SGA Senate wrapped up their final session of the previous year on Feb. 10, 2020. All of the new senators were in attendance in anticipation of settling into their roles at the first session of next term.
Many senators gave thanks for the time and effort their fellow senators had put in this past term and encouraged the incoming senators to go above and beyond in their job to serve Auburn.
Julianne Lyn, SGA executive vice president of initiatives, reminded senators to encourage students to give money to the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program on Feb. 19 during Tiger Giving Day.
This program is entirely student-funded. Around $21,000 remains to be raised in order to keep the program self-sustaining.
After reports from officers and colleges, Sadok Aounallah, SGA housing liaison, announced a tentative plan for student housing over the next four to five years.
“As a lot of folks know, we leased half of 160 Ross, and hopefully by next year, we will be leasing the whole complex,” Aounallah said. “The price will be the same price as the Village.”
Aounallah discussed Auburn Housing’s future plans for the renovation of the Hill, Cambridge and the Quad.
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“Around summer 2021 to spring 2022, three more buildings in the Hill will be closing … leaving only Knapp, Sasnett and Boyd,” Aounallah said.
Aounallah said that in the summer of 2023, Cambridge will be torn down.
He said that Auburn Housing also plans to tear down the Early Learning Center, the Marriage & Family Therapy Center and the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research.
These three buildings, located across from the Student Center, will be replaced with new, state-of-the-art Quad dormitories.
Following this announcement, Ada Ruth Huntley, senator for the College of Human Sciences and SGA president-elect, presented a change in the way a senator gets credit for his or her office hours, requiring a set time, date and location to be determined for each senator, which was subsequently passed.
Sam Nunn, at-large senator, introduced a Program Expansion Fund for SGA, which would allocate $8,320.44 to the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Schools Council budget for the following year. This was also passed by the Senate.
After all of the current orders of business, the new senators and executive officers took their positions and oaths, marking the end of the past year’s senate term and the beginning of next year’s term.
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