Senate passes two resolutions during Nov. 2 meeting

The Senate meets every two Wednesdays at 9:30 | Photo Credit Luke Brake

Two pieces of legislation were presented at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 during Union’s fourth senate meeting of this academic year.

The first resolution (195-34), presented by Senior Council member Eddie Echeverria, requested that the school’s administration begin the process of repairing the locks on bathroom doors in the PAC, especially in the “C” hallway. Echeverria said the project could cost over $1000, but the problem is one that needs to be addressed. After a series of questions, the resolution passed.

The second resolution (195-35), presented by Josiah McGee, president of Sophomore Council, stated the need for first aid kits in the Union University vans. After meeting with Safety and Security and accompanying them in their inspection of the vans, he confirmed that the vans do not currently have first aid kits nor has any decision been made to buy them. McGee said the lack of first aid kits could be both a safety hazard and a potential liability for the campus.

The Safety and Security staff has been reluctant to buy expensive kits because the medicine included would spoil in extreme temperatures. McGee proposed that inexpensive kits be purchased, which only contain necessities such as gauze, band-aids, or hydrogen peroxide. This resolution also passed.

David Taylor, student ambassador, will update the senate body next meeting about the administration’s response to these resolutions and their progress.

In addition to legislation, two representatives from Enactus spoke to the senate body for the “organization spotlight,” and SAC president Jessica Vinyard spoke about the organization’s upcoming event, “Hunt the City,” on Nov. 12, beginning in the afternoon. Up to 20 teams of 4-6 people can compete, and there will be prizes for winning teams.

The treasurer, Trenton Holloway, gave his budget report before and after legislation was presented, and the amount remained at $1,250, as no bills were presented.

Photo courtesy of Luke Brake.

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