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GM on future direction of Senate

Summer Salutations Students,

Don’t give up on your classes yet, you’re almost through the semester! I hope the study tools I mentioned last week were helpful to you.

This Tuesday marked the last meeting of the Senate for the semester, but before I get to that, let’s catch up on what was talked about last week. We had the opportunity to hear about a student’s presentation on the nuclear reactor that RPI owns in Schenectady. We supported it as a resource for students that, if shut down, we advocate that it should be replaced with another learning resource. Next, we had a discussion on how to approach the matter of Sodexo’s contract, and determined that the best course of action is to have a small group work on it, and develop a report by the appropriate fiscal year deadline. The last petition discussed was from the 148th Grand Marshal about expanding the use of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, and now there are two talented senators working on that project.

This week we will be discussing a petition to install water bottle filling stations around campus, the idea of bringing beer back to GM Week, and the possibility of bringing bigger concerts to Rensselaer. After our petitions, the remaining leadership positions will be appointed. We’ll also be confirming the appointments of the next Executive Board, so be sure to follow us and find out who will be representing your Union clubs!

Before we close up for the summer, I’d like to ask you a few questions:

What sort of programs would you like to see in EMPAC? What would make it a more engaging building for students?

What are some of the events that got you the most excited when you were a first semester freshman?

If you’re in Troy over the summer, be sure to check the Union for fun activities in town and the nearby area. Until next semester, have a great summer!

Best,

Mr. Top Hat

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