Students should meet new senate leaders
April 21, 2011
The student body has new leadership after 681 students voted during the April 5 and 6 Senate elections. We at the Student Voice think students should become acquainted with their new leaders to secure that the diverse opinions and voices are heard. The Senate has had a difficult time communicating with students in the past but the new leadership is setting a precedent by giving the campus community the opportunity to meet with them April 25 at St. Croix Lanes in River Falls.
The new leadership, which will represent the student body for an entire year, will most definitely have some difficult issues to deal with.
Perhaps the most important issue is the $2.8 million proposed state budget cut to UW-River Falls. The administration has already made some difficult decisions in order to operate within a tighter budget. We truly believe that the cuts are not finished and there may be some negative side effects to the student body. It is the students’ responsibility to stay abreast with the current issues and communicate with the Senate in order to secure that our education and services will not be compromised.