Politics

SGA Minutes 1/25/12

default article imageThe SGA met on February 15 for a general meeting. Presi-dent Nicole Levy reminded the Senate about volunteer op-portunities such as the “Undie Run”possible “Penny War” and an opportunity to help those affected by the Brighton fire tragedy. Vice President Nagy addressed the Senate about the staff of the University being rude. She asks that you file a concise statement about the situation. Nagy also wanted to remind everyone that there is a doctor and psychiatrist at the Heath Center for eight to 10 hours a week and are available in case of emergency.

Alternative Spring break is coming up and this year it is a trip to Guatemala. The group is re-questing money to help fund their trips. This is a community ser-vice trip and those who have done it in the past have come back with once in a lifetime experience.

Nagy also commented on the 260 cases of the Norovirus at Princeton and Rider. She wanted to assure the students that there is an enormous effort to sanitize the campus. The fire marshal recent-ly explained that the doors in the Student Center doors are intended to be used as fire doors and can no longer be propped open.

Ravi Shah of Student Affairs came and addressed the Univer-sity’s attempt at recycling more on campus. The University is also looking into installing a large amount of new solar panels. Some students have complained that the landscaping crew has been using leaf blowers and lawnmowers too early in the morning on the resi-dential side. The goal is to have them use the tools past 10 a.m.

Carmine Ruocco spoke with Vice President Nagy about the use of meal plans in multiple lo-cations. Students will be able to use their meal plan in the Stu-dent Center, Shadows and Magil Dining Hall. Students will also be able to transfer declining dol-lars from the fall semester to the spring semester but it will not al-low the dollars to be transferred from the spring to the fall of the following school year.

In Academics, towards the end of this month or even be-fore then, summer classes will be posted on WEBstudent. As a reminder, summer classes will come out before the fall and spring classes for next year. According to Dr. Tom Pearson, there is as disconnect between advisors and professor advice.

There are multiple events for fundraisers of those part of the University’s community affected by the fire last week. A sister of Phi Sigma Sigma is collecting money for the three professors who lost every-thing in the fire.



Correction:

In last week’s issue, the SGA Minutes in the Politics section were reported with one inaccuracy. It should have been stated that the plans for students to use their meal plans in the Student Center and Shadows are tentative, not definite as the article stated.