before. Changepw.stonehill.edu Go change it online, type current username and password and then change
  • 2018- Planning a clothes drive the week after Thanksgiving 11/30-12/4
  • Diversity- 1 love training Tuesday at 7 pm.

 

  • Approve minutes
  • Need to be a weekly routine.
  • Michael Middleton notion Anna seconds
  • In favor- Everyone Opposed- No one Sustained- No one
  • Minutes approved

 

  • Follow up from last week- Actually following through with these

 

 

  1. Academics – concerns brought to Friday’s meeting
  2. Food – concerns passed to Kathleen Fitzgerald
  • Speaking at Town Hall
    1. Events – ideas passed to Adrianna
    2. Campus Climate – divestment campaign
  • Better awareness for climate campaign.
  • Fits into larger goal at Stonehill
  • Father John approves
  • Fits with SGA- We helped with the to-go containers.
  • Support from Senate would help- Active students support- Would need to talk with Jim
  • All social movement
  • Attach petition to Senate Highlights
  • Academic meeting
    1. Submitting course evaluations
  • Jamie, Kristen, Michael, Kate met with Dean Almeida, Maria Curtin, and Joe Favazza
  • Course Evaluations- Making process longer, reward incentive. Last ten minutes of a class with laptop. Moved online last year.
  • The course evaluations come at Thanksgiving
  • Lack of middle opinion who found the class alright- Compared to strongly liking class or strongly disliking class.- Missing ideas from that area.
    1. Diversity training for faculty
  • Current is only for academic development day- Nothing required-
    1. Diversity audit of curriculum
  • They look over the courses every semester to see which ones are diversity related.
  • Sending Kate that list soon.
    1. “Life After Stonehill”
  • Technically a life skills class
  • Taught by Andrew Leahy
  • Dean Almeida sending syllabus to Kate soon.
    1. 40 graduate school affiliations
  • Not well advertised.
  • In process of typing up requirements and focus of each program
  • Graduate school fair similar to the job expo.
    1. Next meeting – LC discussion
  • More improvement
  • Having past and current LC Advisor
  • Keeping LC’s but looking at which ones to get rid of and which ones to add.
  • May give responsibility to a senator for project.
  • They will be speaking at Town Hall.

 

  • It’s On us
    1. Pledges
  • This Thursday
  • Nametags given out on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Give pledges to Kate when you can.
    1. Nametags
  • Pick them up on Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Continue to promote the event.
  • Chris and Anna promoted event at Guerilla Girls Event last Wednesday, WHEN and the Moore Center spoke about it as well.

 

  • Town Hall
    1. Schedule for the evening
  • 5:30 on Wednesday in Martin Auditorium.
  • Start with brief SGA update.
  • Kathleen Fitzgerald from Sodexo
  • Detective from Campus Safety
  • Kevin for policy changes
  • Kristin Pierce for housing.
  • Open Floor Discussion
  • Father John brief closing remarks
  • Everyone should be there and E-Board gives brief intro to speaker.

 

  • SGA awareness party
  • 11/20 Brother Mikes Friday.
  • Plans for next semester
  • By the Foot- Kid Snacks
  • PR Committee Meets @ 6:30 on Sundays

 

  • Questions, Comments, Ideas
  • Pick up nametags
  • Wifi questions?

12:28 Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

Kate Morneault (Executive President):

  • Career Services will be coming to Senate November 16th

Anna Craft (Executive Vice President):

  • Working w/ IT to come up with a way to use an online calendar for club/organization

Matt Farrenkopf (Executive Secretary):

  • Putting up Town Hall posters
  • Brainstorming event for 11/20 to raise awareness for SGA

Chris McNamara (Executive Treasurer):

  • Met with Rita Friday to finalize e-mail

Adrianna Rosadio (Executive Programming Chair): No Update

Nisha Khubchandani (Executive Diversity Chair):

  • Planning a program for Native American Heritage Month to be held in November

Ryan McDonough (Executive Finance Chair):

Andrew Hunt (Commuter Senator):

