Students discuss speaker allocation

Senate discussed bringing inspirational speaker Holly Hoffman, former “Survivor: Nicaragua” contestant, to campus next year at the open forum Thursday night.
Hoffman is a South Dakota native, and has been traveling around to schools for the past five years spreading her message of “positivity, determination, and energy,” according to Senate President Katrina Hurley.
An FYI class is specifically interested in bringing her to campus, but her presentation would be open to everyone.
Next, Hurley reported that the Campus Improvement Committee met with Vice President of Administration and Finance Dale Grant to discuss changing the dorm lobby bathrooms to unisex. They were directed to the NSCS system office, so Hurley sent a copy of the proposal to Student Trustee Coy Clark. Once administration signs off on the proposal, Clark will present it to the system office.
Hurley announced that Spring Daze volunteer sign-ups are currently going on in the Student Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The first 50 volunteers to sign-up will receive a prize.
One student praised Senate’s recycling project but brought up that the recycling bin in Edna Hall is not getting emptied.
That student also proposed an idea for parking areas and passes for students who live on campus, but may have to commute from work straight to class and do not have time to park at the dorms and walk to the classroom buildings. Hurley also brought up an idea for student EMT parking, as there have been some issues with those students getting an emergency call and not having their vehicles easily accessible. She mentioned charging them a one-time fee to obtain a staff parking pass.

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