Senate Session Summary for the Week of 10/1/18

Dear CofC,

The third session of the Senate was held on Tuesday Oct. 2.

First, President Osborne, a.k.a. President Oz, and two members of the Board of Trustees, Demetria Clemons and David Hay, discussed the structure and role of the College’s board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the governing committee of the institution. One of the board’s duties is to select a president who will handle day-to-day college operations.

President Osborne spoke about the College’s 250th anniversary and his vision for the College of Charleston’s future. President Oz touched on his initiative to boost diversity at CofC. To do this, the College will expand the ten percent acceptance program to more counties. The College is also considering making more scholarships available to Pell Grant recipients to cover supplemental funds for students who wish to study abroad or complete more than 60 credit hours.

Following President Oz’s presentation.  The CofC E-Sports Club, Partners in Food, and the National Rifle Association Collegiate Coalition entered their 28 day waiting period to become officially sanctioned clubs. The Senate allocated money to the South Carolina Student Legislature, the Anime Association, Political Science Club, and Model UN SRMUN.

We then spoke about official advocation for a new crosswalk at the intersection of St.Philip and Liberty streets as well as raised crosswalks and stop signs along the busy crosswalks on Coming and St Philip streets. We also discussed some potential ideas about ways to limit Cougar Card replacement costs.

 Finally, I appreciate your participation in the Bike Auction last week. Its success will allow us to support the many organizations on campus!

Go Cougars!

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