North Dakota State’s Student Government supports cancelling classes the day prior to Thanksgiving.
The move passed unanimously in a resolution at the student senate meeting Sunday. The resolution cites it is dangerous for students to be traveling after classes the evening before Thanksgiving, and it is important for students to be able to spend time with their families.
Eduardo Faundez, a student senator representing graduate studies and one of the authors of the resolution, said, “I can say that this has been a problem for years, even in the time before some senators were the live example. One of them even had to travel as far as Florida, driving. Additionally, another fair point is that usually international students who sometimes do not celebrate Thanksgiving use that time to travel within the country.”
“Considering that you are here for a little time and mostly studying, having time to get to know this country is also nice, and therefore most of the international students consulted are in favor of this too,” Faundez added.
Another resolution was discussed by student senate, proposing that Student Government should support expanding bike share, especially at the Memorial Union and University Village.
That resolution was put on hold until next week. Spencer Moir, student body president, said that he and Anuj Teotia, student body vice president, are preparing to propose extending hours of NDSU’s dining centers.