USGA plans to draft a resolution in support of renaming the George Wallace Gymnasium to the Physical Education Building following the UA Board of Trustees’ decision on Feb. 8.
“That’s something I’ve been working on with the board of trustees all year so if we could show some support in regards to the change of that as a resolution I’d love to get some senators behind and we could set up a meeting in regards how to write a resolution and a joint support for the renaming of the building,” said Tyler Huang, USGA president.
The Senate issued a reminder that there are still funds available in the COVID 19 Emergency Aid fund. Students can apply for up to $500 in aid using this form.
Tentative dates have been set for the reopening of one dining location and the opening of two others.
The Sterne Starbucks should be open soon and the dining options in Green Hall should be open March. No official dates have been guaranteed.
Another potential piece of legislation is a 20 by 25 sustainable action plan that will get the entire UAB enterprise to 20% renewable energy by 2025. This resolution could be between both the undergraduate and graduate student governments as well as faculty senate.
A tobacco cessation taskforce has also been approved as an RSO, now known as Tobacco-Free at UAB on engage.
Huang also proposed his nominations for the 2021-2022 election committee appointments including Annisha Borrah for election commissioner. She will oversee all election related activities.
The team included students that are former and current USGA members from a variety of branches excluding the Judicial branch due to their role as an advisory board in the election. The team was approved with no comments or concerns from the Senate.