Current Issues of the Senate

Steven Jung

     The senate had new details to go over this last Thursday on Sept. 6th, 2012. The Marketing committee is requesting a senator to represent them for ASG. They also have three new members; Lily Rahmani, Jonathon Stephens and Maria Zakhar.

     The first order of unfinished business was making sure they were able to get in contact with the deans they were trying to email. Some have already set up meetings or met with the dean they were assigned to, others will meet with their dean within the next week.

     The reason to meet with the deans is to make sure the money that is being given to their departments is being used. One of the senators said that the dean they spoke with handed out sports cards.

     These cards work like business cards but tell students when games are for that sport. There are multiple types of sports cards such as men’s water polo, cross country, men’s golf, women’s softball, and many more.

     This topic brought them to their next subject of ratifying the budget plan. Even though they have been approved by the budget board of the school, the previous administration of senators from last semester did not ratify the budget plan.

     Next week the senate will ratify there own budget plan, normally however, the process is reverse where they ratify the plan first, then bring it forward to the budget board, then the budget board approves of it if they decide to. Once the plan is ratified they can begin to give the money to the different departments.

     The next topic of discussion was what they could do for students who use Wi-Fi. They were talking about which areas on campus need an internet booster such as the village area. This is so students who use Iphones or Ipads can use the internet to do research for class check their email or see where their class is located if it is the first day and they have a little trouble finding out where the classes are.

     They also talked about how to conduct their surveys. They want to know if students are bothered by solicitors for business’ such as the people who go around putting the flyers on student’s cars.

     They are thinking about putting a table with a computer out in the quad area once a week for students to take the survey. Another possibility is setting up a computer in the library or tutoring level of the LRC and students can take it there.

     They want to know what the student’s opinion is about businesses putting out flyers on their cars or if it bother’s the students, so they can find a way to deal with the solicitors to make the campus better for students.

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