Last Thursday’s Marquette Student Government Senate meeting was highlighted by a series of three elections.
Sen. Thomas Schick, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, was elected to the residential budget committee, while Zack Wallace, a freshman in the College of Business Administration, became the newest member of the residential student organization funding committee. Additionally, Zachary Bowman, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, was elected President Pro Tempore of the senate.
As President Pro Tempore, Bowman will act as a liaison between the four main senate committees by attending the different committees’ meetings. In the past, the President Pro Tempore was required to attend all four weekly committee meetings. This year, Bowman will need to attend at least one per week.
During the committee report portion of the meeting, business and administration committee chair Joe Daufenbach, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, brought up the possibility of administering an alcohol survey among students in the coming weeks. While on the topic of alcohol, Sen. Kyle Whelton, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the student life committee was looking into the establishment of a “Good Samaritan” policy at Marquette. Such a rule would protect students from penalization when they need to call emergency services for an intoxicated friend.
Arica VanBoxtel, MUSG president and senior in the College of Communication, also gave a brief update on the upcoming renovations of Johnston Hall, Marquette Hall and Sensenbrenner Hall. She said the facilities committee is moving forward on its restoration plan for the three historic core campus buildings.