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No. 5 October 8, 1993
Tlie Official CamfHis Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
Student Government defines goals
by E J. Dolce
Kevin Cloer, along with his fellow stu
dent government executive officers, has the
unenviable task of untangling a mess that has
been plaguing the Student Government Asso
ciation (SGA) for a couple of years now.
Passage of a new SGA Constitution may
be one step in steering the SGA out of “dire
straights,” what Jeff Price, vice president of
SGA, referred to SGA’s current situation.
Under new leadership, the organization
has defined its goals for the upcoming aca
“Updating the constitution and increas
ing visitation are our two biggest goals,” said
The senate voted affirmatively to pass a
new constitution at their last meeting. Here
follows a list of concerns (in italics) by The
Pilot editorial staff:
Article IV, Student Senate; Section B; 2. The
Senator shall be a member of the class from which
he is elected and be free from disciplinary proba
tion. Taken literally, this means that the senator
must be a “he” and will not have to answer to
disciplinary charges after elected. Section B may
be assumed to be qualifications for the position of
senator, but is not labeled as such.
Article IV, Student Senate; Section C; 2. The
Senate shall remove, after due process, and Execu
tive officer. Senator, or member of the Judicial
Council by a two-thirds majority vote of its mem
bership. Due process is not defined, and no
mention of a hearing is given.
Article V, Executive Body; Section A; 3. These
officers (executive body) shall be elected at a time
and in a manner fixed by the Elections Committee
and shall hold office for a term of one year pro
vided eligibility for office is maintained, or until
their successors are elected and qualified. Not
even a specific month for elections is designated.
Article V, Executive Body; Section B. Qualifi
cations of President; 2. The President shall be a
rising Junior or Senior at the time he/she takes
office. Traditionally, only seniors, who have
usually had up to three years experience at a
school, are allowed to run for president. A prece
dent such as this allows the opportunity for it to be
open to all underclassmen eventually.
3. The President must be a member of Student
Senate prior to his/her service in this capacity.
"The '75 constitution was too
strict. The proposed constitution will
give SGA more power and leeway
and correct inconsistencies."
Cloer. “Our mission is to convince the student
body that SGA is on their side and does have
the power to change things.”
One way that the SGA hopes to convince
the student body is through passage of the new
‘The ‘75 constitution was too strict The
proposed constitution will give SGA more
power and leeway and correct inconsisten
cies,” said Cloer.
“The Judicial Council will come back to
answer questions on the constitution and as an
appellate court, but most importantly, we need
a constitution to make things legal and proper.”
Another issue that the SGA must address
this year is how student government will fight
apathy at Gardner-Webb.
‘There is really nothing SGA can do
about apathy except not be guilty of it,” said
Cloer. “I hope we can gain the student’s trust
so we can help them do things to make our
First we must encourage senators to hear
student’s opinions and encourage students to
inform their senators of their views to keep
senators accountable. Secondly, we are work
ing with Webnett on the possibility of airing
Staley Lectures prompt lively discussion
Reaction to Dr. George Schweitzer's Staley Lectures varied last week. Schweitzer attempt to
reconcile scientific views with biblical accounts. For whom evolution is not a nasty word,
Schweitzer's approach is invigorating and dramatic. Others find his approach offensive and
disturbing. In either event, several lively discussions spun out of an unusual dimensions last week.
When asked why students were not allowed to
speak at the last senate meeting, Jeff Price, vice
president of SGA, referred to the fact that citizens
do not speak on the floor of the US Senate. Well,
the office of President of the United States does not
require its occupant to have participated in gov
ernment at any level prior to coming to office.
6. The President of the Association may call the
Senate into special sessions with proper notice. No
mention ofhow long a proper notice should be was
Article V, Executive Body; Section F; 1. The
Chairman of the Student Entertainment Associa
tion is the only elected member of the Association.
The Chairman appoints all committee chairs and a
co-chair. There is no mention as to what "Associa
tion " that the chairman is to be the only elected
officer of. See Article V; Section B, 2. to see how the
loose use of the word “Association” could be
confusing, or misleading as compared to the use of
the word “Association ” in this section.
See Constitution page 3
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