SGA Briefs – 2/24/10

Glenn Taylor

The Student Government Association met on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Executive Board:
The Student Leader Advisory Committee met with President Lahey on March 1.

Student Concerns:
– Elections for 2010-2011 Student Government positions will be held on Wednesday, March 31.
– Leean Spalding from Chartwells is working on a new program called “Dare to Compare” which compares Quinnipiac’s meal plan with that of other Connecticut schools.
– Information Services is looking to put more Help Desk content online in order for students to be able to fix laptop problems.
– According to Facilities, there is not much that can be done about the noise related to the Echlin construction.
– No new grills will be added in Hill, but any grills that are broken will be replaced when weather gets warmer.
– Full access to cell phone service is estimated to be provided in York Hill once the Student Center is completed in the summer.
– Due to Spring Break, a Special Election for the open junior class representative position is unlikely to be held.

– Programming Committee sent out e-mails to local colleges to discuss “Meet and Greets” with them.

– This past weekend, SGA sent five members to represent Quinnipiac at the Conference on Student Government Associations (COSGA). These members were Matt Hudak, Dan Dempsey, Tom Galo, Jamie Kloss and Ben Cloutier.
– Budget workshops started March 1. This was the first of a series of 10 workshops in March to prepare for Budget Weekend.
– Tuition breakdown is expected to be released later this month.

Public Relations:
– As of Wednesday, Feb. 24, there have been 53 confirmed non-profit organization sites for “The Big Event,” as well as 36 teams who have registered.
– The Public Relations Committee is working with the Presidents and Vice Presidents Committee and the Student Awareness Committee (SAC) to sponsor an “SGA Day” in the spring.

Allison Skidmore – Motion sent to accept the Student Programming Board’s recommendation to add D. to number I under Section 2 of the SGA Financial Policy. The change to this policy would allocate 58 percent of SGA’s budget to SPB, while it would also exclude SPB from being audited – TABLED UNTIL WEDNESDAY