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MUSG kicks off school year with new members, proposals

Photo by Andrew Himmelberg
Ben Dombrowski and Allie Bitz during their campaign last school year.

On Monday, Sept. 18, MUSG held their second meeting of the year. This was their first with a newly-elected Senate.

The main item on the agenda for Monday’s meeting was a proposal to purchase a portable scoreboard for Valley Fields. The scoreboard would cost $4,130, and that money would come from the reserve fund, which currently holds $150,000.

“The (current scoreboard) at Valley Field is not really suitable (as is) and needs to be one where everyone can see and many people could use,” said MUSG Executive Vice President Allie Bitz.

Bitz said the remaining money in the reserve fund can be used to “benefit student body in whatever way we see fit.”

When looking into the matter, Bitz said there are many intramural and club sports at Marquette that do not get as much funding as other groups.

Discussion followed the introduction of the Valley Fields proposal, and voting will take place next week.

Blake Hartman, Legislature Vice President and a student in the College of Business Administration, helped walk the new senators through the meeting.

The residential senators were elected this fall, while the academic senators were elected this past spring. However, the Senate is still in search of a College of Education representative.

All senators — each individual representing either a residence hall, off-campus residents, commuters and one senator from each college — were introduced to the board.

“It takes time to get comfortable in your position,” Hartman said. “The best way to get involved and enjoy this position is to meet senators who were already here — and work together with them.”

As MUSG takes on this school year, President Ben Dombrowski said the board are ready to tackle new issues, and create change where needed. Dobrowski called MUSG, “(a group of) problem solvers that bridge the gap between the university and the student.”

He said he hopes members of MUSG will “courageously follow and show other people how to follow.”

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