UF SG cancels meeting, hands out Gator bracelets and T-shirts

Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

The University of Florida's Student Government meeting Tuesday night was canceled because of the Gators' national championship win and a men's basketball game on Tuesday night.

With those two sporting events plus the added stress of a new semester, it was in the interest of the senators that the first meeting was delayed for a week, Senate President Josh Weiss said.

The Senate wasn't set to discuss anything requiring immediate attention at the meeting, he said.

So postponing the first meeting a week seemed like a good solution.

But Student Government leaders were busy Monday handing out orange and blue plastic bracelets and then T-shirts at the O'Connell Center before the game.

Student Government chipped in to help pay for both.

"There wasn't exactly a budget set aside for the Gators playing in a national championship," Student Body Treasurer Ryan Moseley said.

However, Student Government managed to "scrape" together more than $10,000 from various areas to help fund the T-shirts and bracelets.

When Senate meetings resume next Tuesday night, the committee chairs will present reports on their goals for the coming semester.

The Senate will also vote on a resolution congratulating the Gators football team on its championship victory.

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