SG honors Sanchez, praises 9/11 blood drive

SG discusses a wireless technology feedback survey (Colleen Duncan / Staff Photographer).

The Student Government officers held a brief moment of silence on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for the late Orlando Sanchez, a dining hall worker at the College who was killed last week. They are passing around a card to express their condolences and having the SG members to sign. Later in the week, the card will be given to Sanchez’s family.

Applicants for the provost search are still being reviewed. “The process is in full swing,” according to SG president Christina Kopka, senior Spanish and marketing double major, regarding the search for a Provost. The references of the applicants are now being checked before the Provost is selected.

In an effort to improve the wireless technology on campus, vice president of Student Services, Annie Montero, will be meeting with Chief Information Officer Jerry Waldron this week to develop a feedback survey.

Sadia Tahir, senior biology and psychology double major, announced the overall success of the 9/11 Blood Drive which SG co-sponsored with the Muslim Student Association.  The drive accumulated 35 units of blood.

The PRC Group will be coming on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. to the Education Building to discuss further plans regarding the Campus Town project. Tony Gattone, a representative from Barnes & Noble will be visiting, regarding the bookstore in the campus town.

The Helen R. Shaw staff awards were held on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Business Building.

A representative for the Class of 2014 announced the success of their class fundraisers. They sold over 200 wristbands and will begin selling T-shirts.

The Class of 2015 is planning to create a “Welcome Back Presentation” which would look back on freshman year and help them to publicize for future fundraising, mainly for senior week.

A representative for the Class of 2016 has not yet been selected.

Katie Cugliotta, senior history and secondary education double major, pointed out SG meetings are typically not as short as this one was, which ended after only 19 minutes. She said, “We are still picking up where we left off from last year.”

Pictures and a closed session followed the general body meeting.