Student leaders make plans for coming year
|Ed Wolf, left, and Matt Danna will lead Student Government for 2008-09.|
Ed Wolf, a fourth-year computer engineering major, will serve a second term as Student Government president. The new vice president is second-year information technology major Matt Danna.
“There is still work to be done,” says Wolf. “We have a lot of great initiatives in progress that we want to see through.”
Wolf cites three major achievements from the past year:
Earlier release of final exam schedules: Student Government worked with RIT administration to have final exam schedules posted upon registration, instead of later in the quarter. Wolf says this enables students to make travel plans earlier, which often makes travel more affordable.
Input into Student Alumni Union renovation plans: Student Government pushed for more club space and conference rooms for student activities.
Expanding Student Government: Student Government added senator positions for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the graduate student body.
Wolf and Danna want to push for more sustainable practices on campus and pledge to set an example for doing so. Student Government will coordinate with the Student Environmental Action League to develop a set of sustainable best practices. They also hope to change the student debit policy in order to allow debit dollars to roll over between quarters in the same academic year.
Other initiatives include pushing for an earlier residence hall move-in date following breaks and creating more events that offer safe and responsible consumption of alcohol for those students who are of legal drinking age.