Yesterday’s Speaker’s Podium saw a return visit from a senator of years past: Ben Hatch. Hatch was involved in Senate about four years ago, serving on the Executive Board.
Hatch urged Senate to “take a stand when you feel its necessary against the administration.”
- Make sure that the resolutions you pass actually get presented to the administration.
- Be transparent: “The people that voted for you deserve to know what you’re doing.”
- Don’t be afraid to disagree with the administration: Senate is “not just a place to be a yes-man.”
“Take this job very seriously,” he said. Above all, Hatch stressed that Senate was a place to get things done and to affect change at SMU, making it a “very important body.”