Week of 10/31/2013

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Clark University Student Council is making moves. This Wednesday saw a lengthy but efficient student council meeting.

$250 was allocated to Maya Baum from the advocacy fund. $150 was allocated to the Economics Society for an Entrepreneurship Forum at Babson College. $1500 was allocated to the Model United Nations for their participation in a conference at the University of Pennsylvania. Model United Nations is one of Clark’s most successful clubs – they were ranked 17 by bestdelegate.com.

The council was hesitant to support their own member, Rebecca Liebman, with multiple representatives questioning how their support of her presentation at the Spatial Planning Environment Conference would affect the Clark community. The request was eventually tabled.

Meanwhile, various members of council quietly fought over which of the five windows should be opened.

The Board of Trustees was on campus last Friday and Saturday. CUSC president Rian Watt hopes that they will add a ‘young alumni trustee’, someone who has graduated within the last ten years. He thinks the change is likely.

A Safety Forum regarding issues facing off-campus residents including parking, burglaries, and garbage will take place in room 112 in the Traina Center at 4 p.m. on November 12.

CUSC Vice President, Will Cretinon, chased an ambulance to the site of the fire on Maywood Street that took place on October 30, and reported to the council that no Clark students were harmed.

Through surveying, CUSC has discovered that one of the most significant issues on campus is that the execution and communication of LEEP has failed.

There was a motion to appoint, as described by CUSC President Rian Watt, “a whole bunch of people to a whole bunch of positions”. There are still 17 open chair positions.

DaVaughn Vincent-Bryan, Area Coordinator for First-Year and Transfer Communities said his goal is to meet with each council member individually to discuss their goals and to make sure the goals have long lasting effects, but added “[the meetings] are also for fun.”

Each council member shared their current goals. McKenna Hunter ’17 talked about increasing the number of benches on campus. Anthony Senesi ’17 mentioned a scholarship database. Holden Beale ’15 suggested increased printing allowances for humanities majors. Joanna Green ‘16 expressed a desire for more laundry options, while Zoha Nagvi ’16 advocated for more hand drying options.