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Student Government Association President Brittany Mouzourakis announced the proposed pro bono legal clinic has a prospective start-date of March 21.
Three licensed attorneys, all Central Michigan University instructors, have agreed to participate in the clinic, which will offer free legal advice to students on a by-appointment basis.
The fund for additional PrintQ allocations for students, a joint project between the Student Government Association and Office of Information Technology.
SGA president Brittany Mouzourakis said OIT may give up to $10,000 per semester for the fund, depending on student demand.
The Student Government Association passed a resolution Monday to recommend landlords of off-campus apartment complexes to provide recycling services to their residents. “A Resolution Supporting Equal Recycling Services for Off-Campus Residents” passed unanimously through both the SGA house and senate, and will be sent to the Mount Pleasant city commission, area landlords and university administrators.
The Student Government Association is planning to start a “PrintQ fund” for students who go over their allotted on-campus printing quota.
The fund is still in the planning stages, and would be created in a partnership with the Office of Information Technology, SGA President Brittany Mouzourakis said after the group’s first meeting in the Dow Science Complex Monday night.
The Student Government Association’s hope to create a “PrintQ fund” to give some students more money to print on campus is a concept that should be given full support. On Monday, SGA decided it would begin to look into the fund, which according to SGA President Brittany Mouzourakis, would be available to students who apply for extra money for their PrintQ quota.
Establishing a pro bono legal clinic is at the top of Student Government Association President Brittany Mouzourakis' list of goals this year.
“If it’s the last thing I do, I’ll get this pro bono clinic running," said Mouzourakis, a Garden City senior.
Union Township’s triple threat is finally complete as three fully erect wind turbines stand south of the township hall building, 2010 S. Lincoln Road.
Zoning Administrator Woody Woodruff said the third and final wind turbine was installed by Block Electric Co. of Weidman Nov. 23.
It’s that time of the year when the library grows crowded, caffeine consumption is at an all-time high, and North Face jackets no longer keep you warm while walking to class.\Yes, it’s that time of the year when we start to reflect upon the semester and wonder: where did the time go?
SGA hopes to open a pro bono legal clinic in the beginning of February
Brittany Mouzourakis, SGA president, said she is heading a project that will offer that assistance to students.
The Presidential Transition Team will not submit a progress report in time for the Nov. 15 deadline.
Phil Squattrito, co-chairman of the transition team and chemistry professor, said the progress report’s completion will be delayed for the second time because creating a survey for the report took longer than expected.
Fraser junior Cameron Hunt was pleased with University President Ross’ knowledge of campus events and modest answers on Monday night.
The Student Government Association welcomed Ross in an open forum to create an open line of communication between the student body and administration.
Ashley Hehl’s house on University Street is piled high with old bottles, egg cartoons and plastic bags.
But the Coopersville senior isn’t too lazy to clean up — she is trying to save the environment.
About 54 percent of the university’s total revenue from 2009-10 came from tuition, David Burdette told student leaders Monday.
During the Student Government Association meeting, the vice president of Financial and Administrative Services lectured students and answered questions about how CMU is funded.
The university health insurance policy for international students has been modified to include per semester coverage.
Several discussions were held with international students and university leadership groups in recent months to develop a more affordable insurance plan, said Tom Trionfi, director of contracting and purchasing services.
While requiring international students at CMU to have health insurance is only logical, the recent changes to the university’s health insurance policy allows more freedom.
International students have been provided with more options from more health insurance providers and the option to pay for insurance by the semester, instead of being required to pay for an entire year, including the summer.
The Student Government Association has voiced strong support for its fellows at the University of Michigan. The Central Michigan University SGA Senate unanimously approved a resolution Monday advocating for the immediate removal of state Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell from office because of his actions against Chris Armstrong, the Student Body President at the University of Michigan.
The Student Government Association is composed of representatives of all kinds of Chips — and last night they were submerged in Salsa.
The SGA House of Representatives took Salsa lessons Monday night in Finch Fieldhouse. House Leader Taylor Hammerl spearheaded the gathering, which was the first house retreat of the semester.
It takes a lot to lead the Student Government Association — dedication, timeliness, diplomacy — and in Brittany Mouzourakis’ case, a pair of black stiletto “power heels.”
Mouzourakis, a Garden City senior, is serving as SGA president this academic year. Although she is majoring in international business, Mouzourakis said she was naturally drawn to politics.
University President George Ross will be recognized at a ceremonial investiture in October marking his induction into Central Michigan University’s administration.
The event will begin with an invitation-only luncheon at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Plachta Auditorium, with a formal ceremony and a reception following in Bovee University Center.
Though the dollars keep shrinking, the bottom line for campus programming remains the same.
Program Board, Greek Life and registered student organizations will not have the luxury of increased funds for the new school year.
The campus programming fund, which is formed from student’s tuition, will be $826,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year; the same amount it was last year.