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SGA Weekly Update 02/01/17

The following information was discussed at the weekly general board meeting of the Student Government Association on February 1, 2017.

By: Anna Sackel


DACA Letter

  • ‘Expressing Support for President Lahey to sign the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and Undocumented Quinnipiac Students Statement.’
  • 617 College and University presidents have signed the statement which asks for Donald Trump to keep DACA enacted.
  • Lahey has not signed the statement.
  • 169 Quinnipiac faculty members have signed a petition calling for Lahey to sign it.
  • SGA officially calls on Lahey to sign the statement supporting DACA.

 

Change to the Creed

  • The current student creed, or ‘Legend of the Bobcat,’ starts off saying “The Indian spirit, Hobbamock.”
  • SGA voted to change the word ‘Indian’ to ‘Algonquin’ becuase they felt the word, ‘Indian’ was offensive.
  • Algonquin is the name of the tribe that covers the land Quinnipiac is on.

 

Other Updates

  • State of the QUnion has been moved to Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m.
  • There will be active shooter training implemented into Quinnipiac’s new student orientation program. Specific details will be released at a later date.
  • The Student Speak event, an open mic style program, is set for Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in the student center piazza.
  • The vacant spots on the sophomore and junior class cabinets will be filled at next weeks general meeting via special election.

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