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Campus programming funds put crunch on student groups

(08/27/10 5:50am)

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.

Still no explanation for SGA voting glitch

(04/14/10 4:45am)

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.

Some professors worry that online courses could lead to decentralization of students and faculty

(03/30/10 5:26pm)

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.

President talks about students, financial uncertainty, transition at Academic Senate

(03/02/10 9:31pm)

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.

Opinion surveys closer to moving online

(02/03/10 6:15am)

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.

SGA sponsoring workshop to outline how to start an RSO

(11/16/09 4:30am)

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.