GUSA Roundup: Stopping the flu and spreading the wealth

gusaThe GUSA senate clocked in a brief meeting Sunday afternoon, and, in a mere a 22 minutes, managed to pass a Resolution to Promote Student Health and approved a GUSA Fund Funding Package.

GUSA helps Georgetown stay healthy
Senator Lawrence Slusky (COL ’14) introduced the resolution requesting that the administration increase the amount of hand sanitizer dispensers on campus. In light of the severe flu season this winter and the role hand washing plays in disease prevention, Slusky believes this action must be taken by the Senate.

“A serious flu epidemic such as this requires immediate and significant action to protect our students, faculty, and staff. I believe this resolution will support the health and well-being of our community, by both promoting engaged academic success and reinforcing our university’s commitment to safety,” said Slusky.

The bill passed by a voice vote.

Snappin’ necks and cashin’ checks, GUSA style
Vice Speaker Zack Singer (SFS ’15), who led the meeting Sunday in the absence of Speaker Nate Tisa (SFS ’14), introduced the Jan. 15, 2013 GUSA Fund Funding Package.

The package funds student organizations including the GU Astronomical Society, the MSB-Hilltop Business Strategy Challenge, and Alternative Spring Break. The GUSA Fund is also giving capital to Bring on the Books Foundation, who will facilitate the yearly book drive, as well as the Dr. Michael Greger Speaking Event, a prominent nutritionist and director of Public Health at the Humane Society.

The funding package passed unanimously.

In the Good of the Order, Sen. Slusky raised an important question.

“Next Sunday is the Super Bowl. How are we going to deal with that?”

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