Student Government had their first meeting of the new semester Tuesday, Jan. 16, where they discussed their plans for the semester as well as open senate positions.
Jack Spiller, the chair for the student life committee, said he’s working with university officials to try to expand the places students can use their Capbucks. He said there have also been talks about creating an event on Fridays, when food trucks will come to campus for students to try.
Spiller also said that, at the next meeting, he will present a resolution created by the student life committee regarding eliminating the school’s subscription to the New York Times. The subscription gives students free access to the New York Times, but Spiller says he and the committee have been evaluating whether the subscription is valuable for the price of nearly $11,000.
The academic committee is hoping to find a way for professors to provide syllabi before students register for classes. Allison Kerman, the chair for the committee, said the committee hopes this would help students decide which classes are best for them before they register. The committee is also hoping to bring more academic speakers to campus and is currently reviewing the classroom technology policy.
Jason Fugate, president of Student Government, outlined the positions that are open in the senate for this semester during his address. Although applications are already closed, there will be new vice presidents of finance and communication. Students will be chosen and appointed to those positions by the next meeting. Applications are still open for a leadership and management senator, two natural science and health senators and one senior representative. Applications for these positions close the evening of Friday, Jan. 19.
Fugate also outlined some of his plans for the new semester, including coordinating a town hall with President Paul about strategic planning. Students would be able to ask questions about the process of strategic planning and get a better idea of what the planning will mean for them.
If students have questions or concerns that they’d like to make Student Government aware of, they can attend student government meetings, visit the Student Government office in the campus center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are held every other Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. in the Convergent Media Center room 121.