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Letter to the editor

Students’ voices able to be heard

March 13, 2009

In response to the column regarding Student Senate, I wish to highlight all the good that Senate has done this year.

Senate has acted on many issues important to the students of this University, being behind the most successful voter registration drive in the history of this university. It is leading the fight against the UW System revision of Chapter 17. Members of Senate more recently have fought for student rights within the University, and recently guaranteed an ad hoc committee for the replacement of the Leadership Development and Programming Board.

Senate has been and always will be open to student input. As a student government body, it is our supreme purpose to hear all the students and work to protect their rights and their money. We hold public meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Willow River Room in the University Center, where any public member can speak.
We hold regular subcommittee meetings, with their times and locations posted in advance, and like our senate meetings, all students are welcome. Our Senate office is almost always occupied by at least one Senator and can easily be found in the UC Involvement Center.

Finally, if a student has a complaint, they can e-mail me at sgasaas@uwrf.edu, or our new “Whine Line” at uwrfwhineline@gmail.com.

Patrick Okan, Student Senate