CUSC in Brief Oct. 27, 2016

Lori Shanley, Scarlet Staff

Before the Thursday Oct. 27 meeting was called to order, Clark University Student Council spent some time looking for a lost gavel. The search was to no avail, and the meeting proceeded as usual.

The first motion to be passed at this week’s meeting was Lars Dahl’s (20’) appointment to the grants committee as recommended by Laura Barker (‘17). The committee then moved on to approve this week’s requested grants, the largest request being $4,294 by Mohamed Elmaola (‘18). Elmaola’s grant is for an event scheduled to take place in Tilton that will cover the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8. The event will include multiple screens for watching the election, food, games and activities, and a panel of faculty and relevant local citizens. The grant passed, however $1,750 was allocated instead of the requested amount.

After two other grants were discussed and passed, CUSC moved on to discuss matters regarding the finance committee. Since many members of the council are new, a Powerpoint was presented by Andrés Gvirtz (‘18) which outlined in detail how the Finance Committee functions.

Student Life Committee announced that tickets for Thanksgiving buses will be on sale in the Student Council Office on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.,  Nov. 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

CUSC faculty advisor, Tim St. John, reflected on the Student Leadership & Programming Think Tank event last Sunday, as no CUSC representatives had been able to attend the event.

He reported that many representatives from different clubs expressed interest in having a space made available in which clubs can collaborate, share ideas, and create events together.

Arslan Tarar (‘18) reported that “meme fest” is coming back to CUSC this year.

The final action of the meeting was a motion for Robert McLaughlin (‘19)  to be appointed to the Athletic Board. The motion was passed and the meeting adjourned.


  • $1750 was awarded to Mohamed Elmaola for his event in Tilton that will cover the 2016 Presidential Election. The money will be used for projectors for viewing the election, food, and activities. The event will take place on Nov. 8.
  • $812 was granted to Niakoaa Ankomah for a fall performance show held by the African Diaspora Dance Association. The event will showcase diversity on campus and give students a voice.
  • Bailey Kratschman was awarded $85 for her MGMT 100 class project. The event sponsored will be providing games and activities for a period of time to University Park.