Gabriel Hance and Meredith Jarchow
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The CSB Senate meeting on March 1 included one student seeking allocation and two student presenters.

CSB junior Theng Yeng Xiong approached the Senate seeking an allocation of $3,513.62 in order for nine students to attend the 18th annual Hmong National Development Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The allocation would cover hotel costs and transportation to the conference.

The motion was amended to $2,639.17, but failed 2-12-0, followed by a second amendment that failed 3-11-0. After more debate, the motion finally passed 13-1-0.

Next, Senators Sophi Gorman and Jamie Weekley presented on their experience at the Campus Women Lead 2017 conference in Washington, D.C. Gorman and Weekley heard from prominent speakers, learned networking skills and returned to campus with ideas to improve inclusion and diversity.

The next meeting of the CSB Senate will take place after spring break at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in Gorecki 120.


Michael Swearingen
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In this week’s St. John’s Senate meeting, Tyler Bruinsma, senior chemistry major and Men of Benedict, a bible study group, presented to the senate their requests for dollar allocations.

In addition, the Cultural Affairs Board presented a plan to begin implementing a “definitions project” that they hope to unveil as a response to the recent Link bus controversy. Dean Michael Connolly suggested the project be tabled for further clarification and polishing before it became binding and public. The senate agreed and tabled the motion.

After the presentations were finished, Senator Isaac Lindstrom presented an update of the senate’s budget.

The motion to allocate $262 to Tyler Bruinsma for the National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine was passed and the motion to allocate $775 to Men of Benedict for their annual retreat was reduced to a sum total of $475. The next St. John’s Senate meeting will be at 9:20 p.m. on March 13 in Brother Willie’s Pub.