Academic and Student Affairs Committee supports updating pedestrian crosswalks

From left to right, Senator Tanisa Morton, Senator Sam Jones-Darling, Judicial Sergeant John McAllister, and Speaker of the Senate Kiera Fegan at March 15 Student Government Meetings. 

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee passed a resolution to place cross walk signs and paint pedestrian crosswalks on campus. The resolution will be brought before the Senate next Tuesday.

The resolution, authored by Senator Sfouk Al-Jabra and supported by Judicial Sergeant John McAllister, notes there is a “present danger” to the thousands of people on EMU’s campus and calls the university to action. According to the resolution, there is a higher potential for accidents to happen due to the lack of traffic signs and paint on campus.

A particular example was given within the resolution to demonstrate the safety concerns at hand of an accident in February in which a student was hit by a car while walking across Oakwood St.

The Business and Finance Committee passed an allocation for Club Baseball of $4,000 and Club Golf of $1,660. Both allocations will cover game-related fees. The Club Sports Allocation Budget now has a remainder of $1,700.

The Internal Affairs Committee trained two new Senators, Travis Tharp and Richard Schockley. McAllister and Speaker of the Senate Kiera Fegan went through the rules of decorum in all Student Government meetings.

The committee noted the resignation of Senator Gee. There are now 21 Senators on the Student Senate.

Fegan gave a reminder about the Energy and Sustainability Commission’s Get Off Your Glass event which will be held at noon, April 2, in the Student Government Offices in the Student Center, Room 342. Attendees will work to clean up Eastern Michigan University’s campus.

The Public Affairs Committee received updates on the Drag Show, which will be held at 7:00 p.m., April 4, in the Student Center Ballroom and the Day in Lansing, which will be held on April 12.

The Senate will meet at 6:30 p.m., next Tuesday, March 22, in the Student Center, Room 300. For more information on Student Government, visit the website.

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