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Student Senate semester wrap-up

With a mostly inexperienced executive board and a full schedule, Bradley’s Student Senate is wrapping up their first semester.

Senate passed seven resolutions, most of which came during November. Only two resolutions were vetoed as a collective body.

One of the resolutions was written by Chairwoman Holly Alguire of the Campus Affairs Committee, which proposed nine new trash cans around campus to be installed in a five semester period.

The CLA Committee then presented a resolution that proposed the creation of a feasibility committee for a tunnel under University Ave. leading to the St. James Apartment Complex. The resolution passed and was sent to the administration and passed on to Vice President for Student Affairs Alan Galsky to present to the board.

In a two week period, Academic Affair Chairwoman Emily Corona, City and Local Affairs Chairman William Parkhurst and Vice President Bailey Miller all presented resolutions that the Senate passed.

Corona proposed that Bradley Senate recommended that the academic administration require midterm grades to be posted on Webster. The proposal states the grades are only required if 35 percent or greater of the total course points have been completed.

From the CLA Committee, two resolutions were proposed in an effort to improve campus life.

The first resolution requested that a signed letter from senate be sent to the engineering department to investigate the state of Bradley’s sidewalks. The second resolution from the CLA Committee recommended that Senate reviews the policies for the use of Bradley’s carrier vans.

Vice President Miller presented a resolution from the executive board that proposed Bradley’s academic department heads to encourage professors to wear Bradley-spirited clothes on Fridays.

During the semester, Senate also switched from written ballots to electronic voting and approved the Student Activities Budget Review Committee (SABRC) budget for the upcoming semester.

For students interested in learning more about Student Senate, students can attend General Assembly meetings that are held every Monday at 5 p.m. in the Garrett Center or contact their senator.

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