Perhaps in the most exciting meeting this semester, the GCSU passed a student proposal, a proposal for Alex’s and another regarding Open Hours.
If you passed through the lobby of Alex’s within the last three weeks, you probably noticed Rashad Briscoe — President of the Multicultural Student Union (MCSU) — sitting with a collection box to help support the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the MSCU raised $300 in Geneva Community donations. He approached the GCSU with a proposal asking it to match the donations. The GCSU discussed the proposal and decided to not only match it, but nearly double it in order to assist those in need.
The GCSU is providing $700 to the MCSU so that they can donate it to the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Earlier in the semester in one of its first meetings, the GCSU passed a proposal to put a Brite Screen in the lobby of Alex’s. The project encountered financial difficulties, so the GCSU decided to pass another proposal allocating $1218.99 to the cause. Dave Rhoades, Instructional Media Center Director, will be leading the purchasing and installation.
Open Hours have been at the top of student discussion for quite some time now. After discussions with Director of Residence Life Neil Best, the GCSU prepared a proposal — based on one written earlier this semester by Residential Area Coordinator for Upperclassman Learning Dan Williams (’07) – to extend Open Hours to:
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Monday: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Wednesday: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Thursday: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
The proposal passed and now the GCSU plans on meeting with Mr. Best and Dr. Loomis next Wednesday to discuss it further. The proposal must be approved by them and then approved by other members of the administration before a policy change can truly be made.
After discussing the proposals, newly-appointed GCSU Executive President revealed to the union that the GCSU will once again foot the bill on keeping Skye Lounge open until 3 a.m. through finals week and also provide Orms Donuts on Reading Day.
Lastly, the floor was open to discuss the recent decision to appoint Jeff Clingan to the Executive President position. The members went back-and-forth on the issue, but ultimately came to this conclusion: the decision was passed by a written proposal and if any of the current members would like to see it change then they will have to do the research and planning to write another proposal that will have to be reviewed and voted on at the next GCSU meeting.
The GCSU would like to thank the Cabinet’s Editor-in-Chief Joel Shannon for covering the meeting and Rashad Briscoe for bringing forth such a good-willed idea.
If you would like to see campus change or have an idea you would like to see then contact the GCSU at firstname.lastname@example.org.