Hurley hosts last open forum of the year, her career

Senate President Katrina Hurley hosted the last open forum of her reign, at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Student Center. Sen. Carly Slaght ran uncontested for the position, and will take over for Hurley next year.
“I just want to give everyone a big thank you,” Hurley said. “It’s been great representing the student body.”
She also urged students to approach Slaght with any ideas they want Senate to be working on next year.
The Student Health and Well-being Committee asked for $1,600 for its fall event as part of the hygiene initiative.
The Campus Improvement Committee asked for $2,700 to purchase two color printers–one for Edna and one for High Rise–so students would have a color printer available after the library and Student Center close.
Senate approved the hygiene initiative allocation, but tabled the printer discussion until next semester, at a meeting Monday.
Senate voted down the proposal to give every graduating club member a single-strand cord with a separate cord for each club they were involved in. The Commencement Committee voted in favor for the idea, however. There were multiple variations of the proposal, so Senate furthered the graduation cord discussion on Monday.
“We just really want to honor those who have been involved in so many different activities on campus throughout their years on campus,” Hurley said.
The Bylaw Review Committee proposed a revision of the CAB bylaws and the court rules. Most of the changes were grammatical, or format issues, according to CAB Vice Chair of Programming Trista Schell.
Schell said they did add an updated attendance policy to section II, subsection B, of the CAB bylaws to enforce punishment for excessive club absences. In the court rules, the terminology “associate justice” was changed to “student justice.” Hurley expressed some concern that the name change seemed like a demotion. Election procedures were also updated, and they are still working on a section for solicitor general, Schell said. The proposed bylaw revisions were discussed Monday.
Hurley announced that Senate would be discussing the Activity Fee Board budget recommendations at the meeting Monday, which was pushed back an hour to 6 p.m. due to an open forum hosted by the Higher Learning Commission that approves CSC’s accreditation at 5 p.m. in the Ballroom.

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