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Student Senate to vote on segregated fee increases for next academic year

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February 28, 2014

It is late winter and a great melt is just around the corner that will signify the beginning of spring, but before we can get there, we have to get through budget season! Student Senate spent several hours of last week reviewing and listening to the presentations of advisory committees on their budget proposals for next year.

The budgets that were reviewed last week were the Stadium Fee, Differential Tuition, Enrollment Center, Childcare and Municipal Services proposed budgets; all with no increases requested. The Carding Office budget requested a 3 percent increase, the Career Services budget requested a 2.95 percent increase, Student Health budget requested a 2.9 percent increase, Residence Life budget requested a 3 percent increase and the Student Life budget requested a 3 percent increase. These increases will go to balance the budgets of each department and help with the cuts that are happening all over the campus.

On Feb. 25, Senate reviewed budgets for the Textbook Services budget requesting a 3 percent increase, the University Center budget requesting a 3 percent increase, the Dining Services budget requesting a 3 percent increase, the Recreation and Sports Facilities Hunt Arena requesting a 3 percent increase, the Recreation & Sports Facilities Kinni Outdoor Adventures budget requesting a 3 percent increase, the Recreation and Sports Facilities Intramural Complex budget requesting a 3 percent increase, the Athletics budget requesting for a 3 percent increase and the Recreation and Sports Facilities Intramural Athletics budget which is not requesting an increase.

Also on Feb. 25, Senate voted on the budgets that were reviewed last week.

In other news, on Feb. 25, Dylan Asp was appointed to the at-large senator position that was previously vacant.

Matt Shutey, a student at UW-River Falls, is the 2013-2014 legislative affairs director for Student Senate.