Student Senate Passes Two Bills

Sept. 21, 2006

By: Ashley Lintelman

WACO, Texas--Student senate passed a support resolution for the family of former Gov. Ann Richards who passed away last week after battling cancer. The resolution was passed as a way for student government to formally show the Richards family that they are in their prayers and that Richards will be undoubtedly missed. It is "a way to show her family that she [Ann] is still part of the Baylor family," said Travis Plummer, internal vice president for student government.

Two bills were passed during the meeting. The women of Alpha Delta Pi were given money from the Student Life Fund for their upcoming interactive seminar, "Girls Fight Back." The all-girl event is set for Sept. 28 and will include guest speaker Erin Weed, interactive defense practice, and prizes. "We are passionate about campus safety, especially for women," Alpha Delta Pi said.

A second bill passed that gave $2000 from the Student Life Fund to the men of Phi Iota Alpha for a pageant they are hosting on Nov. 18. Student senate amended the bill by lowering the price from 3,000 to 2,000 dollars. The money will not only go towards scholarships for the top five winners of the pageant, but also towards the overall production of the event. The pageant contains contestants from different ethnic backgrounds. Phi Iota Alpha hopes that the event will not only be fun, but will spread diversity around campus.

Dub Oliver, vice president for student life and a student government advisor, concluded the meeting by expressing appreciation for the work of student government. Oliver shared a personal story and reminded students that "wherever you go, you will have a Baylor connection."