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SGA hosts last meeting of the 2018 fall semester

November 30, 2018

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SGA hosts last meeting of the 2018 fall semester

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

The Student Government Association paid tribute to the Nicholls football team at the last meeting of the 2018 fall semester on Monday.

Coach Tim Rebowe and Director Matt Roan were in attendance to accept a proclamation. Grant Henry, SGA president, and Austin Wendt, SGA vice president, presented Rebowe and Roan with a framed version of the original proclamation.

Luke Pettyjohn talked to the senate on behalf of Spin Company. Pettyjohn said the senate should invest in a set of the scooters for campus. These scooters would make it easier for students to get from building to building.

Students would need to download the Spin app. Then, they could hop on the scooter, scan the QR code on the scooter and take it to their destination. However, once the student went to class, the scooter would be open for the next person to use.

The cost to unlock the scooter would be $1, then $0.15 for every minute after that. The company is looking into having some type of way to hook the system up to the Colonel Card system, but as of now, students would have to pay through bank accounts, PayPal, etc.

Jade Williams said she had concerns as to if the scooters could be taken off campus. She also had concern for international students who do not have good means of transportation when they first arrive at Nicholls.

Spin is looking into the possibility of taking the scooters off Nicholls campus. It would be up to the university as to how far they would allow the scooters to go.

The scooters are weather resistant, have a weight limit of 300 pounds and are safe. They have a speed limit of a little below 15 miles per hour, so riders would be able to control their own speed. The scooters are also protected under insurance, so riders would not have to worry about paying a type of liability fee.

Jay Clune, president of Nicholls, gave updates to the senate on a few projects happening around campus. The work to clean up the Nicholls fountain on Highway One has begun, and new furniture and lighting have been brought in for the remodel of the bottom floor of the library.

Clune also talked about looking into the possibility of building fraternity and sorority housing on campus. However, that is still just an idea.

Wendt announced that he was looking into collaborating with the art department. He wants to have more art around school, and he said he knows that students in the art department have great talents that can be displayed around school.

The bills to be passed in their last meeting included purchasing library screens, supplementing pro-tempore wages, funding African American History Month events, calling a constitutional convention and providing free legal aid to students.

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