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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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This covers the SGA meeting on April 2. CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Emeritus Samy Abdallah, senior, noted the construction going on behind the Bell Center and by the football field. Abdallah asked if the bollards that have been raised to prevent cars from passing through would be lowered anytime soon. David Tuttle, dean of students, suggested an SGA member reach out to TUPD and Facilities Services. Senator Mia Quintanilla, first-year, brought up a concern discussed...

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Spring family weekend is going to look a little different this year. Instead of encouraging families and students to get off campus for a volunteer project, Jolie Nyamarembo, AmeriCorps public ally for Trinity University Volunteer Action Committee (TUVAC), is bringing the volunteering to Trinity. All semester long, Nyamarembo has coordinated with Meals on Wheels to create a service project on campus, making it more accessible to students and their families. Nyamarembo envisions students and families gathered...

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By Daniel Conrad and Kathleen Creedon Students eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS) jobs who work for Campus Publications, Recreational Sports and TUVAC are being paid with money collected via the student activity fee, but those organizations aren’t seeing the windfall from federal reimbursements on those payments. Neither is Student Government Association (SGA), which distributes the student activity fee to campus organizations. Instead, the university is retaining savings on these reimbursements. Some advisers and members of...

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Trinity relies on a technicality in order to scrape money from the student activity fee, the $150-per-semester payment that every student pays on top of their tuition. What they’re doing is legal, but it flies in the face of the spirit of the student activity fee and experiential learning. We each contribute $150 every semester to a common pool that the university collects. The business office keeps four percent of this total for the university...

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Category four Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico late September this year. The storm destroyed the territory, leaving more than three million U.S. citizens without electricity or running water. Since then, relief efforts have been slow going, inspiring some Trinity students to get involved. Jenna Shultz, first-year and intended biology and classical studies double major, approached David Tuttle, dean of students, concerning a fundraising campaign she felt passionate about. Both of Shultz’s parents are...