Around UCSC: 

Illustration by Christine Hipp

–The Office of Internal Affairs is working with Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) to set up a Slug Shuttle for the winter holidays. There will be an open town hall meeting at the Stevenson Event Center from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for more information about these shuttles.

–There will be restructuring of the Ethnic Resource Centers. Carolyn Dunn, who oversees all the resource centers along with External Vice Chancellor (EVC) Alison Galloway, wants to form an advisory student council to receive input about what the Ethnic Resource Center can do in terms of improvements.

–There is going to be a post-Prop 30 event to discuss fiscal impacts that will affect California, the UCs and more specifically UC Santa Cruz. EVC Galloway wants to open a townhall meeting to address any questions students may have. It is hoped that this will take place at the beginning of January.

–Starting Nov. 28, the SUA office, located on the second floor in the Student Union Building, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff will be present and students and other members of the campus community are encouraged to come.

– On Nov. 30, the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) students will be screening one of their graduate student’s documentaries. Jonathan Menendez, a DANM student at UCSC, has directed a documentary entitled, “Gay LAtino Part 1: Coming of Age.” The screening will be held at the Humanities Lecture Hall at 6 p.m.

Other Business:

–SUA voted on the Resolution for the Support of the 2012–13 American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Contract Campaign. The resolution was authorized and introduced by SUA organizing director Kevin Huang. The resolution would mean that the SUA supports AFSCME and its 3,299 members in their negotiations for a fair labor contract, and supports labor unions as the main representatives for employees. The vote was passed in favor of this contract.

–An SUA goal setting meeting was in the agenda for this week’s meeting, however there was a motion to table the goal setting meeting to the beginning of next week. The motion for this resolution was passed.