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Resolution SR 1188: In Support of Extending the SGA Election Application Deadline

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1188 – In Support of Extending the SGA Election Application Deadline
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Of the Whole
Sponsors:  Samir Kiran Patel, College of Education Senator; Brian Ortiz, College of Business Administration Senator; Aman Muqeet, University Graduate School Senator; Jesus Borrero, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Jamie Baker, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Senator; Clement Giraneza, College of Public Health and Social Work Senator;

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Status

  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Resolution SR 1187: In Opposition of Funding Cuts to the Pell Grant Program

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1187 – In Opposition of Funding Cuts to the Pell Grant Program
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Student Advocacy
Sponsors:  Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Senator; Jamie Baker, College of Nursing Senator; Janet Reyes, College of Engineering Senator; Odette Barrientos, College of Arts and Architecture Senator; Samir Patel, College of Education Senator;

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Status

  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Resolution SR 1175: In Opposition of Florida Senate Bill 234

January 20, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Opposition of Florida Senate Bill 234 Date: January 24, 2011
Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Cristina Loreto, At-Large Senator; Chris Cabral, College of Arts and Sciences Senator.

 

In Opposition of Florida Senate Resolution 234

WHEREAS, The Student Government Association’s purpose is to ensure that students’ concerns are addressed in the immediate governance and policy development of Florida International University at all levels, in order to provide an official voice and action on behalf of the student body;

WHEREAS, Campus safety is one of the main concerns faced by students at many universities, including Florida International University;

WHEREAS, In the past decade there have been several gun related incidents on college campuses around the United States, including the 2000 University of Arkansas shooting, the 2002 University of Arizona shooting, and the most recent 2007 shooting at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia;

WHEREAS, Fire arms on University grounds presents a grave safety concern to the Student Body of Florida International University;

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 234, introduced by Senator Greg Evers of Florida Senate District Two, proposes that “a person in compliance with the terms of a concealed carry license may carry openly notwithstanding specified provisions, [and] limits a prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into an elementary or secondary school facility, career center, or college or university facility to include only a public elementary or secondary school facility or administration building, etc;”

WHEREAS, S.B. 234 would allow Florida to become an open-carry state; it would limit people from carrying concealed weapons in a police station, courthouse, or public elementary, middle and high schools, but it would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons on a university campus;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus condemns Senate Bill 234 by Senator Greg Evers, strongly encourages the Florida Senate to reject this bill as it stands, and should it pass, urges Governor Rick Scott to veto the bill for the safety of the Florida State University System.

Proviso: A copy of this resolution shall be sent to Senator Greg Evers, Senate President Mike Haridopolis, Senator Anitere Flores, State Representative Esteban Bovo, State Representative Mark Pafford, State Representative Trudi Williams, State Representative Juan C. Zapata and Governor Rick Scott’s Office to express this council’s disapproval of the proposed Senate Bill.

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Submitted, placed on January 24, 2011 Agenda.

Final Vote

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Resolution SR 1071: Congratulating the Florida International University Golden Panthers Football Team

November 28, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: Congratulating the Florida International University Panthers
Date: November 29, 2010
Sponsors: William-Jose Velez, College of Engineering and Computing Senator; Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Senator Aman Muqeet, Graduate School Senator;

Congratulating the Florida International University Golden Panthers Football Team

WHEREAS, The purpose of the Student Government Association is to represent the student body and its concerns on all the local, state, national and international level;

WHEREAS, The FIU Florida International University Golden Panthers are a mid-major National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) upstart college football team founded in 2002 in the Sun Belt Conference led by Head Coach Mario Cristobal;

WHEREAS, The Florida International University Golden Panthers Football team has demonstrated its superior capabilities, sportsmanship, and skills by achieving the number one rank in the Sun Belt Conference;

WHEREAS, The FIU Florida International University Golden Panthers defeated the Arkansas State University with a 31-24 victory on November 27, 2010, making the Golden Panthers the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Champions;

WHEREAS, The Golden Panthers will now compete in their first bowl game at either the New Orleans Bowl in Lousiana, or the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Alabama or the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit, Michigan;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus congratulates the Golden Panthers on their success this football season having been crowned as the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Football Champions.

