SG Report

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Student government spring election results will be announced at 6 p.m. on March 11. after online voting takes place from March 9 to 11.

Grant Branam, an arts and technology freshman and Caitlynn Fortner, an international political economy junior, are running for vice president and president, respectively. Fortner said she would like to hold more hunger-awareness events on campus.

•   Student government invited Jenna Temkin from the Student Counseling Center to speak about “The Body Project,” a peer-led program brought to UTD for women to talk with each other about body image and work to change their perceptions.

•   Presidential Student Affairs Committee chair Akshitha Padigela said the committee is working on a proposal to put printers in each of the residence halls.

•   Vice President Nancy Fairbank announced the new policy requiring professors to provide blue books for all exams.

•   Legislative Affairs Committee Tim Sullivan announced that the second debate series on concealed carry on campus will be held on March 11. Recently, the Texas Senate introduced a bill allowing the concealed carrying of handguns on college campuses across the state. Along with UTD, UT El Paso and UT Rio Grande Valley have also requested further funds to accommodate campus carry if the bill passes. The institutions together requested about $630,000 for security measures.

•   Student Affairs Committee Katie Truesdale mentioned the 3rd annual Earth Week coming up in April. Student organizations including Student Government and outside community agencies are participating in the Earth Fair on April 22 to promote the “be green” motto.

The next SG meeting is March 24 at 5:15 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms.

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