Separate committees shorten regular SGA time

At its half-hour meeting Jan. 21, SGA largely delegated further discussions about issues to meetings outside of the general assembly.

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Student Government Association has been keeping it brief this semester.

At its half-hour meeting Jan. 21, SGA largely delegated further discussions about issues to meetings outside of the general assembly.

Housing member-at-large Tanner Milazzo proposed asking the university to provide a marker in front of the new speed bump installed on University Boulevard before the start of the semester.

“It’s too high, and you can’t see it at all, especially at night,” Milazzo said.

He said he’s witnessed cars lose control because of the surprise of the speed bump, which currently has no visible sign in front of it.

Alex Hoffman, AVP for Archie’s Army, suggested SGA members not approach the university with a specific proposal but instead create an open discussion.

This semester, President Alexa Bueltel will be orchestrating meetings between student organization leaders and administration. Hoffman said the speed bump issue could be brought to the university at the first of these meetings at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Bueltel also said she and members of SGA will be present at tomorrow’s Faculty Senate meeting to discuss adjusting final exam schedules for graduating seniors.

“Our proposal is that senior schedules will be modified so that students will have all their finals done before they walk at commencement,” Bueltel said after the meeting. “We want to get some support from faculty.”

Committees outside the general meetings will continue to discuss new initiatives SGA wants to focus on this semester through the next weeks, she said.

Bueltel said by having a committee dedicated to a “wet campus initiative,” she’s not saying the entire campus will be transitioned to allowing alcohol.

“(The issue) came up because of older students not having the freedom (to drink) that they are legally allowed to have,” she said. “Maybe there could be one housing area that’s wet. That’s just an idea we have.”

Bueltel said SGA’s focus on initiatives this semester contrasts from the focus on policy and procedure in the fall, but the heart of the organization hasn’t changed.

“We have the same drive and the same effort,” she said. “We’re trying to make the campus be the best it can be.”

 

 

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