SGA 'cleans up'
Under normal circumstances, the campaign leading up to the Feb. 19 Student
Government Association (SGA) elections would have left a sea of brightly
colored flyers plastered on campus sidewalks and plazas.
Thanks to funding from the President's Office, campaign flyers were not
as much of a problem this year. President Bill Chace recently approved funding
for seven temporary bulletin boards throughout campus. The boards were located
in high-traffic areas such as Dobbs Center and Cox Hall.
Chace approved funding for the bulletin boards after SGA President Jeremy
Berry and SGA Elections Board Chair Rashelle Centor expressed concern over
the probable impact that massive campaign flyering would have on the appearance
of the campus.
The bulletin boards served as a temporary solution for a problem that will
be addressed in a proposal approved last fall by the University Senate.
That plan calls for a ban on taping flyers to campus sidewalks and plazas
and for the creation of an Office of Communication to oversee the distribution
of campus information through methods that are not harmful to the campus
environment or appearance.
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