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<p>Student Body President Anthony Reynolds focused on the proposed Reitz Union expansion and renovation in the annual State of the Campus address.</p>

Student Body President Anthony Reynolds focused on the proposed Reitz Union expansion and renovation in the annual State of the Campus address.

In the annual State of the Campus address held Tuesday night, Student Body President Anthony Reynolds focused on the proposed expansion and renovation of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

The event was mandatory for dozens of student group leaders, and 182 people signed in at the assembly.

Reynolds said he threw his full support behind the "Make It Reitz" effort to renovate and add to the Reitz Union, which was built in 1967.

Members of the UF Board of Trustees will determine whether to approve the plan at the Board's Thursday meeting.

"I want you to remember one number: 87. Eighty-seven cents per credit hour," Reynolds said.

He said that's how much money would be taken per credit hour for the Reitz Union construction from each student's Activity and Service fee.

Student Senator and chairman of the Reitz Union Board of Managers Sean Fahy said about 5,000 students had signed the initiative as of Tuesday.

Reynolds said during his address that the semester had taken some unexpected turns with the resignation of former Student Body President Ben Meyers and the impeachment trial of Supervisor of Elections Toni Megna. However, Reynolds said he wouldn't focus on those.

"All too often, we find ourselves caught up in the most recent scandal and the latest controversy," he said.

He applauded Megna and former Senate President Micah Lewis for initiating what Reynolds called the school's "revolutionary new voting system."

The weekly Student Senate meeting followed after the address.

Senators Katie Waldman and Matt Mountjoy, who are chairing the temporary committee to revise the elections codes, said they are dividing sections of the codes for the committee members to review.

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The committee will meet Sunday to compile and review the suggested changes.

Mountjoy said the meeting will begin at noon in room 355 of the Reitz Union and last "however long it takes."

Student Body President Anthony Reynolds focused on the proposed Reitz Union expansion and renovation in the annual State of the Campus address.

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