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USAC recap – Oct. 30

By Melissa Morris

Oct. 31, 2018 4:14 pm

The Undergraduate Students Association Council is the official student government representing the undergraduate student body at UCLA. Council meetings take place every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kerckhoff 417 and are open to all students. Watch a livestream of the meetings on the USAC Live! YouTube channel.

Public Comment

  • Nico Gist, the chapter chair of California Public Interest Research Group, discussed last year’s renewable energy campaign and announced CALPIRG’s new campaign for the year, Save the Bees.

Agenda

  • The council voted 10-2-1 to appoint Richard White, a fourth-year political science student, as the USAC election board chair. Several council members offered additional comments through the roll-call vote.
  • The council allocated a total of $11,000 from the contingency programming fund to non-USAC groups.
  • The council allocated a total of $1,361 from the Supplemental Funds for Service to Women and Youth Supporting Each Other.
  • The council allocated a total of $7,000 from the Travel Mini Grant Fund to student groups.
  • The council approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and gun violence following the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
  • The council approved a Financial Supports Commission bylaw change to include language about social justice in its guiding purpose.
  • The council appointed Katherine Woo to the Campus Sustainability Committee.
  • The council appointed Carla Chavez and Evelyn Gramajo to the Parking Advocacy Task Force.
  • The council appointed Melissa Vanpel as the Academic Success Referendum Fund chair.
  • The council appointed Augustine Thompson to the Student Initiated Outreach Committee.

Reports

  • Internal Vice President Robert Blake Watson said the Good Clothes Good People redistribution center is opening 5 p.m. Friday. He added the Campus Safety Alliance will hold its second meeting during week six.
  • General Representative 1 Ayesha Haleem said her office will host a “Conversation Café” Nov. 16, where students can share their experiences for International Students Week. She added the De-Stress Picnic will take place Dec. 1.
  • Campus Events Commissioner Alley Madison said her office kicked off the Campus Movie Festival Tuesday. She added her office will screen a sneak peek of “Green Book” on Nov. 13. She also added the office will host a panel with Michael Kors and Kate Hudson on Nov. 8, where they will discuss the U.N. World Food Programme.
  • Financial Supports Commissioner Jay Manzano said his office will host a financial literacy workshop Nov. 13.
  • Student Wellness Commissioner George Louis Faour said the Bruin Consent Coalition concluded Relationship Violence Awareness Month with a candlelight display Tuesday. He added the office’s newest menstrual hygiene dispenser will be installed in the GCGP center for its opening Friday.
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Melissa Morris | Editor in chief
Morris is the 2020-2021 Editor in chief. She was previously the 2019-2020 assistant Enterprise editor as well as the 2018-2019 assistant News editor for the campus politics beat. She is also a fourth-year global studies student at UCLA.
Morris is the 2020-2021 Editor in chief. She was previously the 2019-2020 assistant Enterprise editor as well as the 2018-2019 assistant News editor for the campus politics beat. She is also a fourth-year global studies student at UCLA.
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