Senate Will Fund Menstrual Care Infrastructure for Public Bathrooms on Campus

A group photo of the Fall 2018 Student Senate (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

A group photo of the Fall 2018 Student Senate (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

By Gauri Mangala, News Editor

The Monday, April 15 meeting of Student Senate officially announced the outcomes of the presidential and vice presidential elections for the Executive Board 2019-20: Patrick McKenna ’20 and Jack Lashendock ’20 will serve as president and vice president, respectively.

Vice President Pat Custer ’19 announced that petitions and Google forms for senator, class office, and technocratic executive positions are due Wednesday, April 17.

Secretary Marisa Balanda announced that the Gettysburg News Network has been de-recognized as a Senate club.

A constitutional amendment stating that absences may be excused at the discretion of the Senate Executive board and clarifying language regarding eligibility to run for executive positions was tabled.

A budget request for $7,500 to fund 25 vending units of menstrual care products was allotted. Senator Nadine Snyder ’21 voiced concerns that the college should be paying for the machines.

Public Relations chair Syd Quan ’22 and College Life Advisory Committee Chair Rock Swartz ’22 presented about the suggestions that they had received during their “Servo Suggestion table.” To view to full presentation, watch The Gettysburgian livestream:

During student concerns, Melanie Pangol ’21 urged president-elect McKenna to sit down with her to discuss the issues of micro-aggressions in Student Senate, to which McKenna agreed.

At next week’s Senate meeting, The Gettysburgian will host a forum for the remaining Senate officer candidates.

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Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as the News Editor for the Gettysburgian, a position she has held since May of 2018. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She hopes to study International Affairs and Anthropology during her time at Gettysburg.

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