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SA leaders to meet with Chartwells

By Jim Parsons
Daily Cougar Staff 

The Students' Association Senate laid the groundwork for its work next semester Wednesday evening during its last meeting of 1999.

Concerns with Chartwells, the University's food-service provider, headlined Senate discussion Wednesday. Student Regent Glenn Turner said SA executives will meet with Chartwells director Nick Iula and representatives from Harlon's barbecue in the University Center today regarding complaints about the facility.

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Students' Association President Tom Cassidy leads the Senate in a moment of silence to remember those killed and in jured in the Nov. 18 Texas A&M bonfire collapse.

"They're having problems with food and everything else," Turner said, specifically referring to the fact that half the soda fountains in the restaurant were out of order Wednesday.

Turner also addressed the promotional flyers students have been given regarding the expiration of their Cougar 1Card accounts. The flyers encourage students with extra money on their cards to purchase cases of snacks and beverages so they don't lose the remaining portions of their meal plans.

But Turner said the prices seemed inflated and he plans to discuss them with Iula.

SA President Tom Cassidy agreed that problems exist regarding food service, but applauded Iula for his work.

"Nick Iula is really doing his best to get with us to find out what problems we're having," Cassidy said.

In other business, At-Large Sen. Stacy Hilliard said she had met with academic advising officials at the College of Business Administration regarding concerns that academic advisers were not readily available.

Hilliard said the CBA plans to institute Internet-based academic audits students can perform themselves, which will reduce paperwork and student traffic in the advising offices. She encouraged every college to adopt similar programs in order to make advising appointments available to students who may urgently need them.

Both Cassidy and Vice President Dana Enriquez said they had phoned student officials at Texas A&M University to offer condolences after that school's Nov. 18 bonfire collapse. Senators observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the 12 A&M students who were killed in that incident.

All legislation in committee will remain in discussions at least until the SA's next meeting, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000.

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