Welcome to the February Oval Office!
For as long as I can remember, students complained about the shortage of on-campus ATMs and coin machines. As it is now, there are two ATMs on campus, one in the Union building and one in Harborview Hall, and there is only one coin machine for all residents, which is also located in Harborview Hall. I should also note that the single on-campus coin machine is usually empty.
Fortunately, the SGA has drafted and submitted a proposal this past month requesting the installation of additional ATMs and coin machines in the residence halls. I can only hope that this is the last semester that students have to deal with such a deficiency. We will keep you posted on the progress.
This past month also brought a lot of attention to Wagner’s shuttle service. Following student suggestions, the Late Night Shuttle (sponsored by the SGA Student Activity Fee) will now operate one hour later on Fridays and Saturdays. The last pick up from the SI Ferry is now 3:10 a.m on Friday and Saturday (it was previously 2:10 a.m.). Remember that the Thursday Late Night Shuttle’s last stop will remain 2:10 a.m..
Late Night Shuttle drivers were also instructed to wait until the scheduled departure times before leaving. This is so that if both shuttles are filled and there are remaining students, the Late Night Shuttles will return to pick up remaining students on a “second run,” except on the last run (2:10 a.m. on Thursdays and 3:10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). If you have any other suggestions for either the regular shuttle (that operates during the day) or the Late Night Shuttle, please email email@example.com.
The SGA’s Senior Week Committee hosted its first countdown to graduation event, titled “90 Nights to Graduation,” which hosted a 90s theme. This 21+ event served beer and wine in the Hawks Nest and was well attended, with over 75 attendees. These events are designed to celebrate our time here at Wagner and also raise money for the Senior Week events that occur in May. If you missed it, we look forward to seeing you at our next Countdown to Graduation event! Stay tuned.
Lastly, I’d like to send a big thank you to those of you who reached out to the SGA in the past with great ideas for campus. This type of transparency between the students, the administration and the SGA, is important and I’m glad it has been well established amongst the Wagner community.
Gregory J. Balaes
President, Student Government Association