Recap of Student Government’s General Assembly for Wednesday, Jan. 22


Photo by Ryan Lanxton

SG President Nickxit Bhardw and Director of Foreign Outreach Samantha Uptmor tend to working in the SG offices.

Ryan Lanxton, Writer

This week’s Student Government meeting did not see any major decisions being made or the introduction of new bills, but several important announcements were made.

Notably, Senators Levi Todd and Angela Wang were absent, along with Director of Government and Legal Affairs Carl Grolle. However, the meeting continued as scheduled.

President Nickxit Bhardwaj started the meeting by announcing a food and housing forum where students and staff will be able to voice any concerns or opinions to representatives from Student Government and Picasso. Although the date and time have not yet been set, Bhardwaj encourages people to attend. 

Director of Financial Affairs Mustafa Salim announced the approval of three new appropriation requests by the funding board for three clubs on campus. $2,300 was approved for the Society of Automotive Engineers International and $5,030 for the Block Club. Another $500 was approved for the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association.

Logan Jorrey, director of web and technology, reported that the calendar for future Student Government meetings had been updated and posted to the Student Government website.

Julie Snyder, Student Government adviser, associate vice chancellor and dean of students,  reiterated that for those interested in running for a position in Student Government for the upcoming year, they will need to attend at least one of the information sessions held throughout the rest of the winter semester.

At these sessions, information on the campaign process, job description, campaign expenditures and other important topics will be discussed for interested students. The next information session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 in 350 French Hall at 1:45 p.m. with another two scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Finally, Student Government reminded students that although Picasso’s new $5 menu does not contain vegan-friendly meals, students can request for accommodations to be made. Additionally, specific meals can be prepared for those with health conditions and any other dietary restrictions.