Students shared their ideas and suggestions with the members of the House of Student Representatives on Wednesday at Student Government Association’s table talk station in Tucker Technology Center.
Table talk allows students to voice their opinions to SGA representatives and are part of SGA’s efforts to be more transparent to the student body, Ryan Tiglas, the Honors College representative, said.
“Basically, it’s the idea that in the past students have talked about how we need to include the student voice more, and we want to reach out to the students,” Tiglas said. “By doing this, by going to different colleges and different buildings, we’re giving students the opportunity to talk with the representatives and bring up issues that haven’t been brought to our attention before.”
One student walked up to the table and suggested that Froggie Five-0 operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and that a coffee machine be put in Tucker.
“We’re just trying to be as transparent as possible and getting as much feedback as we can from the student body,” Nick Daigle, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts representative, said.
Daigle said House members will continue to improve the concept of the table talk.
“I think it’s just a good step toward this inclusion and collaboration between the students and the people that represent them," Reid Waller, class of 2016 representative, said. "I think there’s been a disconnect in the past and think this is just a great way to shorten that gap."
Table talks are on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the next event will be held on March 6 in Smith Hall.