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The following covers the meeting on Feb. 13. Note: This week’s meeting was held in Northrup 318. CLIMATE CHECK The Senator emeritus Kara McLean, senior, asked about resident hall access for students living off-campus. McLean said that last semester, she was able to enter halls like Lightner Residence Hall with her TigerCard, but that as of two weeks ago, she and several others who live off-campus could no longer do so. Senator emeritus Amulya Deva,...

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The following covers the meeting on Feb. 6. During this meeting, SGA only heard and discusses funding requests of over $1,500 from Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Other weekly meeting agenda items, such as Climate Check and Officer Reports, were forgone. Vice President Clouston explained that the budget for February requests, including those under $1,500 that are heard in finance committee meetings, is $23,595.14. The requests heard that day totaled $20,036.25. Clouston suggested that they do...

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The following covers the meeting on Jan. 30. CLIMATE CHECK Taylor Volzer, junior senator, brought up the conflict that occurred on Twitter where members of the Gamma Chi Delta sorority were accused of purposely planning their Third Round Party at the same time as the MLK lecture. Josephine Van Houten, a junior senator on the Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) board, said that both TDC adviser Jamie Thompson — director of Student Involvement — and the...

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NewsPreviously, on SGA: Fresh Meat

January 29, 2019191 min

The following covers the meeting on Jan. 23. CLIMATE CHECK Judicial chair Julia Jameson, junior, pointed out the bad smell on the first floor of Coates Student Center. Adviser Jamie Thompson explained that an office had flooded and that the building has had a strange odor since she was a student. Thompson said that the smell is perhaps due to the dumpsters outside. Senator Taylor Volzer, junior, asked how the senators could continue SGA initiatives...

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EditorialSGA elections matter too

November 14, 201891 min

The U.S. just saw the greatest voter turnout for midterm elections in over a century. People are starting to come out to the polls in waves like never before. This amount of civic engagement is exciting across the board. We can only hope that this energy persists into future elections. While we’re still caught up in the fever of the midterm elections, let’s not forget about the ongoing elections happening right on this campus: our...

President Tyler “Ty” Tinker (Junior) “SGA is in a good position right now. I’m not seeking to uproot the foundational systems in place. President Deva and VP Daniel have done an outstanding job in establishing a well structured constitution and a diverse and canny senate. They’ve earned strong praise for that, as they’ve given us an opportunity to fritter less with minute details and focus on the long term objectives that our senate has always...