REPORTS

President Jackson suggests resolution to address misgendering

President Jackson sent a letter to the Senate about her hopes for a senator to sponsor a resolution to begin a better process for preferred pronouns. Jackson’s idea for the resolution came after a Sagebrush article was published discussing misgendering on campus.

Jackson is continuing to plan for a food insecurity event for April 18. ASUN plans on bringing a speaker to address food insecurities.

Director of Legislative Affairs Worrall plans an event addressing Sexual Assault

ASUN Director of Legislative Affairs Katie Worrall is planning an event addressing sexual assault and rape culture. Director Worrall said she is currently working with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, Take Back the Pack, Generation Action and several other organizations to create a program Friday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Take Back the Pack is a student organization created to address the issues of university’s policies on sexual assault. The event organizers plan to discuss their research and findings of sexual assault and rape culture on campus, as well as how the Office of EOTIX handles the situations.

Furthermore, Worrall is hosting an event called Campus at the Capitol. She plans to send Giftpolls link for students interested in going. At the event, Worrall will discuss ASUN legislative priority and she hopes students will come to speak to Nevada legislation on subjects they’re passionate about. Worrall announced she is hoping to have shirts and food at the event. Her goal is to amplify ASUN and student presence in Carson City. Interested students must attend training held on April 16 and can email Director Worrall at directorlegislativeaffairs@asun.unr.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to sponsor a Kristyl Tift on March 29

The Diversity and Inclusion committee worked with the Gender, Race, Identity program to bring Dr. Kristyl Tift to campus and host an event. The event is Friday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Tift is an actress, singer, songwriter and Assistant Professor of Theater at Kennesaw State University. The event is called “Embodying Intersections in Contemporary Performance Poetry”.

Amerzada also discussed the Northern Nevada Diversity Summit held on April 11. The NNDS will be held at JCSU and offer participants to learn about new ideas and research. Noor Tagouri, a Libyan-American journalist, will be speaking at the event.

LEGISLATION

Student course evaluations resolution passes in support of more transparency

Sen. Hughes presented a resolution in support of making student course evaluation statistics available for students to view and to provide more transparency on course evaluations. Students would be allowed to see other students’ course evaluations in the future with this resolution. The resolution will be sent to Provost Kevin Carman, President Johnson and the Office of the General Counsel.

Course evaluations are university-sponsored surveys looking to evaluate professors. Students are asked to take this survey at the end of each semester.

The resolution passed unanimously.

CENSURES

Sen. McKinney receives a censure due to unexcused tardiness and absences

Senator of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada Andrew McKinney of the College of Liberal Arts was censured Wednesday, March 27 due to unexcused tardiness and absences. Senators receiving censure are advised to send a letter of apology to the Nevada Sagebrush. McKinney apology is as followed:

Dear students,

I am writing this because I was censured for ASUN senate. My apologies for being censured. I won’t be censured again and I learned my lesson. For more questions as to why I was censured or what censuring even is you can email me at senatormckinney@asun.unr.edu. Thank you.

-Senator McKinney

Taylor Johnson can be reached at tjohnson@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.