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Passed resolution encourages tutoring options

Student Senate passed a resolution Tuesday afternoon that encourages the university to increase academic tutoring options on campus for specific areas, as well as for junior- and senior-level classes.

“What I want done about it is to make sure that the individual colleges and schools of SMU make an effort to review whether this is sufficient academic resources on campus and for the A-LEC to identify where there could be more tutoring—especially junior-, senior-level classes,” bill author and Senate Parliamentarian Joseph Esau said.

Esau reminded Senate that passing the bill does not mean it would automatically go into effect.

“This is just a stepping stone, a statement from the student body saying ‘We would like to have more opportunities for tutoring. We would like to have more tutoring on campus because there’s a problem,'” Esau said.

The bill also encourages students to provide academic assistance to other students.

“Hopefully we can try to get more academic support for all subjects on campus,” Essau said.

Senators also passed a bill that called for first-year elections to be pushed back to the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of September.

Senate bylaws call for the student population to ratify the changes within three school weeks of the bill’s passing because the bill would amend the Student Constitution. Senate officials have not worked out the ratification logistics yet.

The bill’s authors say the pushback will get more freshmen involved by allowing more time for candidates to sign up. They also say it will increase voter turnout.

The bill is intended to “streamline the process,” according to Senate chief of staff Alex Mace, one of the bill’s authors.

“It’s [moving the election] kind of a small thing,” he said, “but it’s an important thing.”

The bill is also intended to lessen the amount of stress put on the Senate membership chair, who must also fill Senate vacancies and recruit general committee members at the start of the academic year.

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