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Marijuana bill introduced in SGA Senate

(03/03/15 10:00pm)

A new bill introduced in the House and Senate at Monday night’s SGA meeting may allow it so that students with medical marijuana cards may access and use their medicine while on campus.Senator Ian Elliot, the bill’s creator, says that his intention is not for students to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes, but to assist students who require the drug for ailments such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.“(This bill) would not allow for the use outside of anything that the state already allows, or what physicians are already recommending students,” Elliot said.

SGA to petition university president to increase on-campus parking

(02/15/15 10:30pm)

The constant struggle between available parking spaces and students has been on-going at CMU. Now, the SGA Governmental Affairs sub-committee wants to take matters into their own hands in the form of a petition asking for more parking spaces on campus.Chairman of Governmental Affairs, Sam McNerney, says once the online petition reaches 1000 signatures that it will be delivered to President Ross.

SGA Legal Clinic to offer free 'tenant and landlord clinic'

(01/27/15 11:24pm)

Students in need of legal counseling but are short of change can worry no more. For the fifth year in a row, Central’s SGA will be opening their doors in partner with legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta to offer Student Government president Chuck Mahone describes the process as relatively simple.“It’s basically a pro bono legal clinic,” said Mahone.

Parking Services to implement new email notification system at suggestion of SGA

(07/28/14 1:50pm)

  The complaint most often heard by Central Michigan University Student Government Association President Chuck Mahone usually has something to do with on-campus parking. When Mahone was voted in as president last spring, he decided to take action regarding his constituents'  top concern.

New SGA leadership hope to incorporate new tax help program next year

(04/15/14 11:58pm)

Stress and anxiety brought on by the impending deadline for tax season left Omar Kandah relying on his family for help. The Canton junior and employee at the Real Food on Campus residential dining hall, said his dad worked with him to make sure his income tax returns were filed ahead of the April deadline, instead of waiting until the last minute. "Over spring break, when I went home a few days early, I got to sit down with him and get it done early," Kandah said.

Mahone, Urueta sworn in at SGA inauguration

(04/08/14 2:37pm)

With many rounds of thunderous applause, the Student Government Association officials chosen in last week's election were welcomed and sworn in at their inauguration Monday. Held in the Bovee University Center Rotunda, the event celebrated SGA's achievements of the last year and looked to the future of the organization. Following their landslide victory in the election, President-elect Charles Mahone and running mate Mariah Urueta were sworn in at the ceremony. "I feel really blessed by all the support from everyone who helped us get here," Mahone said.