SGA Senators to vote on 3 resolutions Monday

Senators will vote on three resolu-tions at the SGA’s final spring meeting Monday.

The first resolution, sponsored by SGA president Shivani Gupta and vice president Mireille Truong, would decree the annual Fall Block Show, Homecoming and the Intercultural Festival as VCU traditions.

Tim Reed, director of University Student Commons and activities, told the group for an event to receive funds it must achieve tradition status from the SGA. To be classified as such a tradition, he said, 1,000 or more people must attend the event.

Truong responded that an approved resolution ensures funding every year for these events.

The second resolution to be voted on Monday would allow the SGA to provide funds for an additional copy machine in the Student Activities Center. The SGA now provides and manages copier services to student organizations.

“The SGA (won’t) have to make copies for student organizations anymore,” Truong said, because they could do it themselves.

The third resolution introduced at last Monday’s meeting creates a new position: an executive director of university relations to serve as a liaison for the SGA and for the students. This position will be listed on the ballot with executive candidates and senators in future elections.

In further Senate action last week, Samantha Marsh, under the direction of SGA elections director John Wie, accepted nominations for 11 committee directors for 2003-04. Available seats include speaker of the Senate, assistant speaker and clerk as well as parliamentarian. In addition, nominations for directors of appropriations, Senate affairs, student affairs, communications, government affairs, community affairs plus elections also were accepted.

After Wie facilitated a special internal election for the losing executive candidates, Ali Khan, Myo Thwin-Myint, Hitesh Patel and Marsh each unanimously won a seat in the Senate.

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