Senate to go digital for fall semester

Fall appropriations requests to Student Senate will be submitted electronically after a successful vote on a measure during the meeting Wednesday.

During discussion, Senators raised concerns that some students might not have access to computers at home, but decided access on campus and in the Lions’ Den would be sufficient. Senate bills and appropriations will be moved to a Blackboard site and where members can download and review information before they come to meetings.

Senate meetings will be moved to a room with a computer and projector so resolutions can be edited during discussion.

A motion to allocate $1000 to Kappa Alpha failed to bring a recommendation from the finance committee. During discussion Kappa Alpha dropped its request to use the funds for a conference and Greek T-shirts and said the money would go to T-shirts to raise awareness about muscular dystrophy. The motion passed.

The finance committee recommended $900 for the German Club’s request to help fund its group trip to see an opera in Kansas City. Senate recommended $1000 after discussion. Several members of the German Club sit on Senate, but were required to abstain from voting.

Senate will not meet Feb. 27 because of Senior Assessment Day.