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    Inside Student Senate at Queens College

    Staff members of student affairs are not attending, but it’s not a requirement, it’s more of—it’s nice to have them there for references” Jennifer Fernandez said, as another Student Senate meeting began on January 23, 2018. The meeting was the most recent of four student senate meetings held for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Fiscal Year, one of these meetings deemed as void for violating the New York State Open Meeting Laws. Student Senate, as stated by the Student Association constitution, holds the legislative powers   of the Student Association shall be invested in the Queens College Student Senate. These powers include adopting bills and resolutions concerning the general welfare of the…

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    VP Adam Rockman speaks out about fabricated SA minutes: SA spending budget without approval

    After the release of issue two, The Knight News reached out to the office of Student Development and Leadership, along with the dean and vice president of student affairs to inquire as to what was being done about the potentially fabricated Student Association senate meeting minutes.   The office of communications responded on behalf of Vice President Adam Rockman, stating that “he felt that the questions raised” from our article, were “enough to warrant an investigation.”   As stated, “VP Rockman had the meeting reconvened on October 10, 2017. A member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team then followed up by conducting dozens of electronic, telephone, and in-person interviews, the…

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    TKN obtains potentially fabricated SA Student Senate meeting minutes

    Student Senate Meeting Minutes from June 13, 2017 can be accessed by clicking the Hyper-Link Below Following the release of the first issue of the year, The Knight News obtained student senate meeting minutes, which claimed a meeting had taken place on June 13th, 2017. The minutes included nominations for the vice presidential candidacy, Student Association executive chairs, election of student senate and agreed on stipend amounts for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.    Upon reviewing the minutes, TKN was inclined to further investigate its contents, as the alleged chairperson presiding the meeting, had been listed as Marco Sin, SA vice president elect–who had resigned from the organization on May 11th. In…

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    Marco Sin opens up about his departure from SA

    While members of Students for Change were celebrating their election win on April 28th, Student Association Vice President-elect Marco Sin was sitting at his kitchen table, reflecting on the outcome. Informed of the results via social media, Sin recalled, “I saw a post, through a friend’s Snapchat, of the election results, and all I could think was: these guys don’t deserve it.” Less than two weeks later, Sin released his letter of resignation, leaving the organization and his position as SA Vice President. “It is with deep regret that I am resigning from my position as Vice President—a decision I did not make lightly.” Sin wrote. “Unfortunately, due to insurmountable…

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    Jordan Mendoza is newly elected chairperson of the Congress of Clubs

    Jordan Mendoza was elected chairperson of the Congress of Club Presidents on Monday, September 11th, at the organization’s first meeting for the Fall 2017 semester. Mendoza, a junior psychology and neuroscience major, came to Queens College with a goal of making the institution his second home. “I never saw a point in going to school if I didn’t want to be there, and the easiest way to accomplish that is to settle in and find a niche,” Mendoza said. With a history that dates back to his first semester on campus, Mendoza’s club involvement began with GLASA, formerly known as PRISM. Currently, Mendoza is president of the Gender, Love and…