GSC Meeting Minutes
6pm Wednesday, December 6th, 2011, GCC Nairobi Room
Voting Members in Attendance
Law: Daniel Rojas
Humanities and Sciences: Social Sciences: Kamil Dada
Engineering: Adeel Arif
Engineering: Anne-Laure Cuvilliez
At-Large: Addy Satija
At-Large: Manish Choudhary
At-Large: Sjoerd de Ridder
At-Large: Ateeq Suria
Not in Attendance:
Earth Sciences: Marine Denolle
At-Large: Lida Teneva
5:45 Dinner (Thanks Ray’s!)
6:09 Call to order (Addy/Marine)
- Proxies (none)
GSC Office reflooring over Winter Break. In case you have any concerns get in touch with the chairs.
This is the last meeting of the quarter.
Executive Forum on Judicial Affairs IRP at 7pm.
6:11 Approve minutes (Justin)
No corrections. Approved by concensus.
6:14 Funding (Anne-Laure)
Trying to revive the group. This is a cultural group celebrating Spanish and Portuguese customs. The request is for food for 20 people for a lunch to watch a football game. $120 recommended. Passes by consensus.
6:15 There are three bills related to to the date of the elections, approval of the elections commissions staff. All pass.
6:25 Discussion on Funding guidelines (Anne-Laure/Adeel)
What kind of direction do we want to take when it comes to funding groups- most of whom are cultural and need money for food.
Manish: Maybe we can standardize some practices like food requests.
Addy: I don’t want to tell a group what they should do.
Cathy: Appetizers vs. Dinner. What’s the big difference?
Adeel: We should cap promotional events. If we can caps this it’d be great.
Anne-Laure: It’s first come first served.
Justin: We should fund groups to do activities related to the purpose of the group. It’s ok to say no.
Addy: Our funding guidelines are guidelines, not rules. The funding committee is not the decision making body.
Anne-Laure: I just want to make sure the groups are prepared given that they go through hoops in the first place. I want to make sure the groups are prepared and that we’re transparent about the odds that the group gets funding.
The GSC voting members need to feel comfortable to vote no for funding applications. The funding committee will continue to be as transparent as possible in funding committee.
Assistant Elections Commissioners- one for the Grad Students and the other for the Undergraduates. Bill to approve the Elections Commission 9-0-0 passes.
7:00 Judicial Affairs IRP (Jess)
This is an executive session off the record.
8:30 Any Other Business (Addy)
No new business. Adjourned.