Senior Ty Tinker, president, introduced the two newest members of the Cabinet: Sophomore Nasim Salehitezangi, who joins as the legislative relations chair, and first-year Adeline Baumbach, who joins as communications chair.
CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK
Sophomore senator Esther Omegba explained that she’s received more complaints about Dining Services and Mabee Dining Hall, despite the discussion at last week’s meeting.
Sophomore senator Rachel Kaufman added that the vegetarian line has not been open during good hours.
Judicial chair Julia Jameson said she heard that some students think Mabee has improved.
President Tinker urged senators to send detailed emails to junior senator Josephine Van Houten, who chairs the dining committee within SGA.
Chief of staff Cece Turcewitz, junior, raised concern about the flooding that happened in the basement of the Dicke-Smith Building that morning.
President Tinker explained that he wanted to help students who need to use the practice rooms that were affected, even if just making sure the students are appropriately communicated to.
Judicial chair Jameson said she had heard complaints from students about graduation gear, specifically honor stoles. She explained that constituents are concerned about standing out if they are the only ones without stoles that represent a 3.5-or-higher GPA.
President Tinker announced that they would be taking part in an ice breaker, in part to introduce the new Cabinet members.
Tinker explained that Katie Storey, young alumni and student programs coordinator, reached out to him about re-initiating the time capsule tradition started when SGA was known as Association of Student Representatives.
Tinker brought out a lime green and dark blue inflatable football and explained that he wanted to hear ideas from the Senate and Cabinet about what kinds of things could be put into this year’s capsule. Ideas included a USB drive with pictures of fashion and videos of dance moves, copies of the Trinitonian and Mirage and laminated food packaging that would symbolize popular foods of our time.
POSITIONS TO BE FILLED
President Tinker reminded the Senate that there are interim positions that need to be filled, including multiple senator positions. Last year, the process was complicated and stressful for candidates, according to Tinker, so he opened the floor to ways to make easier the election.
Six people have submitted applications to fill SGA positions. After speaking about how to best hold the upcoming election for roughly half an hour, president Tinker put the debate up to a senate vote.
Chief of staff Turcewitz outlined three options: voting before next Tuesday with the information they have, voting before next Tuesday after asking for resumes and extra information or voting after next Tuesday, after having an information session and full interview. The vote ended after a simple majority voted to ask for extra information and vote before next Tuesday.
| Class of 2020 | Major: English