So the first senate meeting was on Monday Night this week. From what happened it looks like we have a lot of work to do and still a lot to learn about how to run this senate. However I don’t think it helped the confidence of this body when we had a past member sit in on the meeting and challenge little things that were part of this learning period. The person who attended was well with in their rights to have sat in on the meeting and complain about what went on, however I think they over reacted. Yes the meeting was closed for about 10-15 minutes to the public. However all that went on during that time was training for the new senators who have not been on this body before. As for not receiving his information yet, well the paper is published Wednesday which means article were due Tuesday night so he could have gotten his information within the week. This person needs to remember that we are students and will get things done but not 30 seconds after they were asked to be done in some cases.
I do encourage all of the students and staff to come to out meetings, the next one being September 13th at 6pm in the Business building. We do want to hear your opinions! All our meetings are open, we only closed a portion of the last one to train and apologize that the legitimacy for that was not met or understood. See you there and feel free to email me, your senator of arts and letters with concerns.