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SGA turns toward business and dining

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Zachary Weaver
   News Editor 

The UNCG Student Government met on Tuesday, March 7 to discuss Dining Services, the UNC Board of Governors meeting, and upcoming events.

The meeting began with a presentation from Campus Dining Services. Their presence at the meeting was stated to be a part of reaching out to the student body for cafeteria input.

The staff spoke on ways they reached out to students, which include surveys, photo contests, and new event advertising.

The staff also mentioned a new way to provide cafeteria feedback: by text message. This new idea would assign a number for students to message if they find a problem in the cafeteria.

Much of the discussion centered on off-campus flex partner acquisition. A requirement by Dining Services was that such partners must do delivery, which limited the number of partners.

Senators suggested that off-campus flex partners without delivery be considered to encourage student exploration of Greensboro.

The final item discussed by the SGA and Dining Services was the EUC Food Court’s Chick-Fil-A. Dining Services announced their intent to bring popular menu items from regular locations, like milkshakes, to the food court location to expand its limited selection.

Mikaela Portugal was confirmed for Finance Chair, filling after the previous Chair’s resignation.

The SGA then held a Senate forum, where student representatives presented miscellaneous business. Topics included the Pink Pad Project, promotion of mingling between ethnic groups on-campus, SGA student involvement with Destination: UNCG, combating class stagnation, and a computer glitch affecting SGA student applicants.

Representative reports were next, with SGA leaders offering news and statements relating to their areas.

President Joseph Graham encouraged SGA representatives to ask tough questions of presenters, focusing on the dining services presentation.

Graham also discussed his attendance at the monthly UNC Board of Governors (BoG) meeting. Among the topics discusses there were capital improvement projects, including Spartan Village Phase II. These non-appropriated items include 330 apartment style beds, 212,000 square feet, and 26,000 square feet of student services mixed use space.

Graham also said that the BoG also discussed optimizing UNC student advising.

Graham also briefly discussed the “SGA Cares Campaign,” which will recognize professors and other “inspirational” figures on campus. Sub-purposes of the campaign include custodial staff appreciation and Food Network support.

Graham then spoke on the April 8 SGA spring event, which will include snacks, giveaways, and a dunking booth.

Vice President Sajin Chhabra announced that campaign materials were to be submitted over break, marking the start of the SGA election cycle.

As a result, the SGA will have an all-new session by March 30.

The UNCG SGA meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in EUC Maple or Cone, and is open to the public.

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