SGA meets, eats with Bruno


Siddharth Gaulee

President Nick Bruno adresses senators at the Luncheon

Mashed Potatoes, green beans, fried chicken and cheesecake excites anyone around noon, but the Student Government Association (SGA) senators were more excited to hear the update about the changes that were discussed last fall at the same luncheon.

The campus administration along with President Nick Bruno, joined the Student Government Association (SGA) senators for the bi-annual lunch last Friday to discuss some of the concerns conveyed by the student body.

“A lot of the ideas from the last luncheon are still in works, but some of the changes have already been brought to the campus,” said Camile Currier, Vice President of student affairs.

Photo by: Siddharth Gaulee
Senator Ann Marie Cash asks a question at the Luncheon

Mentorship and job shadowing programs, new cardio equipment in the activity center, upgraded Wi-Fi at residential dorms, multiple myPrint stations and a new dock on the bayou are some of the changes that have been brought this semester.

A lot more questions and ideas for campus improvements from the students were gathered throughout this semester from events like “Let’s Talk Warhawks” to be presented at the luncheon.

Senators brought up several of those concerns, including handicap accessibility in a few buildings, more mentorship programs, adding more myPrint stations, adding a Mac lab in the library, new washers and dryers in residential dorms and better utilization of the second floor in the library.

Thomas Hoover, CIO and Dean of the library computing center, shared that a lot of upgrades are in the plans for the library including powered furniture, a relaxation area, computer lab on the second floor and a virtual reality lab.

Hoover also mentioned that ULM would be the first school in Louisiana to incorporate virtual reality into classrooms.

Bruno urged the students to be more vigilant about what is going on in Baton Rouge and attend the UL System Day on April 11 to show their support of higher education.

SGA president Bryce Bordelon stated that Lunch with the President is one of his favorite events that SGA puts on.

“Even though we are in contact with the administration throughout the semester, getting to meet and talk with all of them at one place is very helpful,” said Bordelon.

A new set of senators will meet with Bruno and the administration for the next luncheon and continue the same principle of “students serving students.”