MUSG Senate passes Resolution #1, approves SOF allocation to Mardi Gras

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Marquette University Student Government convened for the third senate meeting of the 2013-14 academic school year. President Sam Schultz started the meeting by thanking senators that did not run for reelection this year, as Thursday’s meeting would be their last.

Executive Vice President Zach Bowman followed President Schultz, saying that the election results of Thursday’s vote will be announced outside of the MUSG office, Room 133 of the Alumni Memorial Union at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

After election details were discussed, Senator Zach Wallace told senate about his meeting with the Marquette University Core Curriculum Review Committee. Wallace informed senators that the committee is revamping their website in order to make it user-friendlier for students. Wallace also spoke on behalf of the committee, who want to continue to remind students that the core curriculum is not just “general information”—it is part of a necessary education that Marquette hopes students will apply to their future careers.

Legislative Vice President Kyle Whelton then brought forward Resolution #1, titled: Commending Chief Larry Rickard on Service to Marquette’s Student Body. Chief Rickart served for 21 years as a member of Marquette’s Department of Pubic Safety (DPS). Rickart will be retiring from his position, effective as of Sept. 13, 2013. After a vote, Resolution #1 passed unanimously.

To finish the senate meeting, senators approve the SOF allocation of $5,000 to Mardi Gras, a sum that will go towards transporting 35 Marquette students to New Orleans for a service trip. The service work performed during Mardi Gras reflects very highly on the Marquette community, therefore a positive and appropriate use of the student activity fund.

Senate adjourned on Thursday at 7:50 p.m.

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