  • Food committee is working on hot breakfast at Sem

Michael Middleton (Commuter Senator): No update

Jamie McDermott (2016 Senator):

  • Karaoke Night Friday, November 6th in the Hill

Jacqueline Durand (2016 Senator):

Molly Wolf (2017 Senator): No Update

Marisa Licata (2017 Senator): No update

Kristen Fontaine (2018 Senator):

Tim Cronin (2018 Senator):

Sebastian Patino (2019 Senator):

Chad L’Heureux (2019 Senator):

Lea Perugini (Heights Senator):

  • Haunted Sem and fall fest successful

Laura Harvey (Corr/Villa Senator):

Rebecca Brackett (O’Hara Senator): No update

Emily Hunter (Boland Senator): No update

Travis Normandin (HCC Senator): Fundraiser soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 06

2015

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Senate Minutes 10-26-2015

SGA Senate Agenda

Monday, October 26, 2015

Attendance – All Present
Excused- Tim Cronin, Laura Harvey, Mike Middleton

11:34

 

 

  • Updates
  • Andrew Hunt- Aces Place after Thanksgiving may increase Sunday hours- Budget issue
  • Travis- Sem Fundraiser coming soon

 

  • How to approve of minutes
  • Starting soon, please check out the minutes. Make sure there are no mistakes.
  1. Senate Outcomes
  2. E-mail & blog
  • We will be posting full minutes on blog
  • With an outline of Senate sent to the Student Body via E-Mail

 

  • It’s On Us
  1. Posters
  • After Senate, Hall Senators could begin posting them up in their residence halls.
  1. Pledges
  • Commit to wearing nametags. Different form of advertising.
  • Bring them to next Monday’s senate.
  1. One Love
  • Diversity Committee with Jess Greene- Discuss domestic relationships. In honor of student Yeardely Love
  • How to identify abusive relationship
  • November 3rd at Senate
  • Working with Health and Wellness
  1. Panel on Wednesday night
  • Awareness for sexual assault.
  • Continue to raise awareness.
  • Everyone is aware of what the event is.

 

  1. Town Hall
  2. Survey for topics
  • Top 3- Sodexo, Campus Safety, and Policy Changes
  • Biased Incidents
  • Survey is closed
  1. Facebook page
  • Continue to invite people.
  • PR Committee will be posting

 

