By: Meredith Whelchel – Managing Editor
During its second meeting of the semester last Sunday, the University of Dayton Student Government Association swore in three new members.
Junior political science major Dominque Yantko will serve as the spring semester junior class senator, approved with a unanimous vote. Sophomore psychology major Marissa Sander, elected spring director of campus unity, and senior criminal justice major Matt Leonardi, elected spring senior class senator, were also approved unanimously.
Four resolutions were discussed during the meeting, including two to express gratitude toward the UD administration.
The first, to thank Vice President of Student Development Bill Fischer for his $20,000 donation to SGA, and the second to express thanks for the new Islamic worship space, were approved unanimously. The Islamic worship space is now in Rike Center 205 and is open 24/7 for the community.
The Senate also discussed funding for the proposed outdoor basketball court, which will cost $22,500. The proposed resolution allocated $11,250 of SGA money toward the project, with hopes of seeking the other half from the UD community. If the search is unsuccessful, SGA will foot the entire bill for the project. The resolution was approved 20-0-0. The outdoor court in question was proposed by senior mechanical engineering major Pat Levy and supported by UD Campus Recreation, according to a Flyer News article published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
A bylaws resolution was also proposed, but was tabled so members could thoroughly read the document. The resolution will be discussed next meeting.
SGA meets Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy Union Ballroom and is open to the UD community. The upcoming meeting on Feb. 2 may be rescheduled to accommodate the Super Bowl.