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Student Senate votes on allocations

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

February 9, 2017


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The Student Senate passed a movement Wednesday requesting that faculty lose their voting power about the allocation of student funds on the apportionment board. With the approval of Lynette Drake, interim vice president for student affairs, the three faculty members on the apportionment board will...

Student senate selects new speaker

Student senate selects new speaker

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 2, 2017


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The student senate almost unanimously voted to make Senator Felicia Wagner the new speaker of the senate at their meeting Wednesday. Wagner ran against Senator JaLisa Smith. Maralea Negron, the executive vice president of the student senate, told her fellow peers in the senate to focus on the candidates...

Student Senate welcomes new senators and nominates speakers

Student Senate welcomes new senators and nominates speakers

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 26, 2017


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The Student Senate swore in 14 new senators and heard a speech from each candidate running for Speaker of the Senate at their meeting Wednesday. Student Senators JaLisa Smith and Felicia Wagner were both nominated for the position. “Three things I want to work on for Student Government are the...

Student Senate prepares for new speaker, senators

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2017


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  Students were encouraged to vote for the 14 students running for student senators, and executive board members explained the appointing process during Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. The ballot will be emailed to students by Student Body President Catie Witt and will be open starting...

Student Senate to hold special elections

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 12, 2017


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  The Student Senate is now having special elections and will start the year off with new members, a new Speaker of the Senate and a new secretary. Student Body President Catie Witt said new senate members are needed to make quorum. Currently, there are 11 Student Senate members not including...

Student Senate to reflect on semester

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 7, 2016


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  With another semester for the Student Senate over, the executive board will reflect on the past semester and vote on a new Speaker of the Senate at their meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Student Body President Catie Witt...

Student Senate to talk about elections

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 30, 2016


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  The Student Senate will discuss the upcoming election of a new Speaker of the Senate at their meeting 7 p.m. today in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Luke Young, student vice president of academic affairs, said JaLisa Smith, currently the chair of...

Student Senate hears of potential room and board increase

Sam Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 17, 2016


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The Student Senate heard about a possible 2 percent increase in the 2017-18 room and board rates at their meeting Wednesday. Mark Hudson, the director of Housing and Dining, told the senate the room and board rates for Fall 2017 are going to be 2 percent higher than last year. He said six students...

Student senate discusses being politically active

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 10, 2016


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The Student Senate discussed an initiative to get the Monetary Award Program Grants funded and about sending out letters to legislators about the budget. Student Body President Catie Witt talked about a group who reached out to her to get students involved in trying to get a budget passed in Illinois. The...

Student senate to talk scholarships, pamphlets

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 1, 2016


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  The Student Senate will hear about grade appeal pamphlets and scholarship presentations at their meeting Wednesday. Luke Young, student vice president for student affairs, said he gave the grade appeal pamphlets he created to Shelley James, the interim director of Ninth Street Hall, to look...

Student Senate talks pamphlets

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 26, 2016


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  The Student Senate talked about making students aware of the grade appeals process and announced a speaker for the “It’s On Us” Campaign at its meeting Wednesday. Luke Young, student vice president for academic affairs, talked to Shelley James, the interim director of Ninth Street...

Applications for Student Senate to be available next week

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 25, 2016


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Applications to be on the Student Senate will be available starting Wednesday, Oct.26. and will be due on Wednesday Nov. 16. The Student Senate will discuss these applications and the “It’s On Us” Campaign at its meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arcola/Tuscola room. The senate did not meet...

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