StuComm Brief

Commission Approves Filmmaker Funds, Finance as a Hot Topic with Admins

By Graham Key, Staff Writer

This past Monday, the general commission recognized the freshly appointed Student Commission Fellows.

At the meeting, it was announced that the President’s Advisory Council meeting, originally scheduled for the fifth week of Fall Quarter, has been pushed back to sixth week due to conflicts with Homecoming.

In the weekly finance report, Secretary of Finance Kelly Ohlrich announced the approval of six budget requests ranging from increased Frelon security to food and other things necessary for an Autism Awareness event.  Ohlrich indicated that while StuComm does not normally cover meal expenses, the food for Autism Awareness was an example of appropriate food funding.

“Food wise, it’s a good way to keep the kids with autism engaged in the activities,” Ohlrich said.

Student Commissioners approved a M.E.Ch.A. budget request for the screening of an award winning film and a question and answer session with the filmmaker. The film is titled Mosquita y Mari and was made by Antonia Guerrero. The screening is to be held on Nov. 6, in the Olmsted Room.

Junior Commissioner Mele Makalo expressed great enthusiasm for the event and called upon other commissioners to do the same.

“White students in the room, take a step forward and get your friends to come to this event,” Makalo said.

Senior Commissioner and Experiential Education Committee Chair Luisa Marroquin reported that while meeting with faculty the group discussed the recent exchange between Colin Smith and the CIP in the article.

Secretary of Records and Business Committee Chair Colin Lennox will be meeting with Jim Prince of the Business Office this week to discuss the College’s finances in areas concerning students such as the student activities fee, making it easier for international students to pay their tuition, and how tuition relates to inflation.

Finally, members of the Commission will be meeting with trustees this weekend to discuss topics ranging from finance and advancement to academics and building projects.