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Student Government Association continues to press issues

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?

It is hard for me to believe how quickly time has passed this semester. Even though my term as student body president is halfway over, I am quite pleased with the substantive progress the Student Government Association has made this semester. We have worked in collaboration with administration to create 100 new on-campus student jobs and to lower the cost of health care plans for international students.

We have engaged in an aggressive petitioning campaign for the removal of the Assistant Attorney General of Michigan and laid the foundation for a campaign regarding the passage of the Medical Amnesty Bill. SGA has also hosted open forums with President (George) Ross, Vice President (David) Burdette and Dean (Bruce) Roscoe in order to increase communication between students and university administration.

These are just some of the issues we have tackled this semester. Even though the fall semester is coming to a close, our momentum will continue to carry forward. We will be pursuing an ambitious agenda in the spring, which will include advocating for off-campus recycling, beginning the pro bono legal clinic and creating academic caucuses.

As always, we will continue to act on student concerns in hopes of creating a better CMU student environment.

Remember, if you ever do have concerns with on- or off-campus issues, please let us know and we will make every effort to find solutions. We are here to serve you.

I wish you the best of luck during your final exams. May the wind be at your back and blow correct answers your way!

All of us in SGA wish you a safe and relaxing winter break!

Brittany Mouzourakis

Student Body President