If you have interest in website or app development, creating cool projects, or benefitting fellow RPI students with technological solutions, you may be interested in joining WebTech! WebTech is a student-run group within the RPI Student Senate that focuses on creating applications and other technological solutions that are aimed at improving other students’ experiences at RPI. In contrast to previous years, participation in WebTech will resemble a hackathon-like feel. Instead of weekly meetings, WebTech will hold meet-ups twice per month, which will be scheduled times where anyone interested in working with WebTech projects can come and work on the projects. If you’re interested in joining WebTech this semester, an informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 10,
This week the Senate will be viewing three petitions. The Senate will also vote on the following appointments: The following motions will be reviewed by the Senate: Please join us for the meeting in RU 3602 starting at 8 pm. For those wishing to view the E-board appointments, they will be heard following the E-board meeting (also at 8pm). The full agenda is available on flagship docs.
The Senate's second meeting of the term will be held tonight in the Elmsworth Room (RU 3602). The Senate will be voting upon the Grand Marshal's appointments for the following positions: Petitions to be brought before the Senate discuss RPI's Nuclear Reactor, expanding the use of EMPAC, installing water bottle filling stations on campus, and Sodexo.
Interested in getting involved on campus and spreading your organization’s name throughout RPI? The Student Senate Facilities and Services Committee has been working on a project to bring more picnic tables to our campus! Thanks to joint funding through the RPI Administration and the Rensselaer Union Executive Board, we’ve acquired 15 new picnic tables ready to be assembled. The Senate has decided to partner with student organizations to build these tables. Groups that participate will have their names engraved on a permanent plaque to be placed with the table in its final location on campus! This means that you and your club have the opportunity to assemble one of these tables, free of charge, and leave a permanent mark on campus. If your organization is interested in as
The Facilities and Services Committee has launched a new web tool for students to easily submit problems with classroom facilities using their computer or mobile device. Responses are directly sent to RPI FIXX and the Registrars Office for further investigation. The online interface was built as a joint project with the Senate Web Technologies Committee. Check out the new site at http://classroom.union.rpi.edu/ Contact the Facilities & Services committee or the project lead Marvin Cosare (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more information.
The Rensselaer Union 46th Student Senate will be holding the first General Body Meeting of the term on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, at 8:00 PM in Mother's Wine Emporium on the first floor of the Rensselaer Union. The meeting will include introductory information for Senators from the Grand Marshal, temporary officer appointments, and presentations from three petitions:
This is Marcus Flowers, and I'm honored to have been elected as your 150th Grand Marshal. Now that the 46th Student Senate has been elected, I invite you to work together with us on our projects and committees throughout the year. All of the top leadership positions within the Student Senate are available. For our general positions, this includes the following: Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian The heart of the work done in Student Senate comes from the work done in our committees, which meet outside of the regular General Body Meetings. This where student ideas come together and are turned into real impacts on our campus. The people chosen to lead these committees will have the opportunity for leadership in their chosen area, by engaging with stude
Just a a reminder, If you are running for election this year, GM week nominations are due tomorrow Saturday April 11th by 3PM. Don't forget that some signatures will be invalid so turning in extra is always a good idea. Check the status of your nominations on the Rules and Elections website.
The agenda for tonight's Senate General Body Meeting (4/9) has been released! Tonight's discussion topics include:
Student Petition: Save the Trees – Jesse Freitas ‘16
Student Petition: Multiple Points of Access – Harrison Leinweber ‘18
Committee End-Of-Year Presentations
Web Technologies – Gabe Perez ‘16
Student Government Communications – Jen Church, Graduate
Rules and Elections – Paul Ilori ‘17
Union Constitution – Nathan James ’16
This is the final meeting of the 45th Senate. The Senate would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been a part o