During their most recent meeting on Tuesday, March 28, ASG Senate was addressed by Student Body President Maggie Reilly and Vice President Stuart Coulston. In their closing presentation to the body, the two outlined the successes of their administration and how they delivered on campaign promises.
Reilly and Coulston spoke on points that included Rec Center reform, which focused the conversion Clawson Hall to be another rec center satellite, dining hall dilemmas that will hopefully be solved with the opening of a chain restaurant at Maplestreet Station and the “breaking of barriers,” describing the call for a State of The School address delivered by President Crawford, the Graduate Student Government and ASG.
Reilly also explained how her administration saw the disclosure of the ASG internal budget and opened for change for the first time. The disclosure allowed for the reallocation of budget lines originally meant for executive gifts and cabinet dinners, to be donated to help build on-campus benches.
In addition to Reilly and Coulston’s presentation, ASG Senate approved SB 021589: A Bill for Better Budgeting. Introduced by Senators Elfreich and Froehlich, the bill mandates that at the start of each academic semester, the Secretary of the Treasury must present ASG’s budget to the Senate.
The Secretary must also present the status of the budget at the start of every month to “see how we are spending our peers’ money,” said Senator Froehlich. The bill was passed by unanimous consent.
Senators Fowler and Kennick were also given time to address the body. Fowler updated the senate on the removal of the controversial Ohio Governor’s Textbook Bill from the state budget while Kennick gave the body a quick lesson in recycling cups — what kind can be recycled and how to recycle them — after student concerns were brought up detailing confusion as to what kind of cups are recyclable on campus.
Apart from their usual proceedings, ASG was also visited by MUPD officers who gave a brief presentation on how to implement A.L.I.C.E training. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evaluate, teaches preparedness in the event of an active shooter situation.