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Student Senate Extends Meeting

New UMB Student Senate members (L to R)

New UMB Student Senate members (L to R)

The Student Senate is offering free food to all of the students who attend their Dec. 6 meeting.At their Nov. 8 meeting, the Senate passed a resolution to extend the open forum time for students to come and offer their suggestions and complaints about everything from the bookstore to dining services to the Senate and the Vice Chancellor of Student Services.”I’m really happy that the senate passed this resolution, because I think it’s very important that the student senate make an effort to listen to and represent the student body,” Campus and Community Affairs Chair and Senator Taylor Fife said. “This meeting will be a great chance for Senators to do what they were elected to do: speak out for the student body. The catch is, in order for this to work, students are going to have to show up to the meeting and tell us what they think.”CCA is also looking for student opinions on who should come to UMass Boston for the spring concert. Last year, Kanye West appeared on campus, but students have the power of suggestion to decide who will play this year.Voting began Nov. 15 in the Spring Concert group on Facebook, but it is not too late. Students on Facebook can still join and voice their opinions, as well as send their top three band choices to [email protected]. Also, be on the lookout for Senators passing out voting forms in the cafeteria or stop by the Student Life office on the third floor of the Campus Center to fill one out.In addition, keeping with the spirit of easy accessibility, the Senate has updated their Student Events and Organizations Council to make the process of receiving Senate grants for groups easier, as well as cutting down the amount of paperwork for events.The next Senate meeting is Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Ryan Lounge, third floor of the McCormack building.