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Student Government to confirm cabinet members, former senator brings forth allegations

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Student Government held its first meeting of the academic year Aug. 27 in the LBJ Teaching Theatre, where a former senator brought allegations against the student government president.
During public forum, former Senator Elijah Miller raised allegations against Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing, stating Boreing has been dishonest with the Texas State student body about receiving financial assistance through TPUSA during her campaign. Boreing has not yet responded to the allegations.
While discussing new business, six nominees were announced for director positions. Acts referring to the Chief of Staff position, responsibilities and wages were read as well. The last act read was for Bobcat participation in ‘Spirit Friday’.
Dean of Students Margarita Arellano discussed the task force of 27 people she put together. Arellano encouraged Senators to attend the task force Sept. 7 meeting.
Arellano spoke of the Iconic Village fire victim moment of silence hosted by Student Government. She also disclosed that $100,000 was fundraised for the student victims and 62 of the affected students have been helped so far by the Dean of Students.
Texas State has also hired a part-time attorney for immigration, Austin-based Attorney Mark Kinzler. Arellano said he will begin working late September or early October. The position is set to be permanent at Texas State.
During public forum, Enrichment Baccalaureate student Camille Phillips proposed adding a mermaid statue to the Texas State campus. Phillips also spoke about free meals available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to anyone associated with Texas State. Phillips said in light of the Iconic Village fire Texas State should team up with local hardware businesses to give discounts on smoke detectors to students.
Senators voted to table S.B. 2018-2019- “Bobcat Community Service Authorization Act”. The act would require Senators to complete three hours of volunteer work per semester.
The Student Government meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

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