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This covers the meeting on April 23. CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Junior senator Julia Shults, member of the committee created to find a new First-Year Experience coordinator, asked SGA members to reach out to her with any concerns that they might want her to raise at the next committee meeting.   BUDGET FUNDING Each spring, university-sponsored organizations (USOs) present budget proposal requests to SGA. Unlike registered student organizations (RSOs), which receive funds from the student activity...

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Trinity University has 141 international students from 42 different countries. This variety of backgrounds contributes to the global community at Trinity, though international students can sometimes be subject to financial hardships both here at Trinity and at home due to their home countries’ situations. “Ecuador’s political situation right now isn’t very good. There’s a lot corruption and a lack of jobs, basically. So what was once something that was safe isn’t because there’s no government...

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Earlier this year, Trump’s proposed education budget called for a decrease in spending for several programs, among them the McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program is targeted towards students who are first-generation, low income or underrepresented minorities who are interested in going to graduate school. There are currently 22 McNair scholars at Trinity. Cristian Vargas, senior biology major and McNair Scholar, described the McNair Scholars Program as one of the most impactful things he...

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...

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On Monday, Sept. 29, the Student Government Association meeting was called to order, and the Senate welcomed four new senators: sophomore Benjamin Gonzalez and seniors John Croxton, Lena Dennington and Katie Middleton. The floor was opened for guest comments.   GUEST COMMENTS Senior Samy Abdallah was the only guest in attendance. He raised concerns about some of the proposed changes to the constitution.   CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Juan Luevanos, sophomore, raised concerns about the...

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In the wake of certain shifts in the business department, some students have been concerned that the administration is neglecting or cutting the budget of the school, and the ramifications that could occur as a result. Some fear that new projects in the department, like the business analytics and technology major, would be stunted in their development. The nationally ranked business school has lost a slew of professors in recent years, including the former dean...