Student government roundup, Jan. 6

Committees with Student Senate volunteers oversee and handle Student Government’s affairs. These committees and members of the executive board deal with the daily functions of Student Government as a whole.

The following committees meet biweekly:

Internal Affairs

Public Affairs

Business and Finance

Academic and Student Affairs

Internal Affairs

The Internal Affairs committee discussed resolution number 101-007, regarding confidentiality to protect Senators from discussing sensitive issues in an open forum. This would allow Senators the option of having closed discussions with the Internal Affairs committee.

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs committee discussed the new library hours for this semester. The first floor of the library is now open 24 hours. The Student Center computer lab is no longer open 24/7 and closes with the rest of the building.

Business and Finance

The Business and Finance committee went over the remaining budget for the 2014-15 school year. The student organizations’ part of the budget has 69.53 percent – $34,763.20 – of its allocated budget left, and club sports has 50.13 percent – $25,064 – of its budget left.

The committee also decided to overspend from the proposed 2014-15 budget by $10,000 for water bottle stations. There will be five stations. Three of them will be at the Rec/IM, Pray-Harrold and Halle Library. Academic and Student Affairs will decide where the other two stations will go, with the stipulation that they’re in high traffic areas.

Academic and Student Affairs

Academic and Student Affairs discussed plans for Down with Cupid. This event will occur around Valentine’s Day. Potential plans for the event included speed dating or auction dating.

Executive Initiatives

Student Government President Desmond Miller will propose a pay raise for next year’s President and Vice-President to increase the rate from $9 to $10 an hour. The raise will take effect when the next president and vice president come into office.

“This is the perfect time to change the rates before a new president and vice president take over,” Miller said. “This way, I don’t know who they are, and I’m not raising them for someone [I know].”


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