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SGA discusses hammocks, AP credit

February 23, 2011

By Carmen Brown, Staff Writer

At today’s weekly meeting the Student Government Association discussed the hammocks, the advanced placement credit proposal and Tell-Me-Tuesday.

In the fall semester of 2010, SGA purchased hammocks for the students to rent from the recreation center. The hammocks were ordered and should arrive to campus today. But, before SGA makes them available for student use, the hammocks need to be embroidered to differentiate SGA’s hammocks from other student-owned hammocks.

The student development committee within SGA is working on ways to take student suggestions from Tell-Me-Tuesday and put them into action. Some suggestions included more rock climbing wall hours, more weekend activities and more ATM’s around campus. Tell-Me-Tuesday was started last semester as a way for SGA to reach out to students to get campus feedback. On the select Tuesdays an SGA member will offer students a ride on one of the golf carts. During this ride they would ask what changes the students would like see at YHC. The SGA representatives review the answers to see how they could make these suggestions reality.

Last week SGA made plans to discuss the details regarding an advance placement credit proposal. Advanced placement credit can be gained from scoring well in an advanced placement-level course. AP courses are taken during high school and are geared towards college-level thinking and writing from high school students. At the end of an AP course, a standardized test for the class’s subject matter is given. Students can score anywhere from a one to a five, with five being the highest. After researching AP credit policies at other colleges, SGA found that four out of five schools accepted scores of three or higher. YHC accepts scores of four or higher. SGA is  continuing to review its research on AP credit in order to decide the details of the proposal.

SGA holds a weekly public meeting on Wednesday’s at 5:30 p.m. in the dining hall.

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