Free Housing And Meal Plans For Student Senators Council Executives?

sscEach year, the Student Senators Council provides a set of financial recommendations for the University’s budgeting process.This year, Vice Chair of the Council, Michael Hengerer, submitted a proposal that members of his own agency, the SSC Executive Board, receive free housing and meal plans as a form of compensation for their work at the University.Hengerer explained in an email to NYU Local that the recommendation wasn’t made to reward himself and fellow executives, but rather to aid financially challenged …

The Streamlined Voting Of The All-University Elections

For all the complaints NYU students have — whether they’re about housing, tuition, being forced to walk to class through flurries, or anything else —  only 11% of students voted in last year’s All-University Elections, which select student senators and each college’s student council. However, this week students have a chance at redemption. Yesterday marked the beginning of this year’s All-University Elections, and student leaders are hoping for a better voter turnout.Mariam Ehrari, …

Student Senator On Getting Your Scholarship Back

If you lose your financial aid, posting a furious Facebook comment won’t help you, says Sameer Jaywant, senator-at-large on the Student Senators Council. In addition to chairing the Academic Services Committee and the Committee on Organization and Governance, Sameer helps students who have lost their financial aid packages get that precious scholarship money back.Sameer chatted with NYU Local about the importance of meeting with a financial aid officer, how he rebounded from …

NYU Decided To Keep “Homophobic” Chick-fil-A Long Before Petition Launched

Last Thursday, NYU Student Senators Council announced its decision not to ban the campus Chick-fil-A, despite the company’s $2 million in donations to Christian organizations which oppose gay marriage.The announcement came just as a throng of students gathered outside of Weinstein Hall, which houses Chick-fil-A, to protest the “anti-gay” chain. A petition begun by a Gallatin freshman in January had gathered over 11,000 signatures opposing its presence on campus. The outcry …