Student Government Association: Special requests approved

By: Meredith Whelchel – Managing Editor

University of Dayton student organizations began specially requesting funds to kick off the spring budget month at the weekly Student Government Association Sunday in KU ballroom.

The National Society of Black Engineers, with 35 active members at UD, requested and received $3,000 to attend a national conference in Nashville, Tenn. The conference features a graduate and career fair to help attendees plan for their futures. NSBE seeks to “increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community,” according to their website.

SGA also approved the UD Math Club’s special request of $1,120 to host a high school math competition in April. The club currently has 20 teams of three members each signed up for the event and hopes to acquire more before the event.
The UD Math Club seeks to build a community of undergraduate students interested in mathematics, according to its Facebook page.

Amendments to SGA’s bylaws were approved after they were tabled last week to allow for a closer reading. Changes were made to the finance and election sections of the bylaws.

SGA also announced New York Times writer Sam Sifton will present “The Future of Journalism” March 19, at 5 p.m. Location of the presentation will be finalized closer to the event.

SGA’s meets weekly on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the KU ballroom. Meetings are open to the public.

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