Senate Minutes 4/18/2020

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS STUDENT UNION SENATE MEETING

DATE CONVENED // April 18th, 2020

LOCATION // Zoom

RECORDING SECRETARY // EVP  Anne He

TIME CONVENED // 8:00pm — Speaker Gaby Smith Calls to Order

AGENDA 4/14/2020Senate SessionRA Compensation Resolution

Attendance

FirstLast04/18
ChloeDoumarP
AdinEhrlichAE
NkemjikaEmenikeP
StephanieHernandez-BarralesP
PhilipKeislerA
MatthewKimA
KristinaLeeP
NicoleLeersAE
AmaanMahadevanP
EricMillerA
SophieScottP
GabySmithP
OliviaVellaP
SophiaConroyP
DylanRosenthalP
TennysonHolmesP
AdamOubaitaP
ChristineMuoghaluA

RA Compensation Resolution

  • The Health & Wellness Committee unanimously voted to pass the resolution and is now brought to the Senate for a full body vote.

Q&A

  • RA compensation is given on top of financial aid usually
  • First year RAs get half meal plan, second year get full
  • 96% of RAs responded to polls that they’re still performing their duties right now – answering student concerns or providing resources
  • Given university updates, still trying to advocate for all RAs who qualify for work study

Discussion

  • Many echoings that RAs are the number 1 point of contact for students and especially those who are in need should be compensated
  • It’s important that Senate as a body takes a stance on this by passing this resolution. But this resolution is not the ending advocacy goal – the goal is to continue to speak to administrators to advocate for the ideas in this resolution.

Vote

  • 12/12 unanimous vote to pass the resolution!

Updates

  • Reach out to Ranen about Op-Ed for Stimulus Checks