Senator Isaac Vu questioned the Wi-Fi strength in DPAC at the SGA meeting on Feb. 13.
Vu brought up the issue because he had trouble connecting to the network while he was at the gym.
Senator Olivia Beverlie said she’d had a similar experience. “I have a class in DPAC that heavily requires us to have Wi-Fi access. We had to change classrooms, so, it’s affected a lot of us.”
Also during open forum, Social Events Coordinator Hailey Small said the resident student guest policy is too restrictive.
“It should be increased,” said Small, who added many residents wanted to sign in more guests than the current policy allows. Students are allowed to sign in three guests at a time.
During the Secretary’s Report, Bridget Green spoke on behalf of Student Trustee Karl Bryan. She said the Board of Trustees is currently in talks to rename North Hall after Mary Miles Bibb, the first African-American woman to graduate from FSU. The proponents of the name change need to get a petition signed in order to rename the building.
Green added SGA has been coordinating with the Health Center to plan a co-sponsored campaign in response to the increase in STIs among FSU students. An order was placed for 2,000 customized Ram condoms to be given out at tables hosted by SGA and the Health Center in multiple locations on campus.
Also at the meeting, members of M.I.S.S. requested an extra $1,056.50 for their carnival event, which will take place on March 23. The extra funding will go toward 50 pullover hoodies the club will be handing out during their event. Members believe the hoodies will encourage higher student turnout.
Senator Adam Scanlon questioned the carnival’s purpose, asking how it would “continue to build networks [and] friendships?”
M.I.S.S. President Amari Veale said, “The carnival will be in March, which is also Women’s History Month and M.I.S.S. Week, which is very important. Our foundation is for women of color to have a safe, empowered space and to create friendships and sisterhood.”
According to the funding request submitted by M.I.S.S., some carnival activities include an “adrenaline rush obstacle course,” a mechanical bull and a giant Connect Four.
Tanaja Jordan, M.I.S.S. treasurer, said more than 100 people attended last year’s event and the club anticipates a similar turnout this year. The event will be held in the new gym, which will be able to accomodate the crowd.
During the announcements portion of the meeting, Senator Adam Scanlon audibly booed Senator Seth Signa and made a thumbs-down gesture when Signa told the senate he supported Senator Elizabeth Warren and encouraged other senators to volunteer in her re-election campaign. Signa responded, saying, “Shut up, Adam.”
Vice President Jack Capello lead a “RAMintine’s Day” activity for all the senators, during which he asked them all to write something they were passionate about, something they loved and someone they loved on heart-shaped pieces of paper. These will be hung in the SGA office.
In other news:
• New senators Allie Flood and Olivia Rothwell were sworn in by Rosa.
• The U-Rock was passed from Class and Club Treasurer Molly Fennessey to Senator Kirsten Hoey.