Student Senate Meeting Minutes

Financial allocation: CMU International Film Festival

Senate discussed a request to allocate $4,000 to the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, an organization that brings filmmakers and directors to campus. The $4,000 would mainly be used to bring an Oscar-nominated filmmaker to the festival.

Last year, 4,000 people attended the festival, of which 40 percent are estimated to be students.

Tickets to the festival will be $5 per film for Carnegie Mellon-affiliated attendees and $10 for the general public, with packages available at a discounted price. Senate voted to approve the allocation.

Financial allocation: Tartan Sports Analytic Club

The Tartan Sports Analytic Club approached Senate for funding to attend the SABR Analytics Conference, which is in Phoenix, Ariz. from March 12–14.

The group’s cost for registering for the competition is $1,750. The Tartan Sports Analytic Club has forty members and seeks to advance the skills of its members through analyzing the sports-associated statistics.

At the conference, members will have the opportunity to both compete and meet those involved in the analytics industry. Senate voted to fund the conference registration costs.

Financial allocation: CMU's Got Talent

After a two year absence, the CMU’s Got Talent event will be hosted after Carnival in late April. Organizers of the event approached Senate for funding to cover unexpected costs.

In addition to the performances of students competing in the event, there will also be presentations from a UNICEF-related charity on the topic of human trafficking and performances by rappers Dumbfoundead and Awkwafina.

The goal of this event is to work as a public relations campaign and benefit Ten Thousand Villages.

Additional money will also be sought through the CMU Crowdfunding service as well as alumni donations.