  1. Future Senates
  2. Divestment campaign –TBA
  • Divestment from Fossil Fuels. Our company is not investing in companies with this.
  • Future students and staff maybe coming to speak to raise awareness.
  1. Christina Burney – Nov. 16
  • Director of Career Services
  1. Club approvals
  • Last two Senates.
  • Checking off to make clubs provisional.
  1. In the Future, we need to be prepared to have questions for our speakers.
  • Putting in their own personal time to come speak to us and keep us informed.
  1. Brainstorming session
  • Normally we begin to lose steam around this type of year.
  • Now that we are in groove of things, we will now hold a brainstorming sessions.
  • Broken up into groups, write down on poster on what is a “perfect college” see what we can improve on.
  • 5 categories. Count off by 5.
    1. Academics
  • Diverse curriculum with social justice awareness.
  • Minimum scheduling conflicts.
  • Improve LCs and Capstone, and Cornerstone. – A lot of issues finding LC that relates to what you want to learn. Too much variation. Concern we can bring to academic committee.
  • Better advisors.
  • Graduate school programs. – Affiliations with other schools- not well known and many programs that are no longer a thing.
  • Life skills classes.
  • Outcome related classes and not just on the grade- what did you learn? Did you work hard, etc.?
    1. Food
  • More professional workers.
  • Portion equality with gender (Women are receiving less portions then men).
  • More local food
  • More options for people with allergies
  • Less expensive food options – healthy
  • Hours- specified- Even when stations are open until 7:30, at 7:15, many stations are already closed and cleaning up- Receives angry responses from workers if you arrive too early or too late.
  • Cross examination of utensils.
  • Hot breakfast everyday at the Sem
  • Dinner maybe stays open until 7 on Sundays?
  • Marissa -9:30 was told to have to wait for breakfast.
  1. Events
  • Promote Diverse Events
  • Take down past posters. – Minor issue that affects other advertising. Work-study job? Stamps maybe could include taking down posters 24 hours. Student who works in Duffy takes down posters.
  • More attendance
  • More annual events. Ex. The success of Midnight Madness.
  • Weekend late night events- Dodeball, food activities
  • Promote Events earlier.- underclassmen not aware.
  • Promote online calendar on the app.
  • School wide volunteering.
  • Bounce of tradition and new. Same events but with a slight change.
  • More student run events awareness.
  • Homecoming weekend
  • Daytime concert.
  • Clubs will host very similar events to other clubs- Better communication between clubs.
  • More awareness of Master Schedule- Anna and Patrick hold meeting for calendar- 80 clubs and 10-15 show up.
  1. Athletics
  • Super Fan Contest.
  • Ice Hockey Rink
  • Do not bash poorly performing teams
  • Concession stands at every game.
  • Better relationships between athletics and non-athletics- Not just that relationship but all student leaders. Cross Collaboration.
  • School Spirit improved- Pep Rallies?
  • Pool outside.
  1. Campus Climate
  • Be aware of Campus Happenings.
  • Supportive reducing biased incidents- respect, understanding.
  • Open mind atmosphere.
  • Green campus.
  • Political climate discussions.
  • Act on your complaints- Come to Senate.
  • Off campus events- reduce “Stone hill event”
  • Day of service. – Mission Office. On Academic Development day or a day that is already free.
  • Yik Yak- Negative feedback of Culture Not a Costume. We received negative and positive feedback with ignorant Yik Yak Posts.- Not just SGA, this is a College issue. Yik Yak shows we are not as inclusive as we need to be.

 

Now that we have these ideas, how can we make this work? E-Board will figure out which ideas are realistic for us, which ones we can pass on to other offices? Etc.

  1. Questions, Comments, Ideas?

End- 12:33

 

 

 

Updates

Kate Morneault (Executive President): 

  • Career Services will be coming to Senate November 16th
  • Academic Committee meeting times are in the process of being scheduled

Anna Craft (Executive Vice President):

Matt Farrenkopf (Executive Secretary):

  • PR committee is working on advertising for Town Hall and organizing for our November 20th SGA Event.

Chris McNamara (Executive Treasurer):

  • Met with Rita Friday to finalize e-mail

Adriana Rosadio (Executive Programming Chair):

  • 10/26: Women’s Soccer (3:30pm)
  • 10/27: Field Hockey’s Purple & White Game (7pm)
  • 10/29: Midnight Madness
  • 10/30: Field Hockey (7pm)
  • 10/31: Women’s Soccer (12pm)
  • Football (1pm)
  • Halloween Dance

Nisha Khubchandani (Executive Diversity Chair):

  • “One Love” Training: collaborating with Health and Wellness and Criminology Department (November 3 at 7 pm; location TBD)
  • Launched Culture Not Costume Posters Social Media Campaign to address recent poster vandalism

Ryan McDonough (Executive Finance Chair):

Andrew Hunt (Commuter Senator):

  • Aces Place after Thanksgiving may increase Sunday hours- Budget issue

Michael Middleton (Commuter Senator): No update

Jamie McDermott (2016 Senator):

  • Karaoke Night Friday, November 6th in the Hill

Jacqueline Durand (2016 Senator):

Molly Wolf (2017 Senator):

  • Charity Dodgeball Tournament & Possible Class Apparel

Marisa Licata (2017 Senator): No update

Kristen Fontaine (2018 Senator):

Tim Cronin (2018 Senator):

Sebastian Patino (2019 Senator):

Chad L’Heureux (2019 Senator):

Lea Perugini (Heights Senator):

  • Planning for haunted Sem and Heights fall fest
  • Discussing how to promote hall council

Laura Harvey (Corr/Villa Senator):

  • Villa and Corr are working on haunted sem.

