EUSGA: Model UN secures additional funding, stickers for free bus rides in student ID office

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Ja’Cobi Green, president of the Edinboro University Student Government Association (EUSGA), called the first meeting of 2018 to order at 6:07 p.m. on Monday night. 

Notable reports included a new policy eliminating the possibility for “leave of absences” for EUSGA members, stickers to ride the EMTA buses for free now being found solely in the student ID office on the second floor of Pogue Student Center, and a new computer system having been implemented in the student center game room. An SGA task force is also scheduled to present their proposal for a better Edinboro University on March 3, outlining their goals for the semester and beyond. The organization is “on the mend,” according to Green, and their focus is to encourage collaboration with clubs and other campus organizations, as they look to bolster student involvement by organizing more all-inclusive campus events.

Representatives from Model UN returned for a second round of funding proposals, petitioning SGA for extra funding for their upcoming conference in New York City. Ethan Straffin, Rick Chernicky and Richard Gibson presented Model UN’s reasons for needing extra funding to attend the global competition: an extra room at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan to meet Title IX requirements and funds to cover parking costs for the three SGA vans they’ll be driving, among other, smaller fees. The EUSGA Congress debated the merit of the budget proposed by the students and voted to grant them most of the requested funding after a lengthy discussion. 

The resolutions Model UN will propose at the New York City conference will be reviewed by the actual United Nations and have the potential to become real legislation someday. If you’re interested in joining Model UN, keep an eye out for an email from Dr. Gerry Gendlin this fall. The club is open to all majors. 

After a general funds overview, a motion to adjourn the first meeting of the semester was passed at 7:06 p.m. 

To become a member of SGA’s Congress and have a say in campus funds and events, attend any SGA meeting and speak with Green. Meetings are every Monday at 6 p.m. in Room 143 of Pogue, right next to the PSECU office. 

Zeila Hobson can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com.

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