At the Students’ Association meeting on Wednesday night, Congress passed a bill unanimously to fund a microwave in the library for general student use.
SA will pay $459 out of its congressional project fund for the microwave, the microwave cart and electrical wiring. The senior class vice president, Stephen Estrada, presented the bill.
“A microwave in the library was a resource that we once had,” said Estrada, senior management major from San Antonio. “It is no longer because of the renovations to the library. Avid library users feel it is time to bring that back.”
Estrada said the optimum location for the microwave is the wall located around the corner from the Starbucks counter. An outlet with a dedicated circuit will need to be installed at a cost of $140.
Estrada has met with Dr. John Weaver, the dean of the library services. Estrada said they do not know the exact date the microwave will be installed, but it should happen quickly.
Rodney Johnson, executive president of Students’ Association, encouraged Congress to continue to look for similar ideas on campus that the congressional project fund can be used for.
The Wednesday session began with the appointment of Greta Pittman, junior nursing major from Fairview, as the Zona Luce building representative. The vote to appoint Pittman passed unanimously.
Congress then passed a resolution to improve lighting on campus to reduce the likelihood of criminal activity and to increase campus safety. Emily Guajardo, convergence journalism major from San Antonio, presented the resolution.
“In between the Phillips Education building, the Foster building and that general area, it is pitch black,” Guajardo said.
The resolution passed 29-0-1 for SA to communicate with university officials regarding additional lighting.
Also discussed at the meeting was the senior class float for the Homecoming Parade on Saturday. With the theme “Senioritis,” the seniors plan to sit on a couch while popping popcorn in a generator-powered popcorn machine.
“It’s going to be a dope float,” said Colton McCoy, senior class president.
Wednesday’s session was attended by 30 of the 43 members of Congress.