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NCSA Updates – November 4, 2015

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As October came to a close, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) announced their monthly updates to the student body. Each member attends weekly Cabinet Meetings on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in HCL8 and holds weekly office hours in the NCSA Office across from the pool table in Hamilton “Ham” Center.

Vice President of Relations and Financial Affairs (VPRFA) and thesis student Dannie Benedi attended many meetings, including with the New College Alumnae/i Association (NCAA) and New College Financial Affairs (NCFA) about alumni participation in events, with Associate Professor of Political Science Keith Fitzgerald about Florida Student Association (FSA) lobbying, the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee (USF-SM) Student Government Executive Board Meeting to discuss funding for Late Night Library hours; the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC); the FSA Board of Directors Meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University to discuss Polithon; and the Board of Trustees meeting. Benedi also made a presentation at the NCAA Board Meeting about NCSA updates and attended committees on Alumni Professorship, NCSA scholarships and website redesign.

Vice president of green affairs (VPGA), second-year Adilyne McKinlay, attended the Master Plan Open House, worked on the Compost Bike situation with Dawn, and met to discuss a possible Food Pantry on campus. Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and thesis student Kira Rib held a Council of Academic Affairs (CAA) meeting to discuss upcoming events, subcommittee leadership and representative updates. Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (VPDI) and thesis student Raina Senae also held a council meeting, facilitated correspondence with Tracy Murry about the InterFaith Council, presented and got approval at the Towne Meeting about the accessibility representative position, shadowed Safe Space training, and held an Invisible Disabilities event.

Student Court Chief Justice and thesis student Blaise DeFranco is working on NCSA space management legislation, decision documents of past cases for more precedence, and sanctions in bylaws. Student Court also presented the draft of the Judicial Appointment Committee legislation at the Towne Meeting. Student Allocations Committee (SAC) Chairperson and second-year Racha Masara worked with her representatives to allocate $2,000 for Center of the University Party (COUP) and create a Resident Adviser (RA) discretionary of $2,500. The SAC’s goal is to continue updating its bylaws.

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