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Mace & Crown | October 20, 2017

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SGA Leads Initiative to Ban Styrofoam on Campus

SGA Leads Initiative to Ban Styrofoam on Campus
Jason Kazi
Staff Writer

At their March 22 meeting, the ODU Student Government Association passed two important pieces of legislation pertaining to sustainability on campus. Resolution 6 – Alternative Take Out Boxes passed with 22 nays and 1 yay. The resolution entails that Monarch Dining must offer alternative take out boxes not made with Styrofoam. Resolution 7 – Eradicating Styrofoam from Institution passed with 18 yays, 3 nays and 1 abstain.

The special guest at this week’s meeting was Johnny Young, associate vice president for student engagement and enrollment services (SEES). Young is responsible for overseeing career development services (formerly career management center), the counseling center, the office of intercultural relations, the women’s center and the military connection center. SEES believes that students should have the ability to express themselves in any problems that they may see. The military connection center is currently working on creating a space for female veterans to congregate. When asked how the new director of the Counseling Center would be chosen, Young said that it will be an open search and they are working with a firm to pick the best candidate.

Student Government Association elections are being held next week. Travis Rickman, Noah Butler, Rachael Edmonds and Michael Faust are running for president. Jessica King, Nicole Capriolo and Justin McLawhorn are running for vice president, Aeoris Harrison is running uncontested for Treasurer, Jordan Smith is running uncontested for speaker of the senate and James Tomlin is running uncontested for secretary.