ASG talks Title IX lunch

The Allegheny Student Government began its General Assembly with announcements from the cabinet.

ASG commenced this week’s General Assembly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center.

Parliamentarian Rachael Harris, ’23, gave updates about the luncheon about Title IX that was scheduled for Oct. 4 and is now taking place on Oct. 18.

“It is still on a Monday and the time will remain the same from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.,” Harris said. “We are going to be opening a conversation about Title IX and also answering any questions that you have about ASG policies or Title IX policies.”

Harris also brought attention to the intimate violence partner awareness “It’s On Us”  event on   Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. taking place tentatively at Schultz East Alcove.

President Noah Tart, ’22, urged students to participate in elections by registering to vote and voting in subsequent elections and explained that those in government positions affect collegiate careers.

Harris recommended people to check what district students are registered to vote for if they moved dorms in the last year because the campus is broken up into three different voting districts.

“If you are unsure about that, stop by the Center for Political Participation office  and we are more than happy to answer any questions.”

Director of Finance Lucas Biniewski, ’23, announced that the financial guidelines have been approved and are in effect before outlining the budget.

“The general funding in total this week was $529 for the bowling club, a collaborative event called ‘Further Shades of Melanin,’ food and refreshments for (the College) Democrats and for (the Islamic Cultural Association)’s

Arab film night,” Binewski said. “For the surplus fund we have $1,062. 99 and that’s coming from a request for a cargo inventory. (Grounds for Change) is requesting a new register system. From the speaker fund we have $3,200 for the week because the South Asian Student Society wants to bring a stand-up comedian to campus.”

Director of Student Affairs Elizabeth Graham, ’22, outlined her current plans to bring back career days that used to exist on campus before the pandemic. She also brought attention to the flyers that will start appearing around campus to address internet issues.

“We need concrete evidence of when the internet is going out so we encourage students to scan the QR code and report internet outages.” Graham said.

Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Andi Reiser, ’23, shared current discussions being had to increase sustainability on campus.

“We have been discussing some things that we are going to be doing for the rest of the semester and one of those things was the green box revival project,” Reiser said. “There is also the October Energy Challenge which is a campus wide effort to reduce energy usage starting Oct. 8 until Nov. 5.”

Community Relations Director Kyrie Doniz, ’23, described her current work in building an asset map.

“Director for Economic, Civic and Community Engagement Andy Walker said that he met with the representatives of the legal Independent Business Alliance and key members said they wanted to specifically meet with me to discuss how to improve communication and collaboration in the community.”

ASG voted on the succession bill through a roll call vote. The bill passed unanimously.

President of the Class of 2023 Olivia Brophy announced current plans to decide an event  for the class.

“We are going to post a Google form on MyAllegheny so we can reach more people and come up with an idea for a senior event”

The assembly was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.