Summary of Fall 2011 Senate Activity

BUDGET:

-Senate Finance Committee has funded 38 organizations $32,115 this semester
-Spring 2012 organization semester budget allocations have been posted on the Student Senate (final Senate approval on 11/15/11)
-22 undergraduate and graduate students received a scholarship courtesy of the three Senate Endowment funds
-Dr. Robert Gates visited Senate to talk about the responsibilities college graduates have in leading

PASSED LEGISLATION:
-Increasing game day recycling on the Boulevard, specifically around the fraternity tents
-Creation of more outdoor study facilities
-Emphasis on more appropriate lawn-care timing
-Honorariums for Fred & Judith Banes and Clarence Perkins & Alphonso Buchanan

CURRENT TOPICS OF DISCUSSION IN SENATE:

-Increasing student and community participation in athletic events
-Unification of the undergraduate and graduate student populations
-Senate transparency through electronic voting mechanisms
-Overall representation of the Student Senate

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