In the Senate Nov. 8

November 13, 2020

Courtney Thrun ’22 of the Services and Outreach Committee said that they finalized when the “Midnight Buffet” is going to be: The event will take place in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium on Friday Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Skye Liu ’23, chair of the Health and Safety Committee, reported that she has placed orders for the stickers for the condom dispensers. She also told the senate that the condom dispensers are not supposed to be in the bathrooms, they are to be in open spaces. She reported that they discussed creating a place where students can report people breaking COVID regulations. She said that students want a place to be able to do so, as they do not want to call the police. They also have the idea of giving out blue light glasses to students to protect their eyes. 

Jesse Zucker ’21, chair of the Senate Sustainability Committee, reported that pieces of paper with recycling and composting information will be passed around to the students. 

Ashna Kelkar ’24 of the Dining Committee announced that Diwali will take place on Nov. 12 and that there is also meatless Monday on Nov. 9. They also talked about the one meal per meal period rule and how more students should know about that. She also told the Senate that Tres Habaneros is here to stay and will not be replaced.

Joseph Coles ’22 presented constitutional amendments that the Brandeis Law Journal proposed; they were passed by acclamation.

Vice President Krupa Sourirajan ’23 reported that she met with various members of the administration to discuss the well-being of the students. 

The Rules Committee reported that they talked about the ability to vote abstain on various issues.

Noah Risley ’24 of the Social Justice Committee said that they discussed trying to have free postage next time there is an election in the U.S. 

Joseph Coles ’22 of the Club Support Committee said that six clubs are coming to present to the committee at their next meeting. 

The Facilities and Housing Committee talked about housing damages policies, exposed wire in the laundry room in East as well as the creation of water bottle filling stations.

Community Enhancement and Emergency Fund (CEEF) applications are due Nov. 20; they are going to start posting on social media soon.

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