The University of Rhode Island Student Senate voted to give $1,010 to the Fencing Club. It was the first contingency grant of the academic year.
The money will be used to buy a new piece of equipment. Unlike other groups on campus, the Fencing Club is handling the majority of their fiscal responsibilities for other equipment. So, when the club asked for help, Senate was more than willing.
A senator reported that there will be a Clean Up this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at Eastward Look, Point Judith, Scarborough and Bonnet. It was stressed that this effort is to give back to the environment. It is also important to represent the student body in a positive manner, since the off campus community is not currently fond of URI students.
The President of the Student Senate mentioned that he met with Kelly Mahoney, the director of external relations and communications, to discuss the University’s stance on DACA. The University says that they will not, unless forced, release any information in aiding ICE.