The following article was written by Chip Brownlee
AUBURN, ALA. — A new senator took his seat and budget bills were introduced Monday night.
The Student Senate confirmed its newest senator tonight, James Shortnacy. Shortnacy will serve the remainder of the year as a senator for the College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
Senator Shortnacy will vote on eight new measures next week, along with the rest of Student Senate.
Six of the eight new measures concern budgets for Student Activity Programs (SAPs), which will go into effect Oct. 3. The six budgets that will be voted on by the senate next week include those for:
- Leadership and Service
- Student Governance
- Student Involvement
- Student Media
- Student Organizations
Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Christopher Smillie led hours of budget and finance hearings to determine the budgets along with other members of the committee.
“We went through a lot of time working on these budgets,” said Engineering Senator Jake Smith.
In other senate news:
- A new constitution and bylaws for the Harrison School of Pharmacy were introduced by Pharmacy Senator Stephen Caton. The senate will vote next week on the measure.
- Senators Alex Patrick, Jacqueline Keck and Reagan Drake introduced a commendation for adjunct professor Dr. Alexander Richter. Richter is a member of the Dallas Federal Reserve bank.