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SGA Coverage, Nov. 28

This week’s Student Government Association meeting covered upcoming changes and updates regarding the Axe Library as well as passing two resolutions.

The SGA welcomed a guest speaker, Jorge Leon who works for library services. Leon announced that although the basement construction of the library has taken longer than expected, it is almost finished and the library is shooting for next week as a timetable for completion. The basement will function much like the third floor study areas. There will be nine study areas: five can be reserved, and four will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, and there will be modular classrooms.

Extended hours at the library will begin next week in preparation for finals. The extended hours are:
Dec. 2, 12 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Dec. 3 and 4, 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Dec. 9, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Dec. 10-12 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.. Additionally, the Axe Grind is back up and running.

Treasurer Ngo announced that allocation amounts will not be finalized until three appeals are finalized, and once they have, the numbers will go to the business office to be transferred into the student organization accounts.

Students are reminded that there are still several spots open for the Higher Education day, and that they have until next Friday to submit their applications through Gorilla Engage.

Resolution 18-25 regarding another microwave for student use in the Overman Student Center was passed unanimously.

In new business, Resolution 18-26 was introduced regarding the KS elections. The resolution proposes that the SGA should write letters to congratulate recently elected local, state, and national officials, as it is important to establish and maintain relations with our elected officials. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

The second resolution proposed was Resolution 18-27 approving the topics for Higher Education Day. The topics are: mental health issues, recommending Kansas legislature increase funding for higher education, as well as recommending that Kansas legislature require universities to adopt affirmative consent policies. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

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