This Week in Senate: Beaty speaks on student safety concerns, future of Iggy’s Grill discussed

Sen. Michael Berg talked with Chief Beaty about student safety concerns on campus, from the recent shootings to illegal parking in parking garage.

Junior Senators: Christina LaRussa, Michael Berg, Meighan Murphy, Patrick Eugeni and Claire Rosenecker.

Public safety spoke with Sen. Michael Berg about students’ concerns dealing with the recent shootings in the area and the parking garage.

The Director of Public Safety, Kimberly Beaty, said to Berg that the recent shootings in the area were not associated with the college. Beaty said to keep an eye out for notifications concerning safety on campus.

After speaking with students about their concerns, Berg discussed with Beaty problems with the parking garage that students have come across, such as illegal parking. Beaty explained that Public Safety does not distribute parking tickets but will hand out warnings and will call the student outside of class time.

Berg also brought up student concerns about feeling safe in the parking garage. Beaty said Public Safety is working on a better swipe access system to enter the garage.

During his meeting with Beaty, Berg also brought up a concern from another senator about cars driving the wrong way on Eastwood Place. Beaty said Public Safety monitors the streets and has acknowledged that it does happen. She said she encourages students to get the license plate numbers and give them to Public Safety so they can report it to the Buffalo Police.

Beaty is open to collaborations if clubs are interested in having the presence of Public Safety at their event.

Sen. Matthew Johnson spoke with Chartwells about the future of Iggy’s, and they are still considering some options. They discussed the recent change from plastic to paper straws at Tim Hortons. The Chartwells representative said they have seen no decrease in revenue due to making the switch. 

Chartwells also shared with Johnson that they are working on a three-year plan to work towards more vegetarian options.

Executive Vice President of Business and Finance James Garvey reviewed five new appeals during the New Business section of the senate agenda. Sen. Ryan Boorum motioned to approve all the appeals presented to Senate. 

Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization appealed for funding for their Shark Tank Competition, International CEO conference, Spring Gala and money for their general body meetings.

Colleges Against Cancer appealed for funding for Pink Week, and part of the money appealed for was funded by the Undergraduate Student Association (USA).

Society of Economics and Finance appealeaded for funding for their career panel, bowling night, polo shirts and money for their general body meetings.

SAC appealed for funding for their MAAC choices, which will consist of money needed for T-shirts, a bounce house and the gift card raffle at the event. Chamber Orchestra also appealed for funding.

During Executive Reports, USA President Abby Hughes made an announcement about the NFTA survey distributed that consisted of questions to gauge students’ feelings about the CRAM Pass.

This week, Senate came to a close with a structured discussion of USA’s new goals for the year presented by Hughes. 

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