UPDATE: We were notified that this bill did, indeed, pass last night, but that just means next year’s SGA will consider these recommendations.
Before peacing from Midd, Senior Class senators Nathan Arnosti and Michael Hilgendorf and Student Co-Chair of Community Council Barrett Smith put together an omnibus bill comprising dozens of suggestions sent in from Seniors sent describing how they would improve Middlebury if they could (regardless of feasibility). Here is the bill they put together (
with no expectation of its passing)– it’s got some interesting ideas. Add your ideas in the comments.
Whereas, the class of 2013 has been an integral part of the Middlebury College community for four years,
Whereas, when asked for suggestions on what would improve their collegiate experience, dozens of members of the senior class offered their input,
Whereas, the SGA strives to represent students’ opinions to the best of its ability,
Whereas, Oprah Winfrey once said, “Turn your wounds into wisdom,”
Therefore, let it be resolved that the senior class, through the SGA, encourages the administration in conjunction with 2013-14 Student Government Organizations to:
a. Improve the course evaluation system in order to provide students more information when choosing classes.*
b. Improve on-campus sports medicine for non-varsity athletes, and increase resources and support for these groups in general.*
c. Create a fully functioning wifi system throughout Atwater dining hall.*
d. Pave the walkway between Davis Library and Axinn that is currently a worn footpath.*
e. Increase funding for internships and only consider offering credit if doing so does not disadvantage low-income students.*
f. Ensure that at least one television in the gym is set to a channel other than sports. Continue reading