Proviso: A copy of this resolution shall be sent to Head Coach Mario Cristobal and the FIU Florida International University Golden Panthers Football team.

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Passed.

Resolution SR 1063: In support of the addition of ‘gender identity and expression’ to the ‘Freedom of Discrimination’ section to the Florida International University’s Student Code of Conduct

November 4, 2010 2 comments

Agenda Item: In support of the addition of ‘gender identity and expression’ to the ‘Freedom of from Discrimination’ section to the Florida International University’s Student Code of Conduct
Date: November 8, 2010
Committee: Student Advocacy
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Senator; Amanda Jimenez, Lower Division Senator; Samir Patel, College of Education Senator; Janet Reyes; College of Engineering Senator;

In support of the addition of ‘gender identity and expression’ to the ‘Freedom of from Discrimination’ section to the Florida International University’s Student Code of Conduct

WHEREAS, The Student Government Association’s purpose is to ensure that students’ concerns are addressed in the immediate governance and policy development of Florida International University at all levels, providing an official voice and action on behalf of the student body;

WHEREAS, The primary objective of the Florida International University is to provide a quality, world class education to all students, regardless of economic and/or socio-cultural factors, in a safe environment;

WHEREAS, The ‘Freedom from Discrimination’ portion of the University’s Student Code of Conduct excludes gender identity and expression from the list of protected classes;

WHEREAS, Gender identity is defined as the sex with which a person identifies or is identified, which is in sharp contrast to the definition of ‘sexual orientation’, which is described as a pattern of emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to men, women, or both sexes;

WHEREAS, Both the Student Government Association and the University Administration of Florida International University have an obligation to ensure the safety, equal protection and equal treatment of all members of the student body;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus of Florida International University is in support of ‘gender identity and expression’ as protected classes to the ‘Freedom from Discrimination’ section of Florida International University’s Student Code of Conduct.

Proviso: Upon the passage of this resolution, certified copies, along with the supporting documentation that accompanied the proposed resolution, shall be remitted to the Office of the President and the Office of the Board of Trustees, so that the Board of Trustees may decide upon the addition of the proposed language to the University’s Student Code of Conduct.

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Tabled.

Resolution SR 1062: Censuring Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco for Nonfeasance

Agenda Item: Censuring Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco for Nonfeasance Date: November 01, 2010

Committee: Of the Whole Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College Senator.

Censuring Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco for Nonfeasance

WHEREAS, The purpose of the Student Government Association is to foster student life, embrace global diversity, as well as represent and address students’ needs at the community, state, federal, and international level;

WHEREAS, The Student Government Association is comprised of student leaders that must be kept accountable to the students which they serve;

WHEREAS, Maria Rosa Blanco is the 2010-2011 academic year Comptroller of the Student Government Association Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus;

WHEREAS, Maria Rosa Blanco has been impeached and unanimously found guilty of nonfeasance by the Senate of the Student Government Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus censures Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco on the grounds of nonfeasance of the duties of her office.
Proviso: a copy of this censure will be kept in Comptroller Blanco’s official SGA record.

Resolution SR 1060: In Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

October 21, 2010 2 comments

Agenda Item: Resolution Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

Date: September 23, 2010

Sponsors:  Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College;

In Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

WHEREAS, The role of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to facilitate the cooperation between the Student Body, Faculty, and Administration, and maintain the interests and concerns of the students, ensuring that their rights and liberties are protected;

WHEREAS, Elected SGA members are also tasked with representing student interests on a local, state, and national level;

WHEREAS, The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act seeks to provide undocumented young people the chance to earn permanent residency and eventually citizenship if: they graduate from U.S. high schools, have been in the country at least five years continuously, meet educational or military service stipulations, and maintain good moral character;

WHEREAS, The Public Health Community Project for Immigrants at FIU  is a student organization whose mission is to eliminate health disparities that exist in the immigrant communities of South Florida;

WHEREAS, The Public Health Community Project for Immigrants at FIU will be hosting the “DREAM Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future” on November 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM, in AHC3 130 (the new Nursing Building);

WHEREAS, tThe event will be open to the FIU community and provide multiple perspectives on the DREAM Act in an effort to educate the public on how its passage could affect students across the United States;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, Tthat that the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus expresses its support of the DREAM Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future.

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Submitted.