CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK
Senator Sam Afshari, junior, raised concerns that the Welcome Week concert this year may affect the funding decisions of future first-year senators next year, whose only experience will be of this year’s disappointing performance.
Senator Ty Tinker, sophomore, followed up on his concern last week about fire alarms going off in Prassel Hall. Tinker got into contact with Jim Baker, director of Facilities Services, who gave a detailed explanation.
“The first several alarms were caused by a fluctuation in water pressure supplied by the city,” Baker wrote in an email. Monday morning was a false trip in the fire pump motor control center mercury switch. The switch was reset and operation verified. While it may be setting off the alarms under a no-fire condition the fire alarm panel is performing as it was designed.”
The Trinity Society of Women Engineers requested $3,150 to attend the Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Austin. The money covers two days of workshops, travel, lodging and registration fees. The total amount was approved.
At Sept. 29 meeting, the department of human communication and theatre presented a funding request for Theatre for Social Change. The request was denied, and the department was asked to return with more information. The group did not re-present the request.
The senate discussed changes to the SGA Constitution.
Article 8 Section 2 subsection F, which publicizes the senators’ votes, was approved.
Article 8 Section 5 subsection C, which states that amendments to the constitution must be approved by a two-thirds majority, was approved.
Article 9 Section 3, which concerns senate vacancies, was approved.
Article 10, which describes the structure of student activity fee distribution, was approved.
The previous sections 3–5 of Article 10 were relocated to the SGA bylaws.