St. John’s Senate

By Ben Pults
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This past Monday night, many CSB/SJU students pulled themselves away from the Vikings-Bears Monday Night Football game to attend the St. John’s Senate’s (SJS) most recent meeting. President Jack Cummings welcomed the large number of people there.

The main topic of the meeting was to discuss a recent email sent out by the CSB and SJU Vice Presidents of Student Development Mary Geller and Fr. Doug Mullin talking about the increasingly bad behavior in St. Joseph. Mullin was present to discuss the email, clarify the background of the St. Joseph story, as well as take notes on what students said, and answer any questions students might have.

Many students walked up to the makeshift podium and voiced their concern over the email and how he/she felt about the issue. There were many concurring voices that the email was ridiculous and the results would be bad for the CSB/SJU community. There were very few voices in the opposition who spoke up, but those that did were met with respect by everyone else present.

There was one motion that was presented by Vice President Steven Pfanning that would allow for six chairs to be placed in the Tundra, similar to the ones at the Mall at CSB. This would serve as a test run, and if the chairs are used respectfully and kept in good condition, more chairs would be allocated. Pfanning requested $2,850 from the Capital Improvements Budget to fund this. The motion passed unanimously.

The next SJS meeting will take place at 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Br. Willie’s Pub.

St. Ben’s Senate

By Gabe Hance
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The St. Ben’s Senate (SBS) held their weekly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Gorecki 120. The meeting consisted mainly of clubs asking for funds.

The first petition was presented from Extending the Link (ETL). ETL requested $4,500 for airfare to film their annual documentary. This year’s documentary will focus on water in India. The motion was increased and amended to $5,112 that passed 6-5-2. The motion was later passed 16-0-2.

Next, the Outdoor Leadership Center (OLC) requested funding for their fall semester events. The events comprised of the annual BANFF Film Festival, Medallion Hunt, How to Camp and repairing used equipment. OLC also sought funds for a rebranding campaign. OLC originally called for $2,550 in funds. The motion was amended to $2,292.50 and then passed 14-0-0.

Afterwards, Bennie Career Closet approached the Senate asking for funds of $2,280 to help fund their initiative to provide professional business clothes to Bennies for career expos, seminars, interviews and dinners. The motion passed 14-0-0.

Lastly, the Senate was addressed by Senators Grygar and Stotz on current projects on the St. Ben’s campus. Grygar and Stotz informed the Senate on current projects of the installations of drinking fountains in residence halls and the fitness center. Grygar also mentioned the joint Senate effort to address the weekend culture with community reps and city council.

The next SBS meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 18 in Gorecki 120.