SGA President says no

Ismert uses first veto in 30 years Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Lara Ismert, Student Government Association president, struck down an adopted Senate resolution for the first time in decades before SGA’s last meeting of buy cialis online the semester. The resolution had allocated about $1,000 from the carryover fund of the previous SGA fiscal year for the Pitt Points scholarship program, and had been approved by a unanimous vote on Nov. 14. The Pitt Points program rewards students who are active participants in university-sponsored events by giving out an academic scholarship and other prizes. Ismert says she decided to use her veto power after the question of fundraising had been raised at SGA’s previous…

Student government tightens wallet

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Student senators voted a resolution down after a rare extended debate about SGA’s internal finances at their meeting on Nov. 14. “We had a very open and honest discussion where people really stood up viagra generic for what they believed,” said Sydney Ward, SGA vice president. There were 15 “no” votes, enough to reject SGA Resolution 12-21 by denying it the required two-thirds majority vote. This is a rare event, as the majority of all SGA Resolutions pass the Senate at-large unanimously. Senators carefully construct resolutions at the committee level and discuss the details outside of the official meetings. However, when the resolution, allocating $2,200 for SGA office expenses from…

Arts center bids come over budget

Artist rendering of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief Sometimes $30 million isn’t quite enough. Bids for the PSU Performing Arts Center were due Oct. 30, but the university hasn’t awarded the project to a contractor because the lowest bid was over the budget. Pitt State has 30 days from the due date to examine its options and award it to one of the contractors. “We had a base bid that included everything that we wanted in the facility,” said Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning. “But we also included 21 alternate options in case what we received didn’t line up with what we had planned.” Seven contractors placed bids that were close in price, and Stewart says the lowest…