By Danielle Ruiz
Off to a slow but productive start, SGA dealt with a few new changes in their ranks. Over break six members of SGA decided to resign, but the news did not dampen the mood at Tuesday's meeting as two new senators, Myranda Elliott and Victoria Rametta, were warmly welcomed into the SGA.
Mid-year reports circulated at Tuesday's meeting, and last semester's successes were discussed, as well as new ideas and plans for the new semester. The mid-year reports boasted the amount of new clubs that joined Hofstra last semester. 21 new clubs approved by SGA are now up and running. To assist all the new and existing clubs on campus, SGA appropriated approximately $52,000 last semester. Among SGA's successes of last semester was the transition of Appropriations forms from paper to online. For the convenience of the students the new forms can be accessed through Collegiate Link via the Hofstra Portal.
SGA's to-do list for the new semester includes the institution of express lines in the Student Center during busy hours.
One new club was also approved by SGA on Tuesday night. The Gluten Free Club is a new addition to Hofstra that is interested in enlightening students on the healthy alternative of gluten free eating. Gluten free foods have become the new fad and lots of people are choosing to switch over to this healthier alternative.
SGA ended their meeting quietly but with lots of enthusiasm and excitement for the spring semester, and the new year in general.