Senate Brief

Pitzer College Student Senate 

The Pitzer College Student Senate Jan. 29 meeting began with Executive Board Reports. Senate President Josue Pasilllas PZ ’17 said that Senate will be developing a program to pay work-study students for their work on Senate. Senate Secretary Shivani Kavuluru PZ ’19 said that all clubs would be audited, to insure that clubs are meeting and using funding reasonably.

Bowling and Making Friends again was approved, as was Middle Eastern Student Association.

Bill 53-B-1, a bill in support of becoming a member college of the Associated Student Senate of the Claremont Colleges, was repealed because of opposition from Harvey Mudd College.

Resolution 53-R-9, a resolution endorsing Resolution R16-01, a Pitzer Staff Council resolution requesting faculty handbook changes, was introduced.

Resolution 53-R-10, a resolution requesting the correction of the timing of the Brant Clock Tower, was also introduced but was tabled indefinitely after Dean of Students Brian Carlisle announced he would be changing the clock tower time the next day.

Resolution 53-R-11, a resolution requesting the removal and ban of all roosters from the chicken coop in the garden, was introduced, due to a rooster having been thrown over the fence into the chicken coop two months prior. During the meeting, the resolution was met with opposition from Dana Nothnagel PZ ’19, who was referenced in the bill without her knowledge. The bill stated that funds for the Garden Club, of which Nothnagel is the leader, would be frozen if the rooster was not removed. Nothnagel accused the authors of the resolution of lacking integrity. The resolution was tabled indefinitely.

Senior Class Representative Chance Kawar PZ'17 called for adjournment prior to completing the agenda items. 

-Elinor Aspegren PZ '20

Scripps Associated Students (SAS)

No chickens were present at the Jan 29 SAS meeting. Sustainability Chair Mia Fargo-Iwamasa SC ‘17 hosted the first sustainability committee meeting this semester and is preparing for the Power Down Challenge starting Feb. 13. Class representatives are in the process of coordinating programming—notably, the Senior Class Presidents will co-host a networking event with the Career Planning and Resources Office.

Spring Fling is tentatively set for April 7-9. Student Activities Chair (SAC) Jewels Tambone SC ’17 intends to use the event-filled weekend to highlight student talents and achievements. The board voted to pass several motions to approve funding for 5C events.

The Student Union lives! After being closed over winter break, the designated student study space received new flooring and a fresh layer of paint. New furniture is in the process of being ordered and will arrive in March.

SAS bylaws were updated to fit the SAC’s new role. SAC will now fund 5C events open to Scripps students but will not provide funding to ticketed events.

-Grace Ozonoff-Richey SC ‘19