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SGA Minutes | Passed resolutions reduce SGA senators, reallocate funds

SGA President John Pearce reported
that the accreditation team is visiting
NSU on March 14, 15 and 16.
SGA and SAB Intent to Run forms are
now available on OrgSync and will be
open until March 17.
The resolution approved in last week’s
meeting regarding the Wi-Fi problems
on campus, R.SP.2017-02, was
delivered to the housing department,
Dean of Students Frances Conine and
Acting President Dr. Chris Maggio.
The Center for Inclusion and Diversity
and SGA will host guest speaker Odell
Bizzell on Wednesday, March 15 from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 107 of Russell
SGA approved two bills at the meeting:
SB.SP.17-01 allocates $20,000 from
ORF to the SGA Treasury to grant to
student organizations that apply. The
amount can be up to $5,000 once per
year. SB.SP.17-02 reduces the number
of SGA senators from 36 to 25 and
will take effect in spring 2018. Now
approved by the SGA Senate, the student
body will have to vote on the bill.
SGA Senator Jacob Ellis said he is in
total agreement with SB.SP.17-02,
stating that it will make it easier for SGA
to reach quorum and pass bills.
The Auxiliary Services Committee
met last Tuesday and discussed several
topics. Ellis reported that the committee
considered the opening of a café on
the Shreveport campus, discussed the
possibility of a wider variety of apparel
and merchandise in the bookstore (like
Scholars’ College apparel, for example)
and technology updates in the post
SGA Senator Bailey Pierce suggested
information about the Quality
Enhancement Plan should be
widely available to students. In response,
Pearce said he will post the QEP website
in the Student Concerns page as well as
in Student Messenger. “We should be as
transparent and accessible as possible,”
Pearce said


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