Senate hosts first meeting of semester, approves fall budget

By Nathan Hatcher, Editor-in-Chief

Senators approved the budget and standing rules for the Fall 2011 semester at the first Student Senate meeting of the new academic year.

The meeting was hosted Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.

Senators voted in approval for about $32,000 alloted to Student Senate in the Fall 2011 Student Government Association budget.

Click here and here to see a full list of the Student Government Association president’s recommended budget.

Senators also voted unanimously to approve Sens. Hau Can (graduate) and German Martinez (Greek) to their new Senate positions.

Both senators were recommended for their positions by Sen. Ciera Terry (theater).

Sarah Cook, president of Student Senate, said she was looking to fill the athletics and dance and arts management senator seats.

An email to students announced the open seats and received 15 responses from interested students, Cook said.

Emma Velez, president of Student Government Association, and Terry will work together to fill the seats, she said.

Cook presented senators with a list of standing Senate rules, which were voted on and approved unanimously.

Click here and here for a full list of the rules approved at the meeting.

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Why are they spending $5000 on the SGA retreat!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. Why do you need $5000 to spend on a retreat for YOURSELVES! This is a misappropriation of tuition money that students and parents work extremely hard for. I believe that not only students have the right to see this, but the parents who pay a majority of the funds. They actually have more of a right than the students do. I dare you

God Bless

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