The Center introduces peer mentoring
The interim director of The Center, Every Student, Every Story — Araceli Martinez — attended the Senate meeting to inform students about what The Center does. She said The Center was there to support or suggest things for senators — whether that be legislation, reaching out to students and more. They assist in filling out the FAFSA, registering for classes and also will offer peer mentoring starting this summer.
Kinel goes bananas
Director of Event Programming, Mia Kinel, gave the senators bananas during her report — because she had leftover bananas from the “Bring Your Own Banana” event earlier in the day. ASUN actually provided the bananas, but asked students at the event to write what stresses them out or an insecurity on the banana peel and then “peel it away” before creating a banana split in the Knowledge Center. Kinel was upset that only two of the senators showed up to the event, so she handed out left-over bananas at the meeting.
“I don’t want to be this petty next time, so please show up,” Kinel said.
Former ASUN President interrupts diversity report
ASUN Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Precious Gbenjo, was delivering her report about the UndocuAlly Week, where events include a picture of undocumented students outside the Knowledge Center and a speaker event. When Speaker Hannah Jackson asked if there were any questions, former ASUN President Bill Hamma, who frequents the meetings, asked why anything was being done for undocumented students, and they should be sent home. Gbenjo finished her report and left the room.
New white supremacy group emerges in Carson City
Senator Sarah Smith said that she met with different Jewish groups on campus, and they brought it to her attention there is a new white supremacist group in Carson City. The Skinheads have been commenting on these groups’ social media pages and have been recruiting on campus. Senator Smith said she wanted all students and everyone on campus to be aware of the group.
Senate amends constitution to reflect reapportionment
The Senate voted to amend the ASUN constitution due to recent reapportionment. Reapportionment occurred last semester when the Division of Health Sciences announced their plan to split into three colleges — The Orvis School of Nursing, the Division of Health Sciences and Community Health Sciences. The colleges will be represented during the 87th session of the ASUN Senate, but will be represented under the Division of Health Sciences during the 86th session. The amendment says there will be 25 senators after the 86th session.
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