Senate Opens Year with Light Agenda and Club Rep Attendance

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By Gauri Mangala, News Editor

Student Senate started back up on Monday, Sept. 3 with its new executive board:

  • Nick Arbaugh ’20, President
  • Patrick Custer ’19, Vice-President
  • Haley Gluhanich ’19, Treasurer
  • Marisa Balanda ’21, Secretary
  • Abby Hauer ’21, Parliamentarian
  • Laryssa Horodosky ’21, Clubs Liason

Follow along with Senate through the Gettysburgian’s livestream:

As Balanda called roll, it became evident to everyone that many club representatives were not here, leading Arbaugh to urge those present to reach out to their friends to remember to come to senate, or face derecognition.

Custer announced that first-year election sign-up materials are due by Sept. 5 at 5 pm. Voting procedure for first-year senators and class officers will take place from Sept. 10 to 14.

Gluhanich went over budget numbers. Beekeeping club requested a $21 reimbursement last semester, however, due to the timing of the request, the money was taken out of this year’s budget.

Jonathan Allen, the new director of the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life and advisor of Student Senate introduced himself to the body and explained the new spaces in the CUB for senate and senate-recognized clubs.

Hauer presented new suggested constitutional changes which would condense the number of committees within senate. The changes will be voted on when senate has quorum after the first-year senators are installed on Sept. 17.

The next senate meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 10.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said that Senate President Nick Arbaugh was a member of the Class of 2019. He is a member of the Class of 2020. (- B. Pontz)

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Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as a senior editor for the Gettysburgian. During her time at the newspaper, Gauri has written over 80 news and features pieces about campus events, student senate, and breaking news. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She is a double major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology.

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