The SA Senate met on Monday for their biweekly session, creating a committee to examine the ongoing transition of the Corcoran School and confirming multiple new senators to the Senate.
In response to issues brought to the Senate at their session two weeks ago by Senator Thomas Falcigno, CCAS-U, the Senate unanimously voted to create a special committee to ensure the concerns of Corcoran students are addressed.
Camila Rondon, president of the Corcoran Student Association, briefly addressed the Senate at the beginning of the session. She expressed appreciation that the administration had corrected some of the issues facing Corcoran students, but said that there were still problems.
“The biggest problem…is the total lack of communication” from the GW administration, Rondon said.
Senator Falcigno was elected as the Chairperson of the special committee, and will be joined by Senator Sean Kumnick, CCAS-U, Freshman Senator Rayhaan Merani, Senator Sidak Pannu, SMHS-G, U-At-Large Senator Ben Pryde and first-year Senator Alyssa Weakley.
Pryde said the committee was necessary because what needs to be fixed “isn’t just one issue, it’s a plethora of different issues.”
The Senate also confirmed seven new senators during the session. Jeffrey Robin and William Taylor were confirmed to fill two vacant seats from the Law School. Powell Shiau filled a vacant seat from the Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Two vacant graduate seats from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences were filled by Brady Forrest and Matej Jovanovic, while Frank Fritz was elected to a vacant undergraduate seat from the school.
Additionally, Josh Stratmann-Kirmsse was confirmed as the third Freshman Senator, joining Senators Merani and Weakley.
The Senate will next meet on November 3 in the Marvin Center.