The SGA Student Senate convened at U of L’s dental school for one of its final meetings of the school year on Tuesday.

The biggest topic was the proposed SAC renovations, which at this point are still up in the air.

The university will make a presentation of its plans for the SAC West renovations to the Executive board on March 31, and to the full Senate on April 7.

According to SGA President Monali Haldankar, the university characterized the plans as fluid. The continue to receive new suggestions and will have a final plan on April 7.

Haldankar said that preliminary drawings were presented at a meeting last night, but noted that they were far from completion.

The university plan is likely to include space for Athletics and Sodexo.

At this point, students are mainly asking for specific details on net gain of space, number of meeting rooms and cost.


Services Vice President Morgan Cooksey also offered details about the proposed L-Trail, which is a well-lit walkway planned for the Belknap campus. Crime around campus in the past week has renewed interest in the topic, and Cooksey said that SGA is hoping to have implemented phase one of the project by the end of summer.

Wave3 News reported earlier today that U of L plans to match the $20,000 students have committed to the project, which will cost upwards of $20,000.

However, Cooksey and Haldankar said that they had not received any confirmation from the University.

At this point, they said, they are hoping to receive as much funding as possible, and plan to do as much construction as possible within their financial constraints.

According to Cooksey, five new lights are already in place for SGA to review.