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SGA approves resolution allowing non-affiliated students be elected President or Vice President

Photo by Gavin Petrone
SGA’s legislative body meeting on Monday, February 12 in the Lawrence Hall Fishbowl.

In a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, SGA passed Resolution BL.02122024 by vote of 7-3 with one abstention, eliminating the requirement that election participants have at least one prior semester of senator experience.


Anyone can now run for the position of either President or Vice President of SGA, regardless of experience.


President Marc Palombo said that anyone interested in running without prior experience should, “Come talk to me, come to some legislative body meetings to see how they’re run currently and read some previous articles from The Globe.”


“Get involved on campus as much as possible to know who you’re actually representing,” Palombo said.


Vice President Trevor FitzSimmons said, “This was submitted to me, but it is not something that I personally agree with.”


Senator-at-Large Robert Fornataro said he agreed with FitzSimmons’ sentiment.


“I can’t speak for everybody here,” said Fornataro, “but I can speak for the majority that this is ridiculous. No one will agree to vote on this, you can’t have someone running an organization that has never been a part of it.”


Graphic Design Coordinator Alexis Faessel was the main voice of support for the resolution.


“We should welcome people with open arms,” Faessel said. “The primary reason why I motioned this is because I think there needs to be knowledge about the position.”


Senator Zane Atkins also said he supported the resolution.


“I just think that the students should get to decide,” Atkins said. “I’ve been in SGA for a semester and I feel like if you took [someone with no experience] it wouldn’t be any worse than me.”


Executive Committee Elections will be held soon and any student freshman to senior year can vote.


The club constitution for “The Disk” student newspaper was approved in a vote of 9-0 with two abstentions.


Executive Cabinet Member Matt Foxall introduced and headed the effort to get the constitution approved.


Foxall described “The Disk” as a “comedy parody newspaper organization.” He said that he would also be interested in writing fact-based articles as well.


The constitution of the Point Park Jazz Ensemble was approved unanimously. It created a musical jazz ensemble of Point Park students gathered to play music.


It cited its purpose as, “enabl[ing] students to utilize self expression through jazz music.”


President Marc Palombo said that he has begun holding interviews for the Wi-Fi Work-Study position previously introduced to boost campus IT improvements.


Palombo and Vice President Trevor FitzSimmons have begun efforts to create a survey on select students regarding the university’s Adobe provisions.


FitzSimmons said he selected people he determined most likely to use Adobe, how much they use it and if having access would benefit them.


Treasurer MC Carder said she successfully got Physical Plant’s Vice President of Operations Chris Hill to provide string lights to the alleyway leading from Village Park to First Avenue.


Carder said she expects the lights to be put up sometime in March.


The next SGA meeting will be held on February 19 at 3:15 in LH200. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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