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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, 2019271 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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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...

Since its installation in the summer of 2014, the Murchison elevator has been critical in helping students access upper campus. However, the elevator breaks down frequently, making it hard for students with disabilities to navigate the hilly campus. According to the university website, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is the office tasked with providing students with disabilities “equal access and equal opportunity.” “Most of the students that register with Accessibility Services here at Trinity are students...

When Hannah Larson turned on her faucet in South Hall to yellow water, she was reminded of plumbing problems last semester that resulted in the temporary relocation of South residents to escape the water and the smell.  “About a week ago, my roommates and I noticed the water from our dorm room faucets had a yellow tint. In addition, our toilets seemed to be having trouble functioning properly.  I’ll spare you the details there,” Larson wrote in...