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Two new pieces of legislation were introduced in the Student Government Association House and Senate tonight.A Resolution in Support for the Implementation of VendingMisers and a Resolution to Support the Creation of a Policy Ensuring Excused Absences for Students who are Voting and the Suspension of Exams and Presentations on Election Day were brought before both bodies for the first time.
The Student Government Association will hold its first State of the Student Body address at 7:30 p.m. on Feb.
Candidate Eligibility Packets were released tonight at the Student Government Association meeting.
A piece of legislation calling for the closure of the university on voting days was read both the Student Government Association House and Senate tonight.
The first Student Government Association meeting of the spring semester welcomed eight new Senators to the Senate Monday night.Austin Blessing, Rahul Gopireddy, Bailey Gashton, Jackie Smith, Shayna Haynes-Heard, Boomer Wingard, Kyle Norman and Dan Duong were elected after giving minute long speeches and answering two questions from the audience as to why they were qualified to fill the open Senate seats.Six seats still remain open."We had individuals come up after (the election) who, because of some miss communication, wanted to run but didn't," said SGA President Chuck Mahone.
The Student Government Association will no longer be meeting in the Bovee University Center's Auditorium due to intended renovations on the room.SGA President Chuck Mahone said despite the fact renovations will not begin on the auditorium for awhile yet, he wanted to make the move at the start of the semester to avoid confusion."We're still waiting to see if it's possible to stay (in the auditorium) but for right now, we're tentatively going to be using Anspach," he said.Meetings will be held in Anspach 162.
With the spring semester comes "big plans" from the Student Government Association, says SGA President Chuck Mahone."We haven't announced it yet, but there will be hosting a big event that we hope can somewhat bring the student body together and raise awareness for certain issues," Mahone said.
The last Student Government Association meeting of the year ended in 20 minutes in the House Monday night after approving a resolution to establish voter registration booths at freshman orientation.Penned by the SGA Governmental Affairs committee, the motivation for the bill came after committee members felt college age students did not attend the polls during the elections nearly enough.
Legislation in support of installing card-readers for the
side entrances for residence halls was postponed in the Senate during Monday
night’s Student Government Association meeting after heated debate.The bill, brought before SGA by Senator Tristan Tibbe, will
be taken before the Residence Hall Association in hopes of gaining RHA
Recently elected Mount Pleasant City Commissioner Nick Madaj and City Manager Nancy Ridley spoke to house members of the Student Government Association regarding events covered in a meeting between city commission members and members of the student liaison committee Nov.
When Alana D'Ambrosio-Berry was sleeping Halloween night, she was awoken suddenly by screams of terror on Crawford Road.A resident of Bilbrael Street, a side street off of Crawford, she rushed to her window to see what was happening.
Central Michigan University Football Head Coach John Bonamego visited the Student Government Association House and Senate during their Oct.
City Commission Liaison Ian Elliot spoke in the Senate tonight, asking for student input regarding a meeting on student conduct and how it effects residents Nov 11 in the Lake Huron Room of the Bovee University Center.
A student bereavement policy was passed in the Senate but not in the House last Monday was amended and passed in tonight's Student Government Association Meeting.Within the policy, a friendly amendment was made to change the word "abused" to "exploited." The overall language of the bill was not changed and an overwhelming vote in favor of the bill ensured it was passed within the House.
Due to a split vote in the HouseLast year, SGA attempted to reopen subgroup 4A in an attempt
to ensure students were required to take at least one course about race.
Student Government Association Senate voted in favor of drafting a Student Bereavement Policy which would allow students to contact the university in the event of a death in the family.
The Student Government Association's annual "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" awareness event was met with a largely negative response from the student population Wednesday afternoon after the diversity sub-committee utilized blackface in a racist Halloween costume demonstration."(We're a Culture, Not a Costume) is a campaign that we've done for three years except this time we did it live," said Chuck Mahone, President of SGA.
In an effort to reach more students across campus, the Student Government Association's Diversity Committee plans to redesign their yearly "We're a Culture, NOT a Costume" campaign. The new campaign "I am ___ not ___" hopes to combat not just racial and cultural offensive stereotypes, but stereotypes about gender and sexuality as well.
As president of the Student Government Association, Chuck Mahone serves as the bridge between the student body and administration.
The Board of Trustees Student Liaison meeting took place Wednesday, Sept. 16 and announced that the Student Programming Fund was granted a 150,000 dollar increase.120,000 dollars will be put towards the Student Budget Allocation Committee and 30,000 dollars will be going towards Program Board.