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Lafayette College Student Government
March 14, 2002
An official meeting of the 2002 Student Government was held in the Farinon Center, Room 12 at 7:03pm. There were 11 members present.

Morgan Albus — President
Amy Giacobone — Vice President
Alex Karapetian (excused) — Secretary
Elizabeth Harris — Treasurer
Jonathan Cohn — Greek Liaison
Kate Dickie (excused) — Student Life
Lee Goldfarb — Community Affairs
Jenna Menard — Multicultural Affairs
Andrew Van Raalte — Farinon Student Services
Jessica Rowlands — Academic Affairs
Charlotte Smith — Student Organizations
Kelly Smith — Public Relations
Brad Ship — Campus Student Services
Meredith Walburg — Student Life
Elizabeth Koskinen — Elections

I. President’s Report – Morgan Albus
B. If anyone commits to an event, please make sure to attend.
C. The AIDS Symposium brown bag and panel discussion will be on March 19. I am looking for volunteers to attend the brown bag and dinner panel discussion.
D. Kelly will assist Morgan with interviewing students who are running for office in LAF.

II. Vice President’s Report – Amy Giacobone
1. Library Building Proposal.
a). Two -ear construction period to be done in phases in order to keep the library functioning.
b). Introduction of technology into library services.
c). Proposal idea of a café or an informal meeting place.
d). Idea to be more connected to the campus.
2. Associate Rep Reports
1). Kim Enoch: Curriculum and Educational Policy
a). CSC 303- Theory of Computation
CSC 305- Computing Network
CSC 320- Data Management Systems
CSC 420- Artificial Intelligence
CSC 370- Women and the Economy
b). Concerns with interim sessions and the decline in numbers and conflicting scheduling with other universities is raising much concern.
2). Sam Mugo: Computing Services Advising
a). More discussion in e-mail issues and conflicts between Eudora and MS Outlook.
b). Plan to replace academic lab personal computers. Replacement of staffs’ desktops has been going on and will continue.
C). Discussion of frequent change of Novell passwords from expiring in 40 days to expiring in one semester.

III. Secretary’s Report – Alex Karapetian
A. All government members that sign up for office hours must be there.
a.) Please keep the office clean during office hours.
B. Spoke to a representative from the August Survivor Center regarding a speaker for Anti-Hate Week.

IV. Treasurer’s Report – Elizabeth Harris
A. Aya is here to present an emergency allocation.
B. Field Hockey Club is here to present an emergency allocation.
C. Men’s Rugby is here to present an emergency allocation.

V. Campus Student Services – Brad Ship
A. Met with Rae Sheynberg about Recycling. The process is at the stage of sending out letters.
B. Will contact Hugh Harris about Sullivan Lot lighting.
C. Will continue to contact Bruce Feretti.

VI. Student Life – Meredith Walburg
A. Freshman Class Council hired a D.J.
a). Will be making a banner next Tuesday for the dance.
B. Freshmen Class Council meetings are at 8:00p.m. in the Student Government office every Tuesday.
C. In the process of making a Student Government T-shirt.
D. Experience Lafayette will be in the Kirby Field House from 11:45p.m. until 1:15p.m.
E. Still working on the drug speaker.

VII. Public Relations – Kelly Smith
A. Prepared the Student Government bulletin board and began working on adding information to it.
B. Completed calendar of events for the office. Please feel free to add events on the calendar that are missed.

VIII. Student Organizations – Charlotte Smith
A. Women’s soccer club is here today and wants to start a program.
B. Sending out a list of fundraiser ideas to the current heads of organizations this week.

IX. Greek Liaison – Jonathan Cohn
A. Panhel meeting on March 8.
a). President of Panhel went to a conference with other sororities and Lafayette is doing much better than other local colleges.
b). Greek Awards went well.
c). Starting the Professor of the Month program.
d). Sororities are coming up with the events for All College Day.
B. Talked to Brad Hill and he will be joining me for the STEPS Process.
C. Still trying to coordinate a meeting with Dean Worthen.

X. Farinon Food Services – Andrew Van Raalte
A. The dining committee was formed and held its first meeting on March 13.
B. Met with Fred Quivey about the possibilities of a block meal plan.

XI. Elections Chair – Elizabeth Koskinen
A. Met with Dean Krivoski and confirmed dates for the Pepper Prize. They are April 29, 30, and May 1st.
B. Nominations for seniors must be in by April 5th for the Pepper Prize.
C. Confirmed dates with Dean Worthen.

XII. Multicultural Affairs – Jenna Menard
A. Diversity Committee met yesterday during lunch and was able to introduce myself to them. We will be working toward a Diversity Forum for Anti-Hate Week (April 15-19) and they want to know if we are interested in cosponsoring this event with them.
B. Communicating with a majority of the multicultural organizations and doing my best to attend as many speakers, meetings, and brown bags as possible throughout the week.
C. Hoff Awards: Need Student Government Representative to help. The tentative date is April 15th for most of the night.
D. In-Service Questionnaire: the LLE Committee wants to get Student Government input on which in-services would be best to hold so I will put them in everyone’s mailboxes between now and spring break.

XIII. Community Affairs – Lee Goldfarb
A. Dorney Park activity is postponed.
B. Anti-Hate Week meeting will be decided prior to Spring Break.
C. Please feel free to suggest any ideas for a community service project.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:33pm. These are the official minutes of the Student Government.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alex Karapetian

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