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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




  • 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





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

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