The Student Government Association discussed this summer’s attempts to reinstate ProfRecord, a website students at the College used to view professors’ grade distributions in past years that has since been rendered inactive.
“We were working all summer to relaunch ProfRecord. (It) fell through, but we are continuing our efforts,” said Corey Dwyer, executive vice president and junior political science major. “We’re starting up again soon. We’re trying to find a developer.”
SGA also honored the two primary organizations involved in renovating Eickhoff Hall during its first general body meeting on Wednesday.
The SGA unanimously passed a resolution honoring Sodexo and the Dining Services Committee for “their extraordinary work in transforming Eickhoff Hall,” according to resolution CON-R-F2010-01, this summer.
Two Dining Services officials, general manager John Higgins and director Karen Roth, accepted the award on behalf of their organization. Both commended the student body for the active role it took in making the dining hall’s metamorphosis a reality.
Roth addressed the SGA members who worked with Dining Services to draft Eickhoff’s numerous changes.
“Y’all were part of this whole transformation. We could not have done any of this without you,” Roth said.
Higgins echoed the sentiment.
“Our most successful programs (happen) when the students are involved, and you guys have been involved for two years,” Higgins said. “Thank you all for being a part of it. We appreciate it.”
Aside from passing the resolution, SGA used its first meeting of the semester to introduce the new executive board and discuss forthcoming changes to the organization.
This year’s executive president, junior political science and economics double major Olaniyi Solebo, spoke of changing the way the student body relates to SGA.
“While last year was an exemplary year, we really need to think about ways to grab our message back,” Solebo, who would like the SGA to take a more proactive role in student affairs this year, said.
“Not everything can be solved through a resolution. Some things can only be solved by spreading the word,” Solebo said. “The SGA hopes to respond to issues you really can’t legislate … It’s all about being there for each other and supporting each other.”
He thanked SGA members who helped out during Welcome Week and attended convocation.
“We may not know how much it means because we’re now upperclassmen, but it means a lot to the freshmen to see members of SGA interacting with the community,” Solebo said.
This year’s SGA elections will be held Sept. 27 – 28. Positions are available for the freshmen class council and senators. Interest sessions will take place every night this week until Friday. All sessions will begin at 8:30 p.m. in room 211 of the Brower Student Center.
The next SGA general body meeting takes place Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.
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