CUSC in Brief: Oct. 13, 2016

CUSC in Brief: Oct. 13, 2016

Lori Shanley, Contributing Writer

The fifth general meeting of the Clark University Student Council (CUSC) this semester began with the routine roll call and the approval of last week’s minutes.

Lauren Howard (‘17) announced that she will be stepping down from her position as chair of the Judiciary Committee on Oct. 13.

A motion was made to appoint Adam Katzman (‘18) as a delegate to the Worcester Student Government Association (WSGA). The WSGA is an organization that serves to bring all of the colleges in Worcester together and assemble the students of these colleges under a common purpose. The motion passed and CUSC snapped and clapped to support Katzman in his new position. A motion was also made to appoint Chris Pentek (‘20) and Steven Shu (‘19) to the Judiciary Committee. This motion passed and they were officially sworn in after President Cory Bisbee (‘19) read a short sentiment about their responsibilities.

Eric Barrese (‘19) presented the issue that the Sodexo workers at the entry to the dining hall used to have a chair to sit in but don’t anymore, possibly for aesthetic reasons. He proposed that CUSC ask Clark to put the chair back so that the workers would not have to stand unnecessarily. CUSC agreed to seek action. Barrese then asked if anyone had any projects underway. CUSC responded saying that projects are, in fact, in the making but nothing is ready to be reviewed or discussed yet. Bisbee noted that CUSC is stuck in a “gray area” in terms of acting on projects as everyone is waiting for the upcoming elections to conclude. Voting begins online Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. and ends Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.



  • $3,000 was allocated to the Millennium Leadership Conference so they can have the amount of money they normally use to hold their conference, which takes place Nov. 5 and 6.
  • $224.69 was allocated to a student to attend the Harvard Arab Weekend which will take place from Nov. 10 through 13. The student will be presenting the knowledge she gains from this experience at Fall Fest.
  • $224.69 was also allocated to another student attending the Harvard Arab Weekend with the same intentions and expectations.
  • $1,540 was allocated to students attending the Korean Student Association Conference on Oct. 14 and 15 so they can make connections and engage with other young professionals from similar backgrounds.
  • $786 was allocated to Student Leadership & Programming on behalf of all clubs for lamps for the projector in the dining hall.