VSA Update 4/19

Consensus Agenda – Passed

Finance allocations

  • $100/$500 from Administrative Fund to Women’s Center for slices, scoops, succulents, singing and slime for SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month)
  • $3,152/$2,152 from Capital to Vassar Urban Enrichment gor project to make a space between ALANA Center and Powerhouse Theater, extra 1,000 for estimated engineer supervision
  • $1,322.95/$1,322.95 + shipping from Capital to VC Royalty for wigs for drag shows with containers for storage
  • $16,000/$16,000 from Discretionary to Senior Class Council for senior week
  • $133.31/$133.31 from Capital to Food Community for cooking supplies
  • $88.97/$88.97 from Capital to Fly People for costumes
  • $210/$210 from Capital to CBS for tablecloths
  • $400/$400 from Collaboration to Poder Latinx for catering for a joint event with LALS and Political Science
  • $225/$225 from Community to VARC for a bouncy castle for Earth Day
  • $500/$500 from Discretionary to SASA to pay to transport students to see Arundhati Roy in NYC

Social Consciousness Fund Allocations

  • $370/$250 to BSU for Employee and Faculty of Color Appreciation Dinner
  • $600/$600 to TransMission to bring Christopher Soto, the editor for Nepantla, for a poetry reading and Q&A event
  • $1,500/$1,500 to JVP for Anti-Apartheid Week event
  • $250/$500 to Outing Club to bring Kathy Karlo to campus

Spring Elections

  • Thank you to all those who ran in spring elections! Introducing your 2018-19 VSA Executive Board:
    • President: Tamar Ballard ’19
    • Vice President: Rori Chuck ’19
    • Chair of Equity and Inclusion: Eloudia Odamy ’21
    • Chair of Finance: Mendel Jiménez ‘20
    • Chair of Residential Affairs: Jennifer Luo ’20
    • Chair of Academics: May Venkat-Ramani ’20,
    • Chair of Organizations: Dea Oviedo Vazquez ’20
  • A full list of results can be found online at vsa.vassar.edu.

Annual Budgeting

  • Finance Committee spent the weekend reviewing annual budgeting applications and meeting with org leaders. Preliminary allocations have been made, and the finalized budget for the next fiscal year will be ready in the coming weeks. Senate did not meet this week and instead joined Finance in support of its budgeting work.

—Julian Corbett, General VSA Intern


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