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Sunday, September 24, 2023

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SGA to discuss grade replacement

In tonight’s meeting, the Student Government Association will mostly follow the agenda for last week’s meeting, which was postponed due to weather concerns.

The only change, Speaker for the Senate Reyes Ramirez said, will be the inclusion of a talk by Faculty Director Simon Bott.

The senators will discuss — and possibly vote on — a grade replacement bill which will, under specific circumstances, allow students who have failed a class to have their grade replaced upon retaking the class, rather than have both grades factored into their GPA.

The senators will also be taking a look at a resolution that would officially set the stance of the SGA in support of providing stipends for students who must teach at elementary or secondary schools as part of their education.

Students who work as student teachers usually find it difficult to find employment elsewhere, according to the resolution’s text.

If the resolution is passed, SGA would work with other organizations to provide the students with stipends, the text said.

Michael McHugh will also introduce the new version of the GENDA bill, which would add gender identity to the non-discrimination section of the student handbook.

A resolution asking the Board of Regents to make the change was passed last semester. However, the Board returned it to the SGA, saying the senate was better suited to make minor changes in the student handbook.

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