By Miranda Campbell,
Students will get an extra hour of sleep before tackling ISIS if an Associated Student Government proposal is adopted.
ASG this week agreed to change ISIS hours to accommodate student schedules. A resolution to push back ISIS operations from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., instead of 6 a.m. to midnight, easily passed the student senate Tuesday. The change should win easy acceptance by the UA administration, said Molly McDaniel, who wrote the proposal.
ASG also wants to install two additional crosswalks along the east and north sides of the Arkansas Union garage entry. Student senators offered a resolution that recommends the UofA provide supplemental instruction for survey of calculus.
Senators considered 26 pieces of legislation during the nearly four-hour meeting. The lengthy agenda resulted from a new ASG policy that requires senators to write at least one piece of legislation each semester. Tuesday was the last day to submit a proposal.
As a result of not submitting legislation, seven senators will possibly have to vacate their seats at the end of the semester, Senate chairman Mike Norton said.
A proposal to combine fall and Thanksgiving break failed, with senators arguing that it was nice to have a small break near the middle of the semester versus all at the end.
“Last year was the first year that we had fall break and in the 15 years that I’ve been here, Thanksgiving has never been the whole week,” said Judd Harbin, Associate Dean of Students. “The reason that it (fall break) was put in October was for the students—so that if you were falling behind in your classes there was a break early enough in the semester that you can catch up.”
In other business, ASG proposed an increase in the use of eco-friendly products on campus, recommended more fob access for engineering students to the northwest corner of Bell Engineering, asked for expanded online applications for campus organizations and encouraged administrators to explore issuing free unofficial transcripts generated through ISIS.