Fast 5: what you need to know from the week 3 SGA meeting

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So what the hell even goes on in the weekly SGA meeting? No one really knows. So The Chronicle went to find out the five things you need to know from the week three meeting.

  1. SGA and the school are moving forward with plans for an outdoor seating area on the south side of campus. The seating area will be located between the Merner parking lot and New Hall. It will have five tables and a seating wall as well as lighting and plug-ins so students are able to charge their devices while studying. Funding options are still being discussed for the project.
  2. There is a $50 gift card being awarded to the student(s) who design the winning logo for an SGA rebrand. This includes both a primary and a secondary logo. Information was sent out last week on this, but if you have questions, you can contact Tyler Mamrot, tjmamrot@noctrl.edu.
  3. “The Wall Street Journal” and “New York Times” can currently be found in the library, but SGA is hoping to bring them to the entire campus community via digital access. It’s still being decided whether these will be unlimited or limited programs and how best to fund the subscriptions.
  4. Dining service is always a hot topic on campus and SGA is looking into a downtown meal program. How this will be best available to students is still being decided as well as what restaurants would be included. There was also talk of a “Cardinal Happy Hour” for a specific time for North Central students.
  5. In other dining news, SGA is looking into improving on-campus dining options as well. The College’s contract with Chartwells is up at the end of the year. Chartwells currently runs the Boilerhouse, the Cage and Kaufman Dining Hall.

Bonus update — SGA briefly discussed parking as well, a hot topic that is always buzzing around campus.

For a full agenda of the day’s meeting, students can go to the Student Government Association page on Blackboard and find out what was discussed. If you’d like to voice your opinions, SGA meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, room 132.

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