By Leo Schafer
At Franciscan University Student Government’s meeting on Feb. 15, two pieces of legislation were passed, a new justice was sworn in and several comments were made regarding the ongoing East Palestine train derailment situation.
President Jared Johnson took time to update the senate about the ongoing situation concerning the East Palestine train derailment. The city of Steubenville has found trace amounts of some chemicals in the water, and while those amounts are within safe levels, it is advisable to drink bottled water, Johnson said.
During committee reports, the chair of the development committee announced that baked goods for the Mardi Gras party to be held on Feb. 21 had been ordered.
Fall Bill 12 was then read and passed after some debate. The bill grants the Carpentry Club $450 for its activities this semester. The club had initially asked for a larger amount, but due to the tightening budget, the total allocation was reduced slightly to cover their funding for a shorter amount of time. It was noted that this is similar to the situation FUSG found themselves in regarding the Chess Club’s allocation.
Fall Bill 13, which nominated and confirmed Louis Carrigee as a justice for the supreme court was then passed. Justice Carrigee was sworn in during the meeting.
President Jared Johnson related information about several topics during his weekly update. He said the remodel of the fireside lounge is going well, and paint colors are currently being debated. He added that Franciscan 40 will be launched within the week and Exc!te will be moving its office into the former vocations office in the Student Lounge.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:28 a.m.