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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.
University President George Ross addressed rising tuition costs as one of many topics of student concern at an open forum Monday.
There is still no explanation as to why online voting for the Student Government Association president and vice president ended 12 hours earlier last weekend than planned. The competition between Troy junior Evan Agnello and Garden City senior Brittany Mouzourakis was cut short Sunday morning because of a “glitch” in the online voting system, officials say.
Brittany Mouzourakis and David Breed have been elected the next president and vice president of the Student Government Association — but not without controversy.
Polls open Monday to elect the next Student Government Association president.
The new president will be sworn in the day before SGA’s next meeting.
The future of class work may not reside in the classroom. Dave Whale, associate professor of educational leadership, has two daughters that attend CMU. To them, online courses are no big deal. “Online learning is a natural extension of everything you’ve grown up with,” he said.
Two podiums rested on the stage of the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium during Tuesday’s Student Government Association Debate.
But only one was used.
Evan Agnello will not be taking part in a debate for Student Government Association President.
Jason Nichol said online classes have grown at Central Michigan University. “Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are here to stay,” said the Student Government Association president and Mount Pleasant senior. “It’s our job to inform students of the issues that will affect them.”
Starting a registered student organization can be confusing.
But after Tuesday night, students may have a clearer idea of how to navigate the process.
Ashley Chaplain is not the first person in her family to be politically active.
“My grandmother’s 82, and she’s still protesting,” the Wixom junior said Thursday while protesting higher education budget cuts. “I voted for change, and that’s what I want.”
University President George Ross’ transition team will have its first meeting Thursday.
It will be a closed-door meeting just for the president and team members, said Mary Jane Flanagan, executive assistant to the president.
Students from across the state will travel Thursday to the Capitol Building in Lansing to rally for higher-education funding. The movement is dubbed “Lansing Blitz,” and takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is organized by the Student Association of Michigan.
Thousands of students every day wear Central Michigan University attire to their classes.
University President George Ross spoke Tuesday of financial woes and transitioning into leadership when he addressed the Academic Senate for the first time.
“I want to let you know that it’s day two and I’ve got it all figured out,” he said, jokingly, to the group gathered in Dow 102.
The Academic Senate voted 26-19 Tuesday to support publishing the Student Opinion Surveys on the Central Michigan University Portal.
The issue now is in the hands of Provost Gary Shapiro, who will review the minutes from the meeting and a request by the Student Government Association for publication of the scores. Shapiro is expected to make a decision on the issue in the next few weeks.
A bike rental program is coming to Central Michigan University courtesy of the Student Government Association’s Legislative Affairs Committee.
Cameron Hunt came to hear Gov. Jennifer Granholm speak Thursday because he wanted to hear why his parents were losing $12,000 toward their children’s education.
Tom Idema said he believes students interested in starting a registered student organization may be surprised to find it is not difficult.
The assistant director of Student Life will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Powers Hall Room 136 on how to start an RSO. The Student Government Association, with help from the Growth and Development Committee, will host the meeting.
Issues discussed Monday night include tailgating policy, presidential search, bike paths and sustainability. Click the story to read the recap!