This past Thursday, Feb. 20, Student Senate inducted two new members, Deanna Maurone and Ismaldo Adames.
A student with a wheelchair disability from Burrowes Hall came in to speak about the snow difficulties experienced on campus. Accompanying her was another student who actually fell outside of the SMC, and said student ended up having to go to the ER to get a CAT scan, along with a mandated brace for her back. The disabled student however, talked about various solutions that maintenance could start implementing. She passed around a petition, and Parth, our vice president and chair of student concerns committee, said he would follow up with her request.
Senate discussed the Strategic Plan and the goals that came along with it. If anyone has any questions or is curious about how it is going, feel free to stop in anytime, or contact a senator.
Senate brought up The Silencing the Hate Week, with this year’s theme being Religion and Spirituality. The event will be occurring from the 14th-17th, and senate was thinking about having a meditation room, and for another event, they wanted to have a food drive. If any other organizations around campus would like to collaborate with senate or has any ideas to aid the cause, contact a senator.
Relay for Life is being held again this year on April 4th and April 5th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
COSGA, Conference of Student Government Association, was held from Saturday the 22nd to Tuesday the 25th. Senators took a trip down to Texas A&M, where they learned about government through activities and organizations, as well as benefited from learning about other senates from schools across the nation.
We talked about bus transportation, and about how recently there was an issue where a student was asked to provide payment for the ride. This problem was fixed, and for simplicity’s sake, the bottom line is this: Millersville Bus 16 is free year round. There was a mix up with our policy and another policy in the area, but if you or anyone has ever paid for a trip on Bus 16, contact the company and get your money back!
The VP of the Black Student Union talked about their programs next week, and there are a ton of things going on, with something happening Monday-Friday. Stop by their office, or contact a senator for more information.
On March 8th, from 7-8 p.m., there will be a comedian presented by UAB, and tickets are free to students. The comedian has been on MTV and Comedy Central before, so stop by the ticket window soon.
Basketball action is happening this weekend, with the women on at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. Come out to Pucillo to support!
That’s all for this week, be sure to check in again next week for more information.