Senate Report: April 17, 2017

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Brad Smith

April 17, 2017

By Jacob Sparks
Director of Print Media, SGA


— Auburn’s Chief Information Officer, Jim O’Connor, brought an update from the Office of Information Technology to the Senate floor. He said that students have printed close to 900,000 pages using campus printers this year. O’Connor said that OIT is in talks with Ricoh to further improve printing on campus. OIT is also planning to launch an initiative in the fall to educate students about the importance of cyber-security.

SGA Treasurer Frank McEwen encouraged all Senators and students to attend Ring Night this Thursday, April 20, at 6:56 PM in front of Langdon Hall.

College of Human Sciences Senator Ashley Johnson shared her college’s latest construction plans; funded by a $12 million donation by Jimmy Rane, the College of Human Sciences will open a new culinary center next to the Hotel at Auburn University.

The Senate voted unanimously to amend the Code of Laws to a clearer reading of a rule already in place that allows a veto by the President of the Student Government Association to be overridden by a supermajority vote of the Senate.

Liberal Arts Senator Ken Ward opted to table his bill that would restrict the use of student fees used by SAPs in campaigning students. Ward said that after receiving several questions about the legislation, he wanted to clarify some of the language before bringing it to a vote.