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Student body president candidates talk goals

Emmanuel Ayiku, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2017

Students will have the chance to vote for the next student body president Monday and Tuesday. An email will be sent to each students’ panthermail address, allowing them to vote all the student government’s executive board positions. Speaker of the Senate Felicia Wagner, student vice president...

Student Government vice president candidates discuss plans

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 26, 2017

The student government will have elections for its executive positions Monday and Tuesday. Students will be sent an email in their Panthermail letting them vote for the candidates. Derek Pierce and Juan Neveraz are both running for executive vice president. Pierce, current student vice president...

Student Senate hears about allocation cuts

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 8, 2017

The Student Senate heard about cutting allocations to the Student Recreation Center, student government and the University Board at its meeting Wednesday. Derek Pierce, student vice president for student affairs, said the reason for these cuts was because overall allocations asked for amounted to...

Campus Recreation upgrades approved

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 1, 2017

The Student Senate voted to approve the release of funds for upgrades to Campus Recreation that had been suspended last year at its Wednesday meeting. The funds totaled $18,349 and included software updates for $9,500, a PowerMill machine for $5,899 and a rowing machine for $2,950. Derek Pierce,...

Student Senate votes on allocations

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

February 8, 2017

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 1, 2017

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 25, 2017

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 18, 2017

  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 11, 2017

  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 6, 2016

  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 29, 2016

  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

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...

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