Senate Beat

This week’s meeting was short to allow senators/your beat writers time to grab food between the meeting and the Reed Union. mmm, Tom Yum. First up, unexpected visitors: Pedal Potential PDX came in asking to advertise off campus for a show on 4/20. Kent Coupe came in to announce that the House of Lords would meet beginning next week, complete with those fly wigs of theirs. Committee Reports went by quickly.

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Senate began with a fuller house than usual alongside some wonderful decorations courtesy of RAW. Speaking of the aforementioned decorations, the Circus Man (who has a name, we are sure) was the first unexpected visitor of the meeting. He wanted to know if he could leave up his ultra rad tent thingy in the SU. The next unexpected visitor of the meeting, Kent Coupe, came in asking for something even more radical: support for sending a troop of armed Reedies to Libya over spring break. Think of it as an RSSK field trip, but slightly more hands-on and with a higher risk of death, if you will.

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The meeting started out wet ‘n’ wild: Celia’s bottle of TJ’s sparkling limey water wildly sprayed everywhere, distracting Cori from her notes and the rest of senate from their bidness. Luckily, they had no bidness… LOLz. Part I: Committee Reports, HO! Diversity Committee is in contact with a buncha people including Louis Melendez (why was this committee started?) and Pancho Savery.

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Part I: The BEAT: Nothing Happened

No really. At 16 minutes, 42 seconds, this may have broken the record for shortest Senate meeting ever. There are only two things you should know: First, next week’s Senate meeting will be moving to Eliot 314 to accommodate RAW. Second, you should apply for the following positions and committees: Elections Czar, Diversity Committee, Nitrogen Day Czar, and Gray Fund Committee. Other fun things:

OSHA certified AB-B to recognize hazards.

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Valentines Day with Senate was extra special. The lights were dimmed and each member had a flower by them. It was super romantic. I was definitely feeling the love. Until they announced the funding results, that is.

Levin Resigns from Senate, Azrael to Fill Empty Post

Last Sunday, Zach Levin announced he was resigning from his position as a student senator. “This decision was not easy. I realized that this semester is going to require more of me than I initially expected and I do not have the time or the energy that I would want (and expect myself) to put into Senate. My two semesters on Senate were rewarding, frustrating, educational, emotional, and fun (sometimes all at once), and I am very grateful to the student body for electing me to serve them,” said Levin in an email. David Azrael, the first runner-up in the last election cycle, will be appointed to fill the empty seat.

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The meeting opened with the President’s message and the on to Committee Reports!
Basically, no one had anything to report. We didn’t get an update on what the Trustees talked about while on campus

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Did you notice the absence of chill peeps this Monday at 5? That’s probs because they were all at the Senate Town Hall Meeting – where you should have been, too, duh. If you had been there, you would have been able to chillax with your lovely Beat writers. You would have been with us, watching Will Gester tip tap away on his lappy top, new Prez Nora McCJ chomp away on her poppy corn, and Jenny CW lounging loungily on the couchy couch. But fo realz, Town Hall was hip hoppin.

Candidate Blurbs

Presidential Candidates
Jenny Calvert-Warren
I would like to be your Student Body President because I love this school. I want to have the opportunity to work my ass off in order to represent and support you. After spending the last two and a half years immersed in the Reed experience – which has involved wading through swamps of homework, singing a cappella, acting in Hum Play, serving on committees, signating for RKSK, serving as a Senator, and celebrating Renn Fayre by putting up some big fucking domes – I’m excited to take the next step. I want to give up my vote on Senate so that I can do something more for the Reed Student Body. I feel that I am qualified and prepared to facilitate meetings, participate in discussions, find solutions, and try to make sure that your voices are well represented.