Marianopolis Student Union Congress
2018-2019 Academic Year
|Location: Marianopolis College, on the traditional unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation
Day: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time of Start: 4:21 P.M.
|Facilitator: David Cao
Meeting type: Weekly
Note taker and timekeeper: Ying Chen
|List of attendees (Congress members): David Cao, Thomas Braun, Meghan Couture, Ying Chen, Aria Khiabani, Elizabeth Hua, Miao Chen, Jerry Zhu, Sophie Cao, Louis Yoon
Regrets: Wenhan Hu, Si Ming Lin, Neil Cordingley
List of attendees (guests): Jasmine Liu
Student Services Representative:
- Call to Order
The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of February 22, 2019, was convened at 4:21 P.M. by President David Cao.
- Roll Call of Members
The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are: David Cao, Thomas Braun, Meghan Couture, Ying Chen, Aria Khiabani, Elizabeth Hua, Miao Chen, Jerry Zhu, Sophie Cao, Louis Yoon
- Guests presented by David Cao
The guests who are present at this meeting are: Jasmine Liu, a representative from the Marianopolis World Review.
- Approval of last meeting’s Minutes
The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of February 15, 2019 were written by Ying Chen. These Minutes were approved by David Cao on the 22nd of February, 2019.
- Approval of the Agenda
The Agenda of this day’s meeting has been unanimously approved.
- Unfinished Business and General Orders
- Designated Smoking Spaces on Campus presented by David for Trudy
The college would like to move towards a smoke-free campus. However, this will have to be a gradual process, and the college is interested in hearing student perspectives on the matter.
Congress suggested some ideas and discussed whether the designated smoking areas should be banned. Finally, Congress unanimously agreed to suggest that the college keeps the temporary restricted smoking zone, but move it to another area–perhaps at the back of the school–to allow for a transition period, eventually moving into a smoke-free campus. Congress also suggested increasing the fines for smoking in non-designated areas.
- New Business
- New Office presented by David
The Congress office will be moved to A-159 after March break; this change is temporary and there will be a possibility for next year’s Congress to move into another room. Congress also now has access to two billboards for announcements.
- Shaved Head Challenge presented by Sophie
The Charities and Volunteering Committee is trying to organize a Shave-to-Save challenge and fundraiser for Leucan this semester. Sophie posted a sign-up form on the MSU Facebook group, and eight people have signed up so far. Congress discussed other ways in which this event could be promoted, including sharing photos of the successful Shave-to-Save last year, the creation of a poster for information, etc.
- Living Library by Elizabeth
The Social Justice Committee’s Living Library event for Black History Month led to good discussions between attendees. However, to promote the event even more in the future, the committee could reach out to certain certificates (ie: International Certificate).
Motion to adjourn – Passed (unanimous)
This meeting was adjourned at 4:47 P.M.
Total duration: 26 minutes.