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Student Senate Update: July 10th, 2013

Posted in Student Senate Meetings on July 14, 2013 by austenerblat

This Legislative report of the July 10 meeting of the FAU Student Senate is brought to you by Christopher Jorge Massana.

The FAU Student Senate met on July 10 to discuss the appointment of new elections commissioners, and hear the reports of SG elected officials. Half of the Senate’s seats were empty for this meeting, with 3 members absent and one seat vacant.

During the meeting, Student Body President Peter Amirato appointed Elections Board Chair Michael Brown to a second term in his current position. Brown, after his appointment, then presented his nominees for other Elections Board positions. Brown’s 3 commissioner nominees, Neville Forbes for Boca campus, Claudel Louis for Jupiter campus, Stevenson Pierre-Louis for Broward campus, and Brandon Brown (no relation to Elections Board Michael Brown) as elections marketing director, were all unanimously selected by the senate, by a vote of 4-0 for each nominee.

After the elections board commissioner selection, President Amirato gave his report, during which he stated his intention to create another all-night study center on campus to complement the existing Hillel Study Center. The “Cube” located in the Engineering East building, a large study area with available computers and attached study rooms, was cited as a potential location for the proposed study center.

“Right now, we’re in talks with the new engineering building to make their ‘Cube’ room not only 24 hours, but accessible to all students,” Amirato said, regarding the proposed center. “Because currently, if you’re not an engineering student, you can’t swipe into the building, and we are not okay with that, especially since state dollars go into building it… everybody should have access to study in there.”

Aside from these items, the Senate had no legislation on its agenda, and no new legislation was introduced.