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SGA talks Last Lecture, trash compactor

April 1, 2011

By Holly Meyer, Staff Writer

In this week’s Student Government Meeting, SGA members further discussed the previous topic of visitation and alcohol policies, adding a new compacter to campus, a new lecture series and a Senior Village petition and Letters of Intent.

So far, there have been no changes to the current alcohol or visitation policies;however, if any changes are to be made they will not take place until the next school year.

Due to lack of turn out for The Last Lecture series hosted by SGA, there is a possibility that a new series will replace Last Lecture. This series would be hosted next year. Possible topics include a self defense class or a line-up of guest speakers.

In order to make Young Harris a cleaner and more environmentally friendly campus, a new compactor might be added to the campus in order to make recycling easier and more convenient for students, faculty and staff.

The compactor would manually separate recyclable material such as glass, paper and plastic. The compactor may also be made available for the community of Young Harris for a fee, despite the recent problems the campus has faced with Young Harris residents coming by and dumping their garbage in YHC’s dumpsters for free. The compactor would be expensive to purchase, but a lease to own program is available, and it would not need to be replaced for the next 30 years.

SGA members also had a discussion about  a petition that has been circulating around the dorms. The petition states that price of living in the new senior housing being added to campus should be the same as living in Appleby Center, simply because the senior class at YHC is not that large in size.

Students were also asked to state on the petition if they would chose to live in the new senior housing once it is finished. So far the majority of students that have signed the petition have stated that they would not choose to live in the Senior Village once it is finished.

In further news, Letters of Intent are now available in the Student Development office for  SGA’s candidate election for next year. Students should have turned in their Letters of Intent by 4 p.m. on March 30th in the Student development office or at the required Candidate Meeting at 5 p.m. in the Wilson Lecture Hall. Poll’s will open April 12th in and will be held in Goolsby Lecture Hall and Maxwell Math and Science Building from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and in the Rollins Dining Hall from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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