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Press Clipping: University of Texas Brownsville The Collegian
This article mentioning ASGA appeared in The Collegian, the campus newspaper at the University of Texas Brownsville.

SGA seeking more copy machines

By Analiz González
Staff Writer

The Student Government Association will push for more copy machines on campus at the request of UTB/TSC students.

In the Oct. 10 SGA meeting, President Edward Camarillo said he met with Director of Information Resources Douglas Ferrier about putting copy machines in different locations on campus for use by students. Ferrier said this is going to happen but they are presently going through a “transition phase.”

“Right now students can only make copies in the library,” Camarillo said.

Camarillo spoke to Ferrier about placing additional copy machines in the Student Union, the Village, North Hall and possibly in SET-B.

He said Ferrier told him this will, hopefully, be done after the Ikon copy machine contract renewal.

Ferrier was not available for comment at press time Thursday.

In other business, the SGA passed two resolutions.

In Resolution No. 4, titled Texas College Junior Association, the SGA agreed to pay $90 for two freshman representatives to attend the Texas Junior College Student Government Association conference to be held at UTB/TSC.

The TJCSA's mission statement is to “give junior college students an active role in the American democracy, to promote better relations among the junior colleges of the state of Texas and to actively represent the needs and interests of two-year college students before the Texas Legislature.”

The other three freshman representatives who will attend the conference will be sponsored by Student Activities.

In Resolution No. 5, titled American Student Government Association, the SGA agreed to pay a $225 one-year fee to become a founding member of the ASGA and benefit from the tools the association provides.

Camarillo said the ASGA will “bring the SGA to a national level.”

The ASGA will provide “unlimited research opportunities for Student Government,” he said. “We will also be able to have legal consultation.”

In other business, Vice President for Policy and Procedures Hugo Perez said the SGA is forming a committee that will choose one student from each of the five schools and honor them for student involvement on campus.

Camarillo said the SGA would like to do this during commencement and present the students with a plaque.

The award winners would be selected through either an essay in which they would state why they should be selected for the award, or through an application process.

In other business, Camarillo said he met with the Academic Senate Committee on Environmental Responsibility on Oct. 9. The committee, which is chaired by Associate Technical Instructor Pat Wade, looks at environmental issues around campus.

The committee asked the SGA to consider initiating a recycling program on campus.

“We are in the process of possibly researching it and, hopefully, starting a recycling program here on campus,” Camarillo said.

Camarillo said he met with the Evening Committee to “look at issues that face night students on campus.” The majority of the students on campus attend class from 4-10 p.m. The administration is concerned about the needs of night students.

Senator at Large Mark Robinson reported that women have expressed concern for security at night.

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