SG Report: 10/30/17
POSTEDOctober 30, 2017
Comet Clash Debate
On Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Pub, the Legislative Affairs Committee is hosting a debate over health care. The debate will be held Oxford-Style, a debate format characteristically defined by a round of questions taken from the audience. UTD students Christian Briggs and God’swill Osa are moderators for the debate. Net neutrality was originally pitched as the topic for the debate, but health care was finally chosen after a month of planning. The debate is a part of an annual series hosted by the Legislative Affairs Committee.
Know Your Rights Cards
The Know Your Rights cards are undergoing finalizations after being updated at the beginning of the month, and will allow students to reference their legal rights. While the specific rights have not been decided yet, the ones included will address important rights dealing with law enforcement and immigration. The cards will be printed in Mandarin, Spanish and Farsi in addition to English. SG plans to print 1,000 of these cards, and the estimated cost of the cards is $120.
Bus Route Changes
Graduate and International Affairs Committee chair Jason Waye is discussing the improvement of bus routes with the Parking and Transportation Office. Because of student complaints about having to walk far distances for bus stops, Waye wants to ensure there are enough stops on each route to improve the situation. He also wants to talk about making a pilot route to Patel Brothers, a grocery chain that primarily sells Indian food. If the pilot route is created, it would bring students to the store once a week.