Wednesday’s WSA meeting was greeted with a guest speaker, and new resolutions and amendments. The meeting kicked off with the passing of the super senator to Speaker Jasmine Neldon and positional reports by Anna Salvaggio, Sean Nicholl, Anthony Haduch and others.
Some of the highlights of these reports were an invite to the Dine with Diane dinner for Senators, which will be held Nov. 7, and the WTF, Win the Fight, breast cancer awareness campaign sponsored by WSA. WSA will be selling t-shirts to promote the event.
Guest speaker, Deputy Chief Blaine Kalafut, addressed the meeting after positional reports, and stressed the importance of safety during Halloween. His main points were to avoid advertising parties on social sites so they do not get out of control, be aware of vehicle traffic, don’t put yourself in a situation where you publicly intoxicated, and watch out for party crashes and predators.
“Halloween is coming up, so parties are probably going to be this weekend,” said Kalafut. “And predators will be on the west side of campus, and will be looking to steal and disrupt things, so if that happens give the police a call.”
Students should also remember that if they are in need of medical care from drinking and are a minor, they shouldn’t hesitate to call for help.
After Deputy Chief Kalafut addressed the meeting, a Constitutional Amendment was proposed and passed in order to allocate college senator seats. There was some concern as to if this would decrease representation for different colleges, but in reality this will add one senator to each college.
“This would not reduce representation for anyone at all,” said Kivel.
After the amendment was passed, there was a confirmation of the new Senate Rules, which set the guidelines for which all senators have to follow. Some of these include G.P.A. requirements, committee attendance, meeting attendance and so on and so forth.