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The Student Government Association held a general meeting on October 12 where they discussed various potential Florida Tech changes and updates, including several projects and events.
There is a new manager for intramurals and club sports, Victor Perez, who is located on the second floor of the Student Union Building (SUB). There was also the introduction of first-year Representatives and Senators as follows: Liam Spinner (FR) (QOL), Aletha Harvey (FR) (Sig Prog), Deztynee Bryan (FR) (DEI) and Charlie Condon (S ) (academics).
New updates on possible campus additions: more solar powered tables coming soon. Over the past two years, six new solar tables have been added, and there are discussions between the Sustainability Council and the SGA about the likelihood of adding three more and where the student body would like them. see located.
The introduction of the Portable Blue Light & Security app is another possible addition to ease the minds of students, staff and faculty. This application was presented to the Dean of Students, David McMahan, who was present at the meeting. This app will allow students to use the Emergency Blue Light feature located around campus and many other resources to be helpful.
Meetings and Events Updates: Student Activities Fundraising Committee meetings have been moved to the top of the SUB. The Student Leaders Luncheon is scheduled for November 3, 2022, SGA will send more information. The Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) open floor is scheduled to be rescheduled Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the SUB. An email was sent about this event on October 13 with links to two surveys titled: Campus Mental Health Services Survey and Student Demographic Survey. These surveys are implemented to capture the overall well-being of the student body and you can earn a Starbucks drink voucher. Additionally, pool tables are now free at the Rathskeller.
New business this week involved the motion to move four new appointees: two new judge appointees and two new cabinet appointees. A majority vote was in favor of the appointed judges: Sara Bergamini and Logan Rutt. As well as a majority vote in favor of the cabinet appointees: Mason Yaskovic named athletics and intramural liaison and Anna Grimm named Greek life liaison.
There are also new ideas that have been raised during the senate meeting which directly follows the general assembly. Some of these new ideas included an additional explanation of the solar tables. These charts help with the School Sustainability Rating and Evaluation System (STARS) which refers to the sustainability of the Florida Tech campus as a whole. Other ideas that were presented and discussed at the Senate meeting were the possible implementation of reusable cups, sponsored by SGA, which could potentially be used at Starbucks in Clemente and possibly even at Einstein in the SUB. Another step toward Florida Tech’s sustainability is setting up more water bottle stations around campus.
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