Armstrong Student Government members share their feelings about Wednesday night’s senate meeting

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  • Tyler Tyack, speaker for the Armstrong Campus SGA, and Spencer DeMink, executive vice president of Armstrong Campus, shared their thoughts about Wednesday nights senate meeting.

Coy Kirkland

Members of Armstrong’s Student Government Association reflect on Wednesday night’s senate meeting.

Last night’s meeting at Statesboro campus was filled with student inquiries, complaints and concerns. The meeting consisted of delegates from Statesboro and Armstrong campuses Student Government Associations and they sat down to listen and discuss the commencement changes with the student population. The goal of the meeting was to not specifically focused on graduation or commencement but soon the focus shifted.

“I think the Statesboro Senate meeting was great,” Tyler K. Tyack, speaker for the Armstrong campus SGA said. “I saw a lot of participation come out there and I think for the first time the three campuses have a united voice against something and I think the administration really needs to start listening.”

At the meeting, student’s were able to voice their concerns and questions about graduation leading Spencer DeMink, executive vice president of Armstrong Campus, to say that if the meeting was called eventful and interesting that it would be an understatement

Despite the eventful night, the meeting was still hailed as a success by DeMink.

“We did our job,” said DeMink. “On both campuses we have legislation go through we had senate meetings, we had student concerns, we had administration present. There’s really not much more that we can rationally do.”

The meeting did discuss the creation and passing of legislation to reverse the decision for the commencement changes.

DeMink said that Steele’s involvement with the creation of the reversal legislation was limited because it was an Armstrong Senate proposal and executives cannot write legislation.

The future of the passing of reversal legislation on Statesboro campus due to a 72-hour wait period in order for the senators to read over the proposal. Even if the SGA were to send through the legislation the university can still proceed to go through with their choice if they so choose to.

Coy Kirkland, The George-Anne Enterprise Reporter,