The Duke Student Government Rules Committee will be creating a student Bill of Rights in the coming months, Executive Vice President Patrick Oathout, a junior, announced at the Senate meeting Wednesday.
Oathout announced the upcoming creation of a Bill of Rights as part of the timeline for the Rules Committee, which Oathout also presented at the meeting.
The Senate also passed an amendment to a Student Organization Finance Committee bylaw, creating the Financial Oversight and Appeals Committee. The committee—comprised of the DSG president, executive vice president, treasurer, chief of staff and four senators, as well as the SOFC chairs—will be responsible for the appeals process for funding requests as well as allocating surplus funding. The new committee will replace the Surplus Trustees committee, which was previously responsible for surplus funds.
The Senate passed a resolution approving the appointment of several students to Arts and Sciences Council positions. Senior Mea Warren was appointed to the Library Council, freshman Jay Ruckelshaus was appointed to the Committee on the Curriculum, and freshman Aohui Lin was appointed to the Committee on Courses. The resolution also urged the Arts and Sciences Council to allow sophomore William Huang and senior Katherine Shirrell to serve on the Committee on Global Education for Undergraduates, even though only one student representative is explicitly required.
The Muslim Student Association was granted $1,700 to fund its Poetic Vision Tour event, to be held Nov. 17.