Student government elects graduate senators, passes three bills

BY LAUREN RAMSEYER
STAFF WRITER 

Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Student Government elected two new graduate senators in their special elections and passed three bills during their weekly Wednesday meeting Oct. 30.

The two new graduate students elected are Mark Erste and James Germain. Erste is working on his graduate degree in philosophy. Germain is working toward his theology graduate degree.

Fall Bill 33 concerned the purchase of a $280 camera and accessories for the Students for Life club and their clinic outreach. The camera will be used to record the students’ time at the clinic for their physical and legal safety. The bill was passed unanimously.

Fall Bill 32 was a request from the Instruments of Peace social work club for $100 to rent a bus for a tour of downtown Steubenville to become familiar with the area in which they will be working. The bill was passed after some discussion between student government and the representative from the club.

The smallest sum of money requested was brought forward in Fall Bill 34. It concerned the purchasing of $48.69 worth of sheet music for the official men’s a cappella group on campus,The Revelations, for their upcoming concert on Dec. 4. Student Government decided that the sheet music would be a good investment because The Revelation’s concerts have been very successful in the past, it benefits the entire student body, and sheet music is something that will last. The bill was passed unanimously.

To conclude the business portion of the meeting, the adviser of student government, David Schmiesing, wished all present a relaxing and edifying fall break.

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