Senate meets quickly
The Senate hears about international student concern, International Education Week
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 04:11
The seventh meeting of the ASOSU Senate was rather bare due to the election night.
The meeting jumped through the first pieces on the agenda: the singing of Alma Mater, the joint committee report and approval of minutes. With no old business, they moved on to the first reading of HR 04.01, the resolution regarding Oregon State University’s American Disability Act compliance.
With no major comments or questions the bill was read through and will be brought up again two weeks from Tuesday night, as next week’s meeting will be a joint session due to the State of the Students Address on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Naveena Supramaniam, the director of international affairs for ASOSU, was confirmed to her position and gave her monthly report to the senate. Supramaniam spoke of her goals for this upcoming year and current efforts she is working on for international students.
“[I want to] centralize all resources for international students, especially on the website,” Supramaniam said.
Supramaniam continued to discuss the efforts that are being put forth so far this term, including: weekend programs to connect international students with local families, support for off-campus international students, establishing question boxes where students can type questions in all languages and attempting to lower the living cost for international students.
International Education Week is scheduled for next week and Supramaniam mentioned it will have events throughout the week.
In the closing portion of the meeting, Sen. Taniguichi reminded everyone of the American Red Cross blood drive that is running all this week.
“It is one of the biggest blood drives in the Pacific Northwest,” Taniguchi said.
The blood drive will be going on through Thursday from 11-4 p.m. and is located in the Memorial Union ballroom. On Friday, it will be located at the First United Methodist Church and will be happening from 10-3 p.m. Those who wish to donate blood and volunteer staffing the drive are always welcomed.
It was the night of the election, so everyone quickly took off after the motion to adjourn.
Ricky Zipp, news reporter