Student Body President Greg Larson announced last Thursday that President David Maxwell will be hosting his first-ever fireside chat with students.
“Students can come with things they want him to know and questions they want answered,” Larson said.
The fireside chat will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Pomerantz Stage. There will be no overriding topic of the discussion.
Technology Liason Sen. Stephen Slade also invited Interim Provost Sue Wright to clear up technology concerns at the session.
Wright explained that Drake students are no longer charged a separate technology fee – instead the fee has been absorbed into tuition.
From the technology fund, money is allocated to the Office of Information Technology, Cowles Library, classroom technology and faculty resources.
Each college is also allocated funds based on enrollment size and need.
“It must be kinds of technology that directly affect the learning environment,” Wright said.
Four campus organizations were also allocated funds at the latest Senate meeting.
Drake Men’s Lacrosse was allocated $2,125 to cover league registration in both the Great Lakes Lacrosse League for the spring season and the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association for its winter league.
Colleges Against Cancer was allocated $232 to cover transportation costs in order for the organization to volunteer at the Hope Lodge Gala from Nov. 19-20 in Iowa City.
Kappa Alpha Psi was allocated $89.25 for return travel expenses for the organization to travel to the C. Roger Wilson Leadership Conference this Wednesday in Champaign, Ill.
Mediation and Moot Court was allocated $1,500 to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for the team to participate in the Fourth Annual Law School Mediation Competition.
One new Drake campus organization was also approved. Secular Student Alliance was approved to “provide a voice on campus for those who are atheist, agnostic, humanists, skeptics, secularists, non-religious, questioning religion, etc.”