–MASSPIRG coordinator Emily Borden updated the Senate on the organization’s campaigns for the semester. The annual Hunger Cleanup runs through April 14. Proceeds will benefit the Berkshire Food project.
–Public Relations Chair Kate Moore told the Senate SGA’s new suggestion box is successful. The box, located at the Campus Center Marketplace Info Booth, has received several suggestions already.
President Todd Foy told the Senate that SGA e-board will discuss who will respond to the suggestions, since it’s currently unclear who’s job that is.
–Class 2013 president Lizzy Mullen updated SGA about the Coffeehouse event held before break. The event, which doubled as the class meeting, included different creative arts, including a rapper, a slideshow by the Photography Club, a story reading and poetry readings.
In April, the class of 2013 will be organizing a philanthropy project. Pieces of quilts will be donated to an organization and sent overseas to underprivileged children.
–Advisor Jenn Craig reminded students that nomination papers for elected positions, along with signatures, are due April 2. Papers can be picked up and dropped off at the Student Government Office on the third floor of the Campus Center.
–Senator Jason Brown told SGA the bike share program is moving along. According to Brown, the first seven bikes were delivered to campus Monday afternoon. The bikes are internal hub 3-speeds, which Senator Dan Celentano called “more or less indestructable.” The bikes will come with lights and baskets. Brown said when the program is launched during Earth Week, suggested routes students may enjoy will be available.
–PR Chair Moore reminded the Senate about National Residence Hall Honorary’s Grilled Cheese fundraiser. The fundraiser, which is next Thursday, March 29, raises money for a NRHH scholarship. Delivery is available in the Townhouses from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. in Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall.
–Commuter Chair Sarah Grimaldi reminded the Senate of the Budget and Finance Committee’s Community Meeting, which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in Murdock 218. During the meeting, clubs will be able to ask additional questions not addressed during the budget meetings, share ideas for creating events with less funds, and discuss what can be done during next year’s budget process.
Student Government Association meetings are Mondays at 7 p.m. in Murdock 218, and are open to the public