Wednesday, September 20
By Jacob Sparks
Director of Print Media, SGA
After a two-week recess due to Labor Day and Hurricane Irma, the SGA Senate reconvened Monday night to discuss a staggering sixteen pieces of legislation.
David Facteau, Executive Vice President of Initiatives, opened the evening by announcing that one of SGA’s goals for the year is being realized, Foy Hall will be home to a centralized dining hall starting next fall. The details are currently scarce, but Facteau assured that Panda Express will remain.
Discussion ensued with a twenty-minute debate over establishing the Student Ticketing Appeals Committee. Graduate School Senator Max Zinner expressed tremendous concern with the lack of graduate student representation on the board. After a heated debate, the Senate voted to confirm the committee with three undergraduates and one graduate student as voting members.
Olivia Karam was appointed by the Senate as the new Senator for the School of Nursing. Anna Hill was subsequently appointed Executive Secretary of the Student Senate, replacing Karam.
The Senate also confirmed the new Judicial branch members for the 2017-2018 year.
Chief Justice – Steffie Rosene
Attorney General – Lee Almond
Associate Justice – Noah Riddle
Associate Justice – Graham Lejeune
Associate Justice – Marissa Spiwak
Associate Justice – Cameron Johnson
Associate Justice – Hannah Catherine Lackey
Associate Justice Alternate – Marissa Coleman
Associate Justice Alternate – Zino Osehobo
Associate Justice Alternate – Jay Wall
Senate will reconvene on Monday, September 25, at 7:30 in Student Center 2222/2223. The Senators are expected to vote on eleven pieces of legislation, including the budgets for Student Activity Portfolios for the new fiscal year.