Student Government may have more money available to use soon.
Campus | Student Government
One of the more interesting practices of our lovely Student Government here at UF is that we actually pay some of our students in certain positions. Usually people don’t really talk about it much, more than the yearly SG debate question of if one will take or donate their salary. That being said, I was happy to see The Alligator article by the SG reporter on current Student Body President Ian Green using a bit of his salary toward buying suits for recent high school graduates from his hometown since it both illustrates a heartwarming use of one’s salary and also touched upon the topic of how much SG officials are paid.
Smith Meyers no longer holds the title of Student Body President, but his vetoes live on.
Jodi Kantor, a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter for The New York Times and one of the two reporters who broke the story that Harvey Weinstein was paying off sexual harassment accusers, was kicked off her college newspaper in the late ‘90s, she candidly told her student audience at UF.
Former Student Body President Smith Meyers completed his term Tuesday, and President-elect Ian Green will take over today. Here’s a review of what suggestions the Impact Party made during Meyers’ campaigning that were accomplished or are in progress:
Student senators unanimously passed a bill that would change the members of the Student Government Diversity and Programming Committee on Tuesday night.
The UF Student Senate will decide Tuesday whether it will ask the university to limit the use of single-use plastic straws on campus.
A New York Times investigative reporter who was part of the team that revealed Harvey Weinstein was paying off his sexual harassment accusers will be under a spotlight at the Florida Gym on April 25.
Student Government senators unanimously supported increasing funding for the Disability Resource Center at a Senate meeting Tuesday night.
The UF Student Government Senate Judiciary Committee supported an initiative Sunday to increase funding for the Disability Resource Center.
Student Government senators laid out their plans to expand free printing and support UF’s Disability Resource Center at a Student Senate meeting Tuesday night.
Impact Party senators will chair all UF Senate’s committees, including the budget committee, which allocates about $20 million to student organizations.
Campaign finance reports indicate Impact Party spent about nine times more and Inspire Party spent about seven times more than their competitor, Challenge Party, in the recent Student Government election.
Former Senate President Ian Green choked up in his goodbye speech Tuesday night.
The UF Student Government Senate Judiciary Standing Committee unanimously passed seven resolutions and failed one amendment Sunday.
Minutes after Ian Green won the Student Government presidential election for Impact Party, his friends congratulated and hugged him and his mom wiped the tears that streamed down his face with a tissue.
For the third year in a row, Impact Party will have another executive ticket in office.