ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB PUSHES FOR SENATE INVOLVEMENT IN SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS
Environmental Club representative Sierra Jickling attended the Senate meeting to invite senators interested in sustainability on campus to an event regarding compost that will take place Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Davidson Math and Science 105 and will be held by Reno composting group Down to Earth Composting.
Jickling also introduced the idea of partnering with RTC for a UPass program. In this program, a student’s Wolf Card would also work as a bus pass to encourage more students and staff to ride buses. Jickling did note that this would be an additional student fee but presented the idea for the senators to consider.
SUSTAINABILITY BILL SENT BACK TO COMMITTEE
The Senate approved sendingSenate Bill 86 back to the committee on government operations. Senate Bill 86 aimed to create the Department of Campus Wellness and the Sustainability and Wellness Initiative Fund. The bill was worked on by the 85th session and will work toward combining the Department of Sustainability and Department of Campus Wellness to help manage their goals effectively.
Senator Alvarez brought to the Senate’s attention that the legislation entails many details that are not specified in the bill. Senator Alvarez wants to know the importance of the bill and what it can do for students. Senator Alvarez recommended that the bill go back to a committee for further review and request, a comment that was agreed upon by other senators.
MULTIPLE EXECUTIVE POSITIONs FILLED
The Senate voted to fast-track the appointment of College of Liberal Arts senator Victoria Yeghiayan. Yeghiayan was runner-up for the Speaker of the Senate and by Senate rules, the runner-up shall be appointed as a senator of their college or school following the election of the Speaker of the Senate. Yeghiayan took oath during the meeting.
The Senate approved the motion to appoint Luke Bittar to the Office of Director of the Department of Clubs and Organizations and Austin Lensch to The Office of Director of Event Programming both of whom were highly recommended by President Hannah Jackson and the former directors. Omar Moore was also appointed to the office of Attorney General.
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