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Senate holds elections for representatives

Scott Engler | Thursday, April 15, 2010

 Student Senate discussed CommUniversity Day and held elections for representatives to the Financial Management Board, Campus Life Council, Council of Representatives and the Judicial Council during its meeting Wednesday night.

Before discussions, however, the Senate listened to a presentation by junior Chris Gigante, president of The Shirt Project.  Gigante expressed his enthusiasm for The Shirt 2010.
“I think it’s going to be something the student body really likes,” Gigante said.
In addition, Gigante also elaborated on a few minor details of the project, including the unchanged price and retailer. 
“Exclusively the deal is with the [Hammes Notre Dame] Bookstore,” Gigante said. “It’s $15. It won’t ever change.”
One detail that is changing is the involvement of new Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly.  
“[Kelly] took on the shirt as one of his pet projects,” Gigante said.
Kelly will be present at The Shirt’s unveiling, which is set to take place April 23.
After the presentation and a brief series of committee reports, the Student Senators discussed CommUniversity Day. Breen-Phillips senator Erin Burke said she “had a really good experience” and found the event to be well organized.
Badin senator Ellen Carroll agreed, though she said the transportation situation could be improved. In addition to transportation, advertising was also expressed as a concern. 
Mick Mulhall, chairman of the Committee on Academic Affairs, discussed the limited advertising campaign.
“I agree that it was discussed in small groups but being a new member in the student government club, I didn’t really hear about it until I joined,” Mulhall said.
Despite these minor criticisms, Paige Becker, chairman of the Oversight Committee, said CommUniversity Day was a success.
The Student Senate also held elections for representatives on the Financial Management Board, Campus Life Council, Council of Representatives and the Judicial Council.
Pangborn senator Tierney Roche and Keough senator Mark Paolano were elected to the Financial Management Board.
Carroll senator John Sanders, Knott senator Alex Kasparie and O’Neill senator Mike Ryan were elected to the Campus Life Council.
Fischer senator Dan McShea, Morrissey senator Michael Ferguson, Duncan senator Jack Healy, Walsh senator Hallie Brewster and Burke were elected to the Council of Representatives.