Senate updates: Sept. 15

Funding requests

The TAMID Group, a national organization that pairs undergraduate students with Israeli startups for investing and consulting work, requested $602.21 in funding to go toward a tent for tabling. The request was denied at the Friday senate meeting, because the organization receives national funding.

“Student government is not a bank. We’re here to aid the entire student body,” Student Government President Mitchell Rosenberg said during the meeting.

Student discount presentation

A program to put student discounts in use at more businesses, called Student Government Perks, was presented at the senate meeting. Speaker of Senate Alex Ballard suggested postponing the vote to a later date.

The program would allow students to receive discounts at larger chains, since the company is on a national level, like McDonald’s. The cost of funding would depend on how many “discount cards” student government would be interested in purchasing, with 1,000 cards costing $3,000, according to the Student Government Perks website.

Elections Committee appointment

Elena Dennis, a junior health sciences major, was unanimously approved to serve on the Elections Committee. Dennis previously served as an at-large senator.

Student government radio show

“Wake Up With SGA,” the new student government radio show, will start in the next two weeks. The show will air at 9 a.m.

Bike theft

The senate discussed ideas for preventing bike theft including building bike garages and fenced-off areas for bicycle storage. The storage areas would be accessible using student ID cards.

Compiled by Emma Reith

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