50 Goals off to successful start

In an attempt to increase transparency with the student body, this year’s Student Senate created the 50 Strategic Goals to show exactly what we are working on all year. As first semester comes to a close, I would like to give an update on the Senate’s progress on the 50 Strategic Goals and to highlight a few specific accomplishments.

As a whole, Student Senate has completed 13 out of the 19 goals that were set for the first semester, with 16 other goals currently in progress. Senators are off to a successful start on the goal list and will continue to work hard throughout the spring semester to improve student life. Below are some highlights of specific goals with a noticeable impact on student life:

  1. Printers in the residence halls.  Technology Liaison Josh Schoenblatt worked to install a printer in Goodwin-Kirk Residence hall this semester to serve as a pilot run for this initiative. So far there has been positive feedback from the pilot run, so we will be looking into expanding this project to include printers in every residence hall on campus.
  2. D-Shoppe Renovations. A big initiative Senate worked on this semester was making plans for the renovation of the D-Shoppe space in Olmsted Center after the store shut down this past year. Student Senate is funding a renovation to the space to turn it into a collaborative group study and group meeting area for students. Look out for more details on this renovation next semester.
  3. Bi-Annual Puppy project.  This project is coming to campus later this week and during finals week. The project aims to bring puppies on campus to help students relieve some of the stress that comes with finals. The event is titled the Dog Days of Finals, and students can stop by to play with puppies on Friday, Dec. 6 or Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Pomerantz Stage.

These are just a few of the more visible goals Senate has accomplished this semester. Be on the lookout for future updates on the Student Senate 50 Strategic Goals throughout next semester!

– Sen. Michael Jennings