Padraic Manning – Staff Writer
CLARION, Pa.- Clarion University’s Student Senate held its weekly Monday meeting in Gemmell 246 at 7:30 p.m. Despite the recent disruption to university life with the APSCUF strike, it was simple business as usual; the meeting lasted a mere 15 minutes.
The briefness of the meeting may be partly attributed to the lack of appropriations requests this week, but also to the efficiency of the senate. Clarion Student Association Manager Shelly Wilson said the senate is operating at “76 percent of the starting budget with another two thirds of the year left.”
With no appropriations requested by recognized student organizations and the senate budget being in a comfortable position, the major business of the meeting was acknowledging the executive board’s acceptance of the resignation of senator Sirena Kamga. This most recent resignation leaves senate one member short, which it is eager to fill soon.
Senate members continue to work on a number of upcoming events. Senators will host a Yankee Candle fundraiser until Nov. 14. Nov. 13 has been set as the tentative date for Breakfast with the Senators, an event that will offer students the chance to come and meet the senators who are representing them.