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This covers the SGA meeting on April 9.   CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Sophomore senator Simone Washington relayed frustration students have had with Student Involvement, particularly in planning events. Washington explained that students feel the increase in security has hindered groups’ abilities to create events. David Tuttle, dean of students, said it’s complicated, explaining that the source of many of issues is the need to ensure safety and protocol by departments like Risk Management. According to...

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CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Junior senator Sarosha Hemani reported instances of creepy men in the City Vista parking lots, as well as the parking lot by Lightner residence hall. President Amulya Deva, junior, suggested getting in contact with TUPD. Legislative relations chair Chiara Pride, sophomore, raised concern about students’ increasing need for counseling services and that the office appears understaffed in terms of meeting all students’ needs. Junior senator Julia Shults explained instances of inappropriate and...

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CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Sophomore senator Simone Washington raised concern about the difficulty international students find in trying to get U.S. jobs and internships. The senate decided to create a committee for international students; Washington, first-year senator Isabella Schag and junior senator Julia Shults, among others, expressed interest in the creation of the committee. Senator Shults explained that the feminine products offered to students are of bad quality. Junior senator Sarosha Hemani spoke to members of...

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CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK First-year senator Mia Quintanilla raised concerns about malfunctioning thermostats and mold in McLean residence hall. Junior senator Reese Carlos said a similar issue has been occurring with the thermostats in Prassel residence hall. SGA adviser Stephanie Ackerman advised students to reach out to facilities services. Sophomore senator Ty Tinker updated the senate on the progress within the open educational resources committee, which he chairs. Junior senator Julia Shults explained that some students...

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Following the election of a new group of Student Government Association (SGA) senators and a new president and vice president, the Trinity student body was able to vote on SGA’s proposed constitutional amendments. On Nov. 13, SGA announced that all of the proposed constitutional amendments have been approved, most by 80 percent or more of the vote. Over the summer, four SGA members who formed the constitutional review committee met once weekly and worked to...

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With additional reporting by news reporter Cathy Terrace CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Lena Dennington brought up first-year Shubhankar Singh’s concerns about Wi-Fi on campus. Singh noticed that the Wi-Fi servers on campus do not allow one to host their own private server, and he wants to implement a system that will allow users to run artificial intelligence projects. Singh has verified that there are no security issues. Senator Juan Luevanos followed up with a previous...