SGA discussed Covid testing and renovations at first meeting of the semester


Photo by: Jessica Mouton

The Nicholls State University Student Government Association held their first weekly meeting of the spring semester Tuesday evening in LeBijou Theatre in the student union. 

Immediately following the commencement of the meeting, Vice President Brady Levron was sworn in. The Senate then opened the floor to guest speakers President Jay Clune and Vice President of Student Affairs Michele Caruso. 

Clune began his address by announcing that the university recently ordered 41,000 COVID-19 testing kits as recommended by the Center of Disease Control. 

Clune is encouraging students to take advantage of the university’s free testing. He also stated that the administration has been discussing opening up university events, such as basketball games, where students would wear masks and be tested upon entry into the venue. 

He went on to explain some of the renovation plans that will hopefully be executed around campus soon.

Clune said that Talbot Hall is to be repainted. The university is also planning to create more green space behind the building. 

The Wood, located in front of the student union, was repaired over the winter break. There are plans in place to re-stain the wood in the area. Lighting will also be improved around campus. 

University administration is considering ways to create more student involvement in the union. Two of the ideas being considered are extending the closing time of the food court and building a gaming lounge. 

Both Clune and Caruso emphasized the importance of wearing masks on campus at all times.