The Student Government Association approved requests Feb. 20 for a safety net above campus racquetball courts and a practice field for the Ultimate Frisbee team and passed a resolution suggesting that provost scholars who also are residential advisers be paid for their work.
Provost scholars receive full-tuition scholarship funds for fall, winter, spring and summer semesters.
Normally such students are not allowed to receive any further money for campus work. However, the provost scholars who also are RAs told SGA officials they want to be paid for that work.
Josh Edgren and Jesse Dahms, both of whom submitted a bill proposing provost scholars be paid, each told Senate members they had already conferred with Dr. Kimberly Thornbury, senior vice president of student services and dean of students, about the matter.
They said Thornbury doubts the request will be approved by administration officials because provost scholars already are generously funded.
Still, SGA members voted to support the resolution, which will be passed onto Thornbury.
Also passed was an acclamation, which is the passing of a bill with the Senate representatives’ unanimous support, to honor university President David Dockery for his service.
Dockery announced recently his role at the university will shift from president to chancellor once a new president is chosen.
— Ashley Smith, Staff Writer