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Student Senate extends deadline for petitions

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March 7, 2014

Many of us are still recovering from the snow apocalypse that engulfed this entire state, and Student Senate has been working hard to get stuff done and keep warm.

So what have we been up to? Well many of you have probably had experience with people wanting you to sign their petitions so they can be on the elections ballot for next year’s Senate positions. That’s right, elections for the 76th Senate Session are coming soon!

The deadline for petitions has been extended until Friday, March 14, so you have a little bit longer to get your name on the ballot. You can pick up a petition from the Involvement Center desk, Senate office, all of the Residence Hall desks and also at Career Services in 211 Hagestad Hall. We hope to see you all out and voting come April.

Senate also reviewed many different budgets and have been voting on proposed increases in the last couple weeks. The process was hard and there was plenty of debate on the budgets. We encourage students to read the minutes on OrgSync to help understand which budgets and fee increases were recommended to the chancellor and to come talk to us about any concerns you have. Remember, the officers of Senate post their hours publicly, so make sure to stop on by the Senate office and ask questions.

Senate would also like to state that we are not losing momentum on our goals for this year even though the end of our session is near. Recently, all the heads of committees submitted their goals to President Sam Tauchen, and we are working hard to meet those goals. We want to make sure that the Senate of change that we promised you continues going strongly, and we will be doing all that we can to realize change in these last couple sessions.

Make sure to stop by the office to chat and understand what is going on in the university and in your Student Government. We are all waiting to hear from you.

Nick Vanden Heuvel is a double major in political science and international studies who does school work by day and fights white collar crime by night.