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USAC Recap – Feb. 13


Agenda:

  • Amy Pojar, an administrative staffer from the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, gave a special presentation about the center’s crosscultural training program, which helps facilitate communication between international and domestic students.
  • UCPD Lt. Kevin Kilgore said they plan to implement security for protests regarding an upcoming out-of-state tuition hike planned for the upcoming Board of Regents meeting in UCLA in March.
  • Kilgore said UCPD will be deploying additional security for upcoming events by controversial speakers such as Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
  • He added UCPD plans to implement safety education programs and enforce regulations governing the use of Bird scooters.
  • The council appointed Brandon Broukhim, a first-year political science student, to the communications board.
  • The council allocated $14,340 from the Contingency Programming Fund to several USAC offices and student groups.
  • The council also allocated $2,000 from the Bruin Advocacy Grant Fund to four different student groups.

Officer Reports:

  • USAC President Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh said her office plans to hold a program that advocates for female empowerment during week three of spring quarter.
  • External Vice President Chloe Pan said she attended a quarterly meeting with University of California President Janet Napolitano where they discussed the potential increases in tuition along with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  • Student Wellness Commissioner Christina Lee said her office is hosting free workout classes this week at the John Wooden Center and Wilson Plaza.
  • Academic Affairs Commissioner Divya Sharma said that the areas in the Feast and Bruin Plate dining halls that were closed off are now entirely open for late night study spaces.
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