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Eva Hawden, a lobbyist representing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, encouraged students to attend the Saban Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. July 10-13.

Eva Hawden, a lobbyist representing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, encouraged students to attend the Saban Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. July 10-13.

Jared Casto

Jared Casto

Eva Hawden, a lobbyist representing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, encouraged students to attend the Saban Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. July 10-13.

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The Student Government Association’s meeting Tuesday addressed developments with the upcoming bus system and the prospect of alcohol sales at Joan C. Edwards stadium.

Student Body President Duncan Waugaman offered an update on the bus system. Previously, a referendum asking students to voice their opinion on the implementation of a bus system at Marshall was passed with vast approval from student voters.

According to Waugaman, the bus system is currently under legal review. Waugaman said he and vice president Isabelle Rogner will be presenting plans for the bus system to the Board of Governors Wednesday, April 27 to seek approval from administrative officials at Marshall.

“Izzy and I will give a very in-depth, comprehensive presentation to the Board to really just tell them more about it, the inner works, the actual bus route and whatnot,” Waugaman said. “Then their interest and support can be resound support and they can push that onto broader audiences.”

Waugaman also gave a report on alcohol sales at Joan C. Edwards stadium, addressing a West Virginia Metro News article that implied alcohol sales were imminent at Marshall’s football stadium.

“That’s not necessarily the case,” Waugaman said. “Alcohol isn’t a for sure thing right now, but they’re exploring the opportunity.”

O’Donnell urged those interested to attend a transitional meeting for senators at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

O’Donnell said the meeting was the help new senators adjust to their roles within the senate.

“We’re going to go over what the first meeting is going to be like for the new senators,” O’Donnell said. “This is just to get them accustomed to how it’s run, who’s running it, just so they come in on the first day and they’re prepared to do what we need to do.”

Eva Hawden, a lobbyist representing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, spoke before the meeting and encouraged students to attend the Saban Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. July 10-13.

“It’s to kind of break the apathy that we see on college campus and around the world and especially here in West Virginia, about Israel,” Hawden said. “The whole point is just to learn and become an activist on your campus.”

Treasurer Matt Jarvis distributed a budget report amongst members of the senate. Jarvis congratulated the senate for being fiscally responsible and said it was likely unspent money from this semester would be rolling over to the next.

“It’s nice knowing that we’re at least going in with a little bit of cushion should we face any kind of cuts,” Jarvis said.

Jarvis also encouraged members of the senate to attend the SGA and Campus Activities Board kickball game May 1. Previously, the game was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. but has been pushed back to 6:30 p.m. due to a conflict with The Parthenon and WMUL softball game taking place on the same day.

Funding bills for CRU, Student Ambassadors and the International Student Organization were approved. A funding bill for the Et Cetera Literary Guild was sent to the finance committee.

Jared Casto can be contact at [email protected]

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