Student Senate discusses designated smoking areas, sustainability

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Senate is continuing to investigate options regarding the current smoking policy on campus. Two years ago, a similar task force was established to change the policy, which allows students to smoke anywhere on campus. This year’s task force, headed by Jeremy Provance, senior, will seek to amend the current policy and create designated smoking areas. 

Senate is also continuing to speak with administration regarding its role in campus life. The Senate is seeking ways to improve its effectiveness in the William Jewell College community. Talks will continue with the College’s administration on how to approach the restructuring of Senate. Senators will contact their assigned campus organizations for input. 

In regards to sustainability, Senate is continuing to discuss the possibility of starting the off-campus communal garden again. Senate hopes to use the fresh produce in the cafeteria and is working to collaborate with Fresh Ideas. In addition, Senate is seeking ways to introduce more glass-recycling receptacles on campus, as there currently is only one on campus, on the Quad Level of the Pryor Learning Commons.

The Senate board, which contains fliers and Senate updates, is officially posted downstairs in the Union next to the Cage. Students will be able to keep up with the Senate’s latest developments using the board.  

Regarding campus events, Alpha Delta Pi will have a capture-the-flag event Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Students can participate either as a team or individually. The fees are $5 per person or $40 per team. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Ronald McDonald House, which provides assistance to families with hospitalized children. If interested, students should talk to an Alpha Delta Pi sorority sister on campus. 

As a reminder, Student Senate has implemented a discount policy for William Jewell students. Students will be able to use their school ID to receive various discounts at local stores and restaurants. A list of available discounts is listed on Senate’s website. 

Senate has voted to change the meeting times to bi-weekly, effective next semester. As usual, Senate welcomes students to attend the meetings, which are held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Yates-Gill 221.

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