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A.S. University Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 3:30 PM
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

Vice President of University Affairs Chimezie Ebiriekwe called the meeting to order at 3:45 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
  1. Voting Members Present: Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Jamie Miller, Patty Masengale, Dylan Colliflower, Alex Shapiro, Michael Kagan, Chloe Sension, Carmel Alon, Nick Elliott, Josh Skolnick, Hannah Fogg, AhnaMia Maranon, Daniel DeFever, Asha Abdirahim, Amy Newell, Victor Uwakwe, Imahn Moshksar, Sarah Bentley, Mitchell Frame, Halima Eid, Ozair Purmul, Samantha Ledesma, Ben Delbick, Dakota DeCecco, Shawn Tenny, Imani White, Gass Hersi(late), Dustin Pina(late).
  2. Voting Members Absent: Linsey Santos, Lauryn Davis, Kyle Ruiz.
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Vitaliano Figueroa, Christina Brown, Linh Phan, George Scott for Dustin Pina.
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Cezar Ornatowski.
  5. Visitors Present: Craig Stevens, Arnelle Sambile, Kevin Barle, Itzelt Santos, Shelah Ott, Rachel Beck, Simone Robbins, Aaron Levin-Fay, Ariana Arakelian, Michael Glassman, Eric Palonsky, Jonathan Stine, Yonah Sefchovich, Chantal Fidelstein, Victoria Zakinova, Gal Winrebe, Calby Tunich, Jessica Houghton, Arielle Fromer, Ilana Farajzadeh, Nicolai Mlodinow, Robin Winzelberg, Sam Livingston, Andrew Spira, Daniel Sirkin, David Lavi, Ryan Gilderman, Shai Guelman, Kyle Jacob, Tal Shoshan, Talia Leider, Tyler Gording, Noam Kurland, Lior Avaram, Isaac Lvbak, Peter Young, Anthony Berteaux, Lauren Gutin, Bertzion Wallner, Scott Semel, Dylan Edelson, Simone Leibowitz, Joey Lucero, McKinley Kane, Rachel Muntz, Natalie Martinez, Dr. Patricia Lozada-Santone, Mark Freeman, Dr. Bob Pozoz.
IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve today’s agenda.
KAGAN/ELLIOTT

There was a motion to move Item VIII. E. #UCB S17-01 A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism (Action) as item A, item C. #UCB S17-03 Resolution to Retire the San Diego State University Mascot and Moniker, 2nd reading, and item D. #UC S17-02 A Resolution to Create a Permanent, On-Campus Food Pantry at SDSU, 2nd Reading to immediately following item A and to move Invited Speakers before Public Comment.
The agenda was approved as amended. CARRIED

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes.
BENTLEY/NEWELL CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT
  1. Craig Stevens stated his support for #UCB S17-03 Resolution to Retire the San Diego State University Mascot and Moniker.
  2. Arnelle Sambile stated her support for #UCB S17-03.
  3. Kevin Barle stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01 A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism. 
  4. Itzelt Santos stated her support for #UCB S17-03.
  5. Rachel Beck stated her support for #UCB S17-02 A Resolution to Create a Permanent, On-Campus Food Pantry.
  6. Simone Robbins stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  7. Aaron Levin-Fay stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  8. Ariana Arakelian stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  9. Michael Glassman stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  10. Eric Palonsky stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  11. Jonathan Stine stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  12. Yonah Sefchovich stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  13. Chantal Fidelstein stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  14. Victoria Zakinova stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  15. Gal Winrebe stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  16. Nicolai Mlodinow stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  17. Shai Guelman stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  18. Tal Shoshan stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  19. Tyler Gording stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  20. Isaac Lvbak stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
  21. Anthony Berteaux stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-01.
VIII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS:
  1. University Senate Designee, Dr. Ornatowski: None.
  2. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Vitaliano Figueroa: None.
IX. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
  1. #UCB S17-01 A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to replace “The Jewish Student Union, the Students for Justice in Palestine, the SDSU Hillel Center, The Daily Aztec, and other organization directly associated with SDSU” with “all organizations” on lines 165-166.
    EID/LEDESMA FAILED
    It was moved and seconded to include “Demonize Israel” back on line 28.
    DELBICK/SKOLNICK CARRIED
    It was moved and seconded to remove “the Students for Justice in Palestine” on line 165.
    SENSION/LEDESMA FAILED
    It was moved and seconded to add back “Whereas, the Department of State…” to “However, criticism of Israel…” on lines 25-43.
    KAGAN/DELBICK CARRIED
    It was moved and seconded to add back “Resolved, the above clause will not be used…” on lines 134-136.
    COLLIFLOWER/KAGAN CARRIED
    It was moved and seconded to replace “facilitate, promote, or participate in” with “condone” on line 155.
    COLLIFLOWER/KAGAN CARRIED
    It was moved and seconded to call to question.
    SHAPIRO/MARANON CARRIED
    The #UCB S17-01 A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism was approved as amended.
  2. #UCB S17-03 Resolution to Retire the San Diego State University Mascot and Moniker, 2nd reading (immediately following item A): Student Diversity Commission presented the resolution and discussed any changes made with University Council members.
  3. #UCB S17-02 A Resolution Create a Permanent, On-Campus Food Pantry at SDSU, 2nd reading (immediately following item B): Student Support Commission presented the resolution and discussed any changes made with University Council members.
  4. General Consent Agenda (Action): Postponed.
  5. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed via electronic copy. For further reference please request a full copy of the agenda copy from the Government Secretary.
X. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS

None.

XI. REPORTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

None.

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
KAGAN/PINA CARRIED

Vice President of University Affairs Chimezie Ebiriekwe adjourned the meeting at 8:10pm.

APPROVED BY: Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Vice President of University Affairs
PREPARED BY: Linh Phan, A.S. Government Secretary