SGA members announce completion of commuter nap space

By Harper Spireshspires@unca.edu – Contributor

Sens. Paola Salas and Rachel Collman completed their work on the commuter nap space, adapting the third floor of Highsmith Union.

“The Pinnacle is now a commuter rest space, with more couches and lockers. It’s a designated quiet area, and we will have signs up soon,” Salas said. One of Salas’ key hopes for this semester is to focus on bringing more perks to campus for commuter students. The nap space in Pinnacle has been one of her top goals.

In other news:

Leigh Whittaker, SGA president, is working on creating a pro-voting task force with other SGA members to raise awareness about voting this year and future voting regulations that apply to students.

Office hours for SGA senators will be posted on the website so students may find out when their senators are available to speak with.

Sen. Charlie Bridger attended the monthly meeting of the Association of Student Governments where all 17 UNC institutions got together to discuss student government goals and plans for their respective student bodies two weeks ago. Bridger sat in on the Access and Affordability Committee, where tuition rates for the UNC system were discussed. Bridger also spoke with other student government members about making more e-books available to students and creating expanded online education opportunities.

Sens. Bridger and Joe Baker are discussing revamping the teacher evaluations.

Sens. Coraline Badgett and Rachel Collman put on Earth Hour last Monday at Mullen Park. Earth Hour is not only an opportunity to disconnect with all sources of electricity, but a chance to meet up with others at Mullen Park for an hour to take a break and relax.

Sens. Baker and Sam Singer are still in the process of creating a focus group for the Faculty Senate. This focus group will comprise a variety of students and will meet once a month so the Senate can receive direct student feedback. For more information, please contact Joe Baker at jbaker1@unca.edu.

Sen. Ben Judge is now a member of the Academic Appeals Board and will be a direct representative for students having problems relating to academics.

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