As an At Large Senator, my job description is very simple: represent and advocate for the entirety of the student body as best as possible. However, to do this, the At-Large Senators and I need student feedback. One of the ways we have been trying to get this feedback is by visiting different student groups, such as ROAR, ADVANCE, and Engineers without Borders, and simply telling people what we've been working on so far, and then asking for input or suggestions. This has been very successful, but we could always use more! In Student Government, there are many different ways to get involved, such as the committees, and simply working on projects with Senators and the Student Government Cabinet. All of this information can be found on our website, but please feel free to e-mail me and we'll make sure you find an area that is best suited for you to get involved in!
As an At-Large Senator, one of our duties is to work on projects that will better the student body. Last Spring when running for re-election for Senate, one of my initiatives was to ensure that students had a comfortable place to study as well as ensuring that student safety continued to remain a top priority. After meeting with Cheryl Albrecht, Associate Dean of Langsam Library, we came to the conclusion that we needed to discuss the library's hours of operation for the week prior to, and the week of exams. This is because we realized that there is an influx of students who call Langsam their home during these two weeks of the academic term. Therefore, we agreed to keep Langsam open until 2:00 AM during specific days when library usage was high as well as then discuss how to ensure if students were to come to the library, how could we make sure they were safe on their way to and from campus. I then met with Chief Cureton and Officer Lance Long, and we agreed to extend the hours of operation for NightRide to 4:00 AM from December 2-14 to ensure students would be able to get to and from campus safely at all hours of the night. I also worked with Darlene Bunton, Director of Parking Services to extend Safe Zone Parking hours from 10:30 PM to 9:00 PM in order for students to drive over to Woodside Garage and park for $1. We simply want to ensure that all students can utilize all campus resources while maintaining a high sense of safety and security when you're in transit.
As mentioned before, if you're looking to get involved or simply have questions or comments, please visit our website, uc.edu/sg or send me an e-mail atnaabas [at] mail [dot] uc [dot] edu.
-Andrew Naab, Second Year