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Appropriation SR 1190: In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference

February 27, 2011 1 comment
Agenda Item: SR 1190 – In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Alex Barrio, College of Law Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator;

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Status

  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Appropriation SR 1189: In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1189 – In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Alex Barrio, College of Law Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator;

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Status

  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

  • In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ;

 

Appropriation SR 1185: In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

February 13, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

Date: February 14, 2011

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Alex Barrio, College Law Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator;

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Status

  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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Appropriation SR 1180: In Support of the Engineering Expo 2011

January 29, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Support of the Engineering Expo 2011

Date: January 31, 2011

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator; Daniel Gonzalez, College of Arts and Sciences Senator;

In Support of the Engineering Expo 2011

WHEREAS, Florida International University’s vision is to lead a student-centered urban public research university that is both locally and globally engaged;

WHEREAS, The Student Government Council at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus is committed to improving the overall student experience by fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Expo is an exciting and dynamic educational experience designed to engage and expose our local schools and colleges to the wonders of science and engineering;

WHEREAS, Over 150 FIU student volunteers are gathering to become tour guides, demonstrators, and teachers to the mysteries of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Student Committee promotes unity among the engineering organizations, and encourages students’ participation in activities around the University;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Expo will provide exposure to science and engineering for local public school students, encouraging them to consider careers in engineering, science, and technology professions;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Expo will take place at the Engineering Center on February 25th, 2011;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $801.00 to the Engineering Expo for pizza and sodas for the FIU students that are volunteering at this event.


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Passed unanimously by the Senate, awaiting President’s signature.

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.

Status

Submitted, placed on January 24, 2011 Agenda.

Final Vote

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Appropriation SR 1068: To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project Date: 11/22/2010

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business; Macarena Jimenez, Lower Division Senator.

To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming that is beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, The FIU Law School is one of the most selective law schools in America, the second most diverse, and one of the few schools with a majority-female population;

WHEREAS, The Digital Signage is a software that provides electronic display of information, advertising, and other messages;

WHEREAS, This program will increase student knowledge of events in and around campus, not just at the Law School, bringing the community of FIU students closer than ever before;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,0001,950 3,250 to the Law School for the Digital Signage.

In favor: 16; Opposed: 7; Abstentions: 1; Status: Vetoed by Vice President Rosa Jones.

Appropriation SR 1065: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

Date: 11/15/2010

Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Daniel Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Arts & Sciences;Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College ofBusiness.

In Support of Students “Confronting America”

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming thatis beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, This trip will expose FIU students to politics in D.C., the nation’s history, and firsthand experience first hand with  of the culture of our nation’s capitaol;

WHEREAS, The program will serve as a lobbying effort on behalf of the University as FIU students are scheduled to meet with congressional staffers, an FIU lobbyist in D.C., and congressional representatives to promote FIU as a University, its mission, the program, the University sponsors, and national exposure;

WHEREAS, The event will occur from March 17-20th and will take place in Washington, D.C.;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council –Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,800 to the Honors College students of the “Confronting America” course for their airfare to Washington, D.C.

In favor: 23; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 2; Status: Passed.