SGA announces transportation to demonstration
Student Government Association President Dane Adams announced that students attending the Statewide Higher Education Demonstration on April 15 will have bus transportation to the event.
Adams passed a signup sheet around during the meeting and asked that students spread the word to other students. If more students sign up, they will adjust the number of buses accordingly.
“The more students that attend the protest, the greater impact it will have,” he said.
Adams also announced that Provost Jim Henderson will run a report on the Center for Advanced Computer Studies on April 15 to assure that the building’s amenities are working properly.
Three speakers attending the Pop Culture National Conference and seeking funding took the floor to explain their ideas. Students attending will present papers on matters such as the sexualization of male Marvel superheroes, ethics and impact of female characters and racism in Dr. Seuss stories.
Various senators gave the students additional funding to cover registration, hotel and parking costs.
The International Student Council announced that International Week will be held the week of April 27 instead of April 20.
The Office of Disability Services Committee and the Office of Transportation Services Committee announced they will soon discuss the civil rights complaint filed by a student regarding limited parking spaces for disabled students in Cajun Field.
In terms of new business, the Rules and Ethics committee proposed an amendment that would streamline the process of selecting new senators in the case of vacancies. The amendment calls for a longer application form and for the council of presidents to select applicants for an interview.
The council of presidents would then discuss each candidate interviewed and vote on who fills the vacant positions.
The American Institute of Architecture Students received $40.80 from the College of the Arts, $250 from the general fund and $375 from the College of Education to attend the Student Professional Development Conference from April 9-11 in Lubbock, Texas.
Sarah Gawronski received $157.50 from the College of Liberal Arts and $80 from the College of Business to attend the Pop Culture Association National Conference April 1-5 in New Orleans.
Disha Acharya received $157.50 from the College of Liberal Arts and $80 from the College of Business to attend the Pop Culture Association National Conference.
Mazen Al Haddad received $225 from the College of Sciences and $200 from the general fund to attend the WSCAR International Conference on Mobile Technology and Innovative Systems March 23-24 in Rome, Italy.