Senate moves forward

Student Senate President Robert Ellis withdraws his motion to remove Vice President Corinne Salone from office on Oct. 14, at MCTC in Minneapolis. Photos by Sydney Foster/City College News

Student Senate President Robert Ellis withdrew his previous motion to remove Vice President Corinne Salone from office at the Oct. 14.

After the meeting, Salone stated only that she had known this was coming for a long time and that she was gratified to continue in her work.

Tim Ireland, Jr. and Darren Zabinski, both members of the Student Veteran’s Association (SVA), said the SVA had assisted in negotiations between Ellis and Salone resulting in Ellis withdraing the motion.

Both Ireland and Zabinski said students who witnessed negative behavior should speak up.

Overall, members of the cabinet expressed relief.

Dylan Kelly, secretary of policy, was absent from the meeting. He said he ran the removal meeting on Sept. 30 fairly and according to Robert’s Rules of Order.

Other issues discussed in the diversity committee meeting recently include: a report on diversity from Dr. Whitney Harris, executive director of diversity and multiculturalism, gender-neutral bathrooms, and a toy drive.

Other issues discussed in the advocacy committee meeting recently include: a report from Gail O’Kane, vice president of academic affairs, on her work gathering information about and supervising college committees, and also, possibly raising the health fee to preserve or expand student health services.

Among the committees O’Kane discussed included one that will be overseeing the creation of a course evaluation form for all classes. Most private and public colleges give students the opportunity to comment on how the course went and MCTC does not currently collect this information.

Raising the health fee was controversial, because of a potential 50 cent fee increase per credit. One student, LaKeshia Vance-Wilkerson, questioned why the college needed an advanced practice nurse who could prescribe psychiatric meds. Others complained that the clinic does not serve those with ADD.

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