On March 11, Student Assembly approved the constitution of Keene Cannabis Club. Club member Scott Dyer spoke in front of the assembly and said the club had support. Dyer said they have at least 17 members. In addition, the club already had an advisor in place, KSC Professor Rick Foley. 

Also, the assembly denied a budget appeal from the club Common Ground. The club was seeking more funds in order to go on a club-sponsored trip. The club was seeking $2,000 more than their current budget at $20,000. However, the assembly’s finance committees recommended budget was upheld, which cut the club’s funding to $10,000.

The Biology Club was also denied their request for more funds as they requested a budget of $7,350 for next school year. After a vote and testimony the club was awarded $3,150. The club was going to use the funds for a potential trip to Yellowstone National Park next school year.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Club testified before the assembly seeking $278 for a social event for alumni and current students. The event would give alumni and students a tour of the Technology, Design & Safety Center (TDS) on campus on March 28. All funds would be used towards a cash bar from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. that evening. Student Assembly approved the funding with a unanimous vote.

In other financial business, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club’s budget request was approved $4,600 for the 2014-2015 school year. The budget was $1,475 higher than the finance committee’s recommendation. After 15 minutes of club member Arian Deihim’s testimony, assembly voted 9-7 to approve the club’s budget request.

The Ski and Snowboard Club did not show up for their schedule session on the agenda. An announcement was made that all budgets for clubs and organizations were approved for the 2014-2015 school year and assembly members will be told at the next meeting.

In other business, Provost Search Committee Member, Elizabeth Pockl spoke about the most recent sessions to meet the provost candidates. She also said that the sessions were highly attended by faculty and not by students.  The sessions occurred on Tuesday, March 11.


Brian Clemmenson can be contacted at bclemmenson@keene-equinox.com

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