News – The Daily Cougar By Greg Fails February 20, 2019
Syed has been a Senator in SGA for a year and has been involved in a variety of bills and events geared toward communication. | Photo courtesy of Moiz Syed.
For Moiz Syed, one of the most pressing issues facing the University of Houston is that many students don’t know what’s happening on campus.
A political science and marketing sophomore, current CLASS senator and presidential candidate for the Coogs Unite party, Syed said the issue really became apparent to him after a lackluster turnout at a CLASS Career Fair he worked on last year.
“What typically happens is students go in and out without really getting involved in the University,” Syed said. “The best way to give them as many opportunities as possible is to let them know what’s going on.”
While running for the position of CLASS senator last year, Syed said he realized most students don’t know much about SGA. It’s been the same this year, he said.
Syed said while campaigning during this election he asked many students if they know what SGA is or who their senators are.
“I don’t get much of a response,“ Syed said. “I want it to be at the point that students will know who their senators are and could see them walking and ask them about what’s going on.”
One of the initiatives Syed hopes to accomplish if elected is instituting a grade replacement policy, which he thinks would help students who struggled to maintain their grades in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
“(Harvey) hit us hard and really bad, and a lot of people were focused on rebuilding their houses and making sure their families were intact and weren’t able to go to school and, as a result, failed a lot of their classes,” Syed said.
One key …