At the Student Government Association meeting this past Tuesday, the association first heard from representatives from Aramark as well as David Tuttle, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, who discussed various suggestions for changes to food services on campus.
Continuing with their five-year improvement plan that now incorporates the Center for Science and Innovations’ space, Aramark and the university are considering a number of options for what they intend to do with this newly created space as well as potentially changing what is offered in the Commons and Java City.
Their suggested changes on providing quick service and food that does not result in too heavy a tax on the environment. The options currently in consideration include Freshies, Steak n’ Shake, Jamba Juice, and a sushi bar. Aramark also wants to inform students about recycling efforts on campus and involve them in Earth Week activities.
Additionally, the SGA considered several funding requests this session:
Mocha Life requested funding for t-shirts in the interest of encouraging students to participate in and better understand Black History Month better. Their request was approved for a total of $100.
The Society of Women’s Engineers requested funding in order to bring a speaker to campus who would address issues relatable to all who attended. Their funding was approved for $300.
The women’s lacrosse team requested funding for equipment and gas for this semester. Their request was approved in part for $633.
The Bee Alliance requested funding in order to buy equipment and set up their enclosures on campus. Their request was approved for $900.
The Stand Band requested funding in order to buy new instruments and were approved for $1,848.68.
Finally, the SGA chose a pair of potential logos for their association that were created by students. The student body will be asked to vote on these in the near future.