Campus / News / January 24, 2018

Student Senate Briefing: Senate addresses absences

At the beginning of last Thursday’s Student Senate meeting, Senate motioned to move into a special Executive Meeting to discuss the possible removal of a senator for poor attendance.

The Knox Student was not permitted in the room during discussion of the senator’s absences. After 20 minutes of discussion, Senate moved into the general meeting to vote on disciplinary actions for the senator. In a 11-2 vote, Senate decided the senator would remain on General Assembly with a probation period. Executive Board has yet to decide what this probation entails.

Senate also motioned to override a previous decision made by the Executive Board to pardon another senator’s absences. In a 14-2 vote, Senate placed the previously pardoned senator on probation as well. The Executive Board will discuss and refine the attendance policy later this term. They also plan to add the changes into the by-laws.

According to Campus Life Chair Zane Huffman, the themed housing application will close Friday, Jan. 26. One new addition to the housing application requires returning houses to highlight the events they have held throughout the year.

Sierra Henry, Co-News Editor

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