Tuesday, October 16, 2007

GA Minutes 16 Oct 07

Resolution to Fund and Support the Thanksgiving and Winter Break New York City Bus Service
Sponsored By: Uthman Olagoke’11, Sam Epstein’11, and the Student Services Committee

WHEREAS hundreds of Dartmouth Students travel to New York City each interim via public transportation;

WHEREAS the current fastest public transportation to New York City takes approximately 10 hours, costs above $75 each way, and involves multiple layovers and transfers;

WHEREAS last year Student Assembly organized a private bus service for Dartmouth Students going to New York City;

WHEREAS the service sold out 5 buses (275 seats) during the first two hours of sale, and eventually all seats last fall;

WHEREAS Student Assembly has received an overwhelmingly positive response about this service from many members of the Dartmouth Community;

WHEREAS there have been numerous inquiries to the Student Assembly Blitz Account regarding the continuation of this program this term;

WHEREAS the ticket prices of $40 each ticket each way will cover all charter cost of the buses;

LET IT BE RESOLVED that Student Assembly charter eight 55-passenger buses from Premier Coach Co.;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the Student Services Committee undertakes the responsibility of managing and organizing the program;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that Student Assembly subsidize the chartering of the buses until the money can be returned to the account;

LET IT BE FINALLY RESOLVED that Student Assembly support and publicize the New York City Bus Service in its current iteration.

Passed by call for acclimation without dissent.



Proposal to Fund and Support the Laptop Voucher Program

Sponsored By: Zach Mason ’10, Neil Kandler ’09, and the Student Services Committee

WHEREAS Computer Sales and Service’s laptop loaning program was created to provide student with rental laptops when their own computer is in need of warranty repair;

WHEREAS the loaning program has been both beneficial to and well-received by Dartmouth undergraduates;

WHEREAS Computer Sales and Service has historically charged $15 for the first day of rentals and $10 each day after;

WHEREAS this cost of renting a computer can prove burdensome if a student must use the program for a prolonged period of time;

WHEREAS many students have approached Student Assembly about the high cost of the loaning program;

WHEREAS Computer Sales and Services has agreed to lower the price to $10 for each voucher instead of charging $15;

WHEREAS the program was extremely successful the past two terms;

LET IT BE RESOLVED that Student Assembly continues to support the Laptop Voucher Program to address the demonstrated needs of students;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that Computer Sales and Services keeps the vouchers and gives them to Dartmouth Undergraduates who have checked in their computer for repair and would like to rent a replacement;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that each voucher is good for one day of rental and each student can request a maximum of three vouchers per term for his/her own use;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that each student can only be entitled to a voucher when his/her computer is being repaired by Computing Sales and Services and he/she needs to loan a laptop;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOVLED that after the 3-day voucher limit, students would have to pay $10 for each day of additional rental;

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that Student Assembly advertise this program;

LET IT BE FINALLY RESOLVED that Student Assembly allocates up to $2500 for the Laptop Voucher Program, for the rest of the Fall 2007, Winter 2008, and Spring 2008.

Passed by call for acclimation without dissent



Proposal to Fund the Pangea Program

Sponsored by the Diversity and Community Affairs Committee

WHEREAS one of the Diversity and Community Affairs Committee’s goals is to promote unity on the Dartmouth campus;

WHEREAS the Pangea program groups diverse organizations and encourages them to collaboratively plan an event promoting unity;

WHEREAS representatives from the organizations will discuss common interests and strengthen ties within the Dartmouth community;

WHEREAS this summers Pangea successfully brought together eight organizations who would not otherwise have worked together, providing opportunities for future networking;

WHEREAS finances allocated to this program will be used for implementing each of the collaboratively planned events;

LET IT BE RESOLVED that Student Assembly allocate up to $3000 to fund the Pangea program.

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I appreciate your work on resolution to fund and support the Thanksgiving and Winter Break New York City Bus Service! I am glad that you are here to help proofreading this content!

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