Rebecca Brackett (O’Hara Senator):

Emily Hunter (Boland Senator): No update

Travis Normandin (HCC Senator):

  • Sem Fundraiser coming soon

Nov 06

2015

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It’s On Us

ITSONUSThank you to everyone that supported the It’s On Us event on Thursday. A lot of thought, time, and care went into planning the day’s event, so it was extremely touching to see the community come together to raise awareness about such a serious issue. I understand that it may have been a triggering event, but I hope that it allowed us to realize the large number of us that have been impacted by sexual assault and the vast amount of support that is present in our community. We are proud to say that among, students, staff, and faculty, we passed out approximately 800 nametags throughout the day and about 200 people attended the evening event in The Hill. There will be pictures posted in the upcoming days so keep an eye out for that!

If you haven’t signed the online pledge yet, take a few seconds and click here to commit to creating an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.  Once again, thanks for all the support and have a wonderful weekend!

 

Nov 03

2015

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10-25-15 Senate Notes

SGA has posted the approved minutes from last Monday’s meeting onto our SGA Blog.
SGA Senate Agenda
Monday, October 26, 2015
Attendance – All Present
Excused- Tim Cronin, Laura Harvey, Mike Middleton
11:34

1) Updates
• Andrew Hunt- Aces Place after Thanksgiving may increase Sunday hours- Budget issue
• Travis- Sem Fundraiser coming soon

2) How to approve of minutes
• Starting soon, please check out the minutes. Make sure there are no mistakes.
A. Senate Outcomes
B. E-mail & blog
• We will be posting full minutes on blog
• With an outline of Senate sent to the Student Body via E-Mail

3.) It’s On Us
A. Posters
• After Senate, Hall Senators could begin posting them up in their residence halls.
B. Pledges
• Commit to wearing nametags. Different form of advertising.
• Bring them to next Monday’s senate.
C. One Love
• Diversity Committee with Jess Greene- Discuss domestic relationships. In honor of student Yeardely Love
• How to identify abusive relationship
• November 3rd at Senate
• Working with Health and Wellness
D. Panel on Wednesday night
• Awareness for sexual assault.
• Continue to raise awareness.
• Everyone is aware of what the event is.

3. Town Hall
A. Survey for topics
• Top 3- Sodexo, Campus Safety, and Policy Changes
• Biased Incidents
• Survey is closed
B. Facebook page
• Continue to invite people.
• PR Committee will be posting

