Ring announces SGA president at meeting

Editor’s Note: Look for updated coverage of the SGA presidential election in the next few hours.

SGA assembly welcomed a new president this week and awarded its first grants of the semester.

Current parliamentarian Al Carroll will serve as the next SGA president, president Chris Ring announced.

Carroll thanked everyone for voting and assured members he will serve them well.

“I won’t let you down,” he said. “This really means a lot to me.”

Grants were awarded to Alternative Spring Break, ADrenaline, Pharmacy Class of 2014, ACM, Delta Tau Delta, BRIC, Black Student Union, Archives, Sigma Alpha Iota and Weightlifting Club.

The Butler chapter of “Tom’s Shoes” also offered a resolution to gain SGA support for their “One Day Without Shoes” campaign. If passed, the resolution would endorse April 5 as a day where students could not wear shoes in support of people around the world who cannot afford them. The resolution will be further discussed next week.

Beyond the announcements and grants, there was discussion over whether students would prefer IR to invest in more Panopto recorders or iPad carts for classroom use.

About three-fourths of assembly favored increased Panopto technology, since some said it would benefit more students.