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Student Senate discusses LGBT event, Park ‘N Pony, enrollment

Following the weekly roll and approval of the week’s agenda, Student Senate met to discuss issues surrounding Park and Pony, LGBT and IT.

The speaker’s podium was extended twice for Harvey Luna as he brought forth a plan to create “language for the LGBT community.”

Luna spoke from facts and personal beliefs surrounding LGBT communities around the country, stressing what he believes the needs are for the community.

As the podium was extended on this matter, questions from student senate members were placed before Luna about the proposed event and financing.

The podium was extended a second time for further questions. Later in the meeting it was heavily disputed whether or not funding would be given to the proposed event and program.

Following Luna, Alan Weeks took to the podium, sharing a program he created to make the registration process a little easier.

The program allows the enrollee to pin classes he or she likes and choose when the best time for classes would be, morning, evening, or midday. Currently, one other school uses the program while Texas Tech is putting the system in for their orientation students.

On a side note, another school that has used the registration program has had no down time-meaning it has never crashed.

It is far to early to determine if the program will make its way to SMU, yet it seems it would be very popular among students.

The speaker podium was closed and officer reports began. First on the agenda- President Austin Prentice. Secretary Martha Ann Pool met with Park ‘N Pony about options to combine flex and pony dollars but learned of regulations that forces dining money to be strictly used for dining-making this transition difficult but not impossible.

She also informed the Senate that President Prentices’ idea to make Monday parking in various spots of University Park will be void from ticketing for Sororities and Fraternities parking has taken affect. Secretary Pool also spoke with IT in respects to possibly switching from Blackboard to a more modern system.

Finance reported they have funded Si Puedes, Alpha Kappa Alpha, National Society of Black Engineers and Italian Club.
Concluding the meeting, there was no submission for scholarship or membership committees. 

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