TSG discusses big plans for the semester

Temple Student Government held its first State of the Campus address for this semester Monday, Jan. 26.

Despite the brevity of the meeting, TSG President Nadine Mompremier announced many upcoming events student government plans to hold.

The main event is “Just Cause” month, which is dedicated to philanthropy and service.

“It’s a time to show what students care about,” Mompremier said.

Mompremier and Vice President of External Affairs Nexus Cook asked the audience what people they would like to see speak at Temple. The audience suggested former president Bill Clinton, Oprah, various U.S. representatives and several music and film stars. They also expressed interest in hearing from representatives of Project H.O.M.E., an organization that blahblahblah and Back on my Feet, an organization which blah blah blah.

Mompremier also announced Vice President of Services Farzad Firoz’s plan to have a shuttle service to South Philadelphia to help students with their grocery shopping. The shuttle service would run twice-a-month on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings and take students to grocery stores or department stores near Columbus Boulevard, like Walmart and Target.

Cook announced her progress regarding town meetings with students and community members. She told the assembly that the meetings would “open dialogue between groups” and help figure out ways to live together. Cook started this initiative after the issues with Yorktown arose.

Town hall meetings will have representatives from the community as well as students to help address all the issues the two groups face. Cook wants to bring community leaders and council members to the meetings so both sides can ask questions and come up with strategies. Cook said the first of three she plans to hold this semester should be sometime in February.

TSG Senate President Jeff Dempsey ended the meeting with encouragements for all students to attend the Senate meeting on the first and third Mondays of each month.

Rebecca Hale can be reached at rebecca.hale@temple.edu.

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