GSA minutes 10/22/09

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GSA Meeting Minutes
22 October 2009

Attendance: 9 souls

Officers' Reports

Karolina Fucikova (President)

As per a change in UConn policy, we need to change our official name in our constitution and bylaws. As such, Nic went over those two documents and updated them to bring them up to date, and make them less wordy.

the changes are linked here:

We will vote on these changes at/after seminar in two weeks.

Nic Tippery (Treasurer)

Suggested changes are summarized here:

     1.  Change the name (remove "University of Connecticut"
     2.  Remove the committees from the executive in the official order of succession
     3.  President creates ad hoc committees as she/he sees fit (these will include all of the committees that used to be part of the executive
     4.  Bylaws likewise simplified.
     5.  Voting for the executive will now happen in the last meeting of the spring semester.
     6.  Term of office will start July 1, to bring us into sync with the university at large

Please see the above attached documents for complete changes.

We currently have $190 dollars in the budget, which brings us to fund raising:

Kathryn Theiss (Fundraising)

We will be selling Pint glasses ($9), tshirts ($12), and totebags ($10). The goal is to have orders placed in early november, and merchandize recieved by December 1, so put your christmas orders in soon!

Bill Ryerson (GSS Representative)

1. got our budget approved by the senate, $200 honorarium for symposium. 2. North garage will be closed for the summer, don’t know if people will be compensated. 3. They are extending the bike lane on hunting lodge 4. The Benton is now closed many days, and might be renovated, or completely closed. 5. The university wide budget is a problem, increasing tuition by 6%. Many things reduced hours, some departments are closing, ones that don’t have students and faculty are moved to new department. 6. Tuition is going on new and renewed grants starting in July. Grants will be charged at 60% out of state tuition. 7. Each department gets a number of full time TAships, if the department wants to split them, then the department has to pay the benefits for the extra person. 8. Not useful for cutting the budget, because administrators would have to be sent to each college. General opinion is that this is bad.

Nic Tippery (GSA Treasurer)

There is ~$400 dollars, but we shouldn’t spend it, so that we have some seed money

Other Business

Other bad news

MCB to get all of 1107 TA's

Roberta Engle: Reading origin of the species

Roberta suggested that we do a marathon reading of origin of species, in the fall, to coincide with the publication date, maybe get drama department to participate, or other departments. Can get money from the GSS for things. The idea was discussed and will be thought about more later.

Minutes recorded by Rachel Prunier.