4. Future Senates
A. Divestment campaign –TBA
• Divestment from Fossil Fuels. Our company is not investing in companies with this.
• Future students and staff maybe coming to speak to raise awareness.
B. Christina Burney – Nov. 16
• Director of Career Services
C. Club approvals
• Last two Senates.
• Checking off to make clubs provisional.
D. In the Future, we need to be prepared to have questions for our speakers.
• Putting in their own personal time to come speak to us and keep us informed.
5. Brainstorming session
• Normally we begin to lose steam around this type of year.
• Now that we are in groove of things, we will now hold a brainstorming sessions.
• Broken up into groups, write down on poster on what is a “perfect college” see what we can improve on.
• 5 categories. Count off by 5.
1. Academics
• Diverse curriculum with social justice awareness.
• Minimum scheduling conflicts.
• Improve LCs and Capstone, and Cornerstone. – A lot of issues finding LC that relates to what you want to learn. Too much variation. Concern we can bring to academic committee.
• Better advisors.
• Graduate school programs. – Affiliations with other schools- not well known and many programs that are no longer a thing.
• Life skills classes.
• Outcome related classes and not just on the grade- what did you learn? Did you work hard, etc.?
2. Food
• More professional workers.
• Portion equality with gender (Women are receiving less portions then men).
• More local food
• More options for people with allergies
• Less expensive food options – healthy
• Hours- specified- Even when stations are open until 7:30, at 7:15, many stations are already closed and cleaning up- Receives angry responses from workers if you arrive too early or too late.
• Cross examination of utensils.
• Hot breakfast everyday at the Sem
• Dinner maybe stays open until 7 on Sundays?
• Marissa -9:30 was told to have to wait for breakfast.
3. Events
• Promote Diverse Events
• Take down past posters. – Minor issue that affects other advertising. Work-study job? Stamps maybe could include taking down posters 24 hours. Student who works in Duffy takes down posters.
• More attendance
• More annual events. Ex. The success of Midnight Madness.
• Weekend late night events- Dodeball, food activities
• Promote Events earlier.- underclassmen not aware.
• Promote online calendar on the app.
• School wide volunteering.
• Bounce of tradition and new. Same events but with a slight change.
• More student run events awareness.
• Homecoming weekend
• Daytime concert.
• Clubs will host very similar events to other clubs- Better communication between clubs.
• More awareness of Master Schedule- Anna and Patrick hold meeting for calendar- 80 clubs and 10-15 show up.
4. Athletics
• Super Fan Contest.
• Ice Hockey Rink
• Tailgates.
• Do not bash poorly performing teams
• Concession stands at every game.
• Better relationships between athletics and non-athletics- Not just that relationship but all student leaders. Cross Collaboration.
• School Spirit improved- Pep Rallies?
• Pool outside.
5. Campus Climate
• Be aware of Campus Happenings.
• Supportive reducing biased incidents- respect, understanding.
• Open mind atmosphere.
• Green campus.
• Political climate discussions.
• Act on your complaints- Come to Senate.
• Off campus events- reduce “Stone hill event”
• Day of service. – Mission Office. On Academic Development day or a day that is already free.
• Yik Yak- Negative feedback of Culture Not a Costume. We received negative and positive feedback with ignorant Yik Yak Posts.- Not just SGA, this is a College issue. Yik Yak shows we are not as inclusive as we need to be.

Now that we have these ideas, how can we make this work? E-Board will figure out which ideas are realistic for us, which ones we can pass on to other offices? Etc.
6. Questions, Comments, Ideas?
End- 12:33

Updates
Kate Morneault (Executive President):
• Career Services will be coming to Senate November 16th
• Academic Committee meeting times are in the process of being scheduled
Anna Craft (Executive Vice President):
Matt Farrenkopf (Executive Secretary):
• PR committee is working on advertising for Town Hall and organizing for our November 20th SGA Event.
Chris McNamara (Executive Treasurer):
• Met with Rita Friday to finalize e-mail
Adriana Rosadio (Executive Programming Chair):
• 10/26: Women’s Soccer (3:30pm)
• 10/27: Field Hockey’s Purple & White Game (7pm)
• 10/29: Midnight Madness
• 10/30: Field Hockey (7pm)
• 10/31: Women’s Soccer (12pm)
• Football (1pm)
• Halloween Dance
Nisha Khubchandani (Executive Diversity Chair):
• “One Love” Training: collaborating with Health and Wellness and Criminology Department (November 3 at 7 pm; location TBD)
• Launched Culture Not Costume Posters Social Media Campaign to address recent poster vandalism
Ryan McDonough (Executive Finance Chair):
Andrew Hunt (Commuter Senator):
• Aces Place after Thanksgiving may increase Sunday hours- Budget issue
Michael Middleton (Commuter Senator): No update
Jamie McDermott (2016 Senator):
• Karaoke Night Friday, November 6th in the Hill
Jacqueline Durand (2016 Senator):
Molly Wolf (2017 Senator):
• Charity Dodgeball Tournament & Possible Class Apparel
Marisa Licata (2017 Senator): No update
Kristen Fontaine (2018 Senator):
Tim Cronin (2018 Senator):
Sebastian Patino (2019 Senator):
Chad L’Heureux (2019 Senator):
Lea Perugini (Heights Senator):
• Planning for haunted Sem and Heights fall fest
• Discussing how to promote hall council
Laura Harvey (Corr/Villa Senator):
• Villa and Corr are working on haunted sem.
Rebecca Brackett (O’Hara Senator):
Emily Hunter (Boland Senator): No update
Travis Normandin (HCC Senator):
• Sem Fundraiser coming soon