The first session of the semester focused on the future of some organizations under the Division of Student Affairs.
With 32 of 81 seats filled, the MSA Senate is taking measures to attract more members.
BEC announced a Feb. 21 date for its MSA presidential debate, and the MSA senate’s budget committee will consider a bill that would help fund a conference for black pre-law students.
The Oct. 9 session focused on efforts by an outside consulting group and university administrators to improve student health care at MU.
They confirmed 19 at-large senators and three upper-level positions.
The five auxiliaries no longer under MSA are KCOU, MUTV, MSA/GPC Box Office, MSA/GPC Tech and Student Legal Services.
Addington formerly served as senate communications director.
The bill was proposed by MSA senator Dylan Cain, who said using public transit allows students to be more engaged and educated on the issues of poverty and disability.
“I’m less worried about projects with this committee and more worried about taking student issues to the people that can help us solve them,” MSA senator Tim Davis said.
Senator Chris Vas: “More guns, more violence, and I agree with that, however I reject the idea that students are not mature enough to carry firearms.”
The cabinet will serve for one year under President Sean Earl and Vice President Tori Schafer.
None of the interim executive cabinet members from Gomez and Hanner’s selections re-applied for their positions.
Proposed legislation clarifies the removal procedure, but Senate cannot impeach Chief Justice Whitney Barr while she is out of state.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs: “We’ve lived through an interesting year. We know that we’ve got to do better. And all the people in this room are committed to that.”
As Senate struggles to reach quorum, current and former MSA members have debated how to increase and maintain attendance.
The Senatorial Election Handbook also passed. Campaigning begins on April 11.
MSA will issue an official opinion on any concern that receives at least 50 signatures.
McDaniel plans to improve Senate communications and encourage diversity of opinions.
Former Senate Speaker Kevin Carr: “Regardless of how tough those conversations are and regardless of how serious the topics are, we shouldn’t shy away from them.”
The BEC’s vaguely written infraction section could come with repercussions.