Manuel Mejia, Multicultural Program Coordinator, gave his report on the SoJust student unions. Mejia, wearing half of his face painted for the Dia de los Muertos activities, reported that members of the student unions were kicked out by Public Safety at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24.
Union members were planning festivities in the multicultural center in Building 1 when they were asked to leave. The reason given for asking them to leave was that they needed an administrator present to supervise their meeting.
Mejia said that the SoJust student union members have told him they feel targeted by Public Safety more than any other groups on campus.
Other senate discussion also took place at the Wednesday meeting. New senate finance board member, Scott Compton, dressed in a suit jacket, took a few minutes to present his qualifications. Senate members voted unanimously to ratify him to the position.
Ashley Smith gave an update on the progress of the Open Education Resource Committee. Smith stated that students will be asked to partake in a survey on internet access and the price of textbooks. Findings will be presented to members of the Language, Literature and Communication Department and the Dean of Academic Technology, Ian Coronado, at a forum on Nov. 7.
Senate meets again Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the boardroom of Building 3 from 4-6 p.m.