Student government meeting Feb. 2.

Members of the Public Affairs Committee discuss topics. 

The Business and Finance Committee granted three allocations at its regular meeting Tuesday night in the Student Center

The following student organizations received funding:

Detroit Does Well was granted $645 to host an event.

New Life Students received an allocation of $370 to hold an event.

College Democrats was allocated $175 to host an event.

The Business and Finance Committee’s Student Organization Allocation budget is at $1,646.71.

Maya Rich, Director of Social Justice, said Student Government registered 160 people to vote during the Residence Hall Crawl held on Jan. 26 at the Public Affairs Committee meeting.

She also went over the details of the Day in Lansing event, which will tentatively be held on April 12. The all-day event gives students an opportunity to meet with legislators and talk about topics of concern. The topics, as well as most details for the day, are currently under consideration.

The committee will work on Legislative Score Cards for the Day in Lansing. They will pick specific legislators and topics to focus on in the cards. Rich said by the next Senate meeting each committee member should have five legislators and five issues they would like to examine for their Legislative Score Card.

“The idea behind this is not to be going into senate offices of senators and representatives and saying, ‘you failed when it comes to talking about education,’” Vice President Anjali Martin said. “It’s not meant to be aggressive, it’s not meant to be hostile.”

Martin said one goal of this project is to give Student Government senators the ability to discuss issues with legislators and students intelligently.

“We’re going to use it as a way to hold legislators accountable for their votes and actions,” Rich said.

She also said they want to inform students on how their legislators are voting.

The Internal Affairs Committee went over senator self-evaluations, which were filled out last week by all Student Government senators.

Speaker of the Senate Kiera Fegan said the evaluations were meant to make sure senators are on track with the goals they said they had when they started in office. The Internal Affairs Committee members read the evaluations and offered written suggestions to the senators.

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee meeting was canceled.

The next Senate meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Room 310B Student Center. More information on Student Government can be found at emich.edu/studentgov/.


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