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Lee Bjerstedt

Lee Bjerstedt is a student at UW-River Falls.

December 13, 2007

Senate’s last meeting of semester ends with heated debate

Strong positions concerning several motions on the table led to extensive debate Tuesday night, making Student Senate’s last meeting of the semester a lengthy one. The debate began during the discussion of a motion that, if passed, would appoint Thomas Friant, Matthew Dale and Jenifer Biss as at-large senators, to fill three positions left vacant by those graduating or not able to continue into the next semester.

December 6, 2007

Senate makes changes for next semester

Despite several inches of snow, the Willow River Room of the University Center was nearly full during Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting, during which change seemed to be the dominant theme.

December 6, 2007

Issues, concerns arise at annual campus Safety Walk

Despite temperatures below freezing, a group of UW-River Falls students, faculty and community members joined together to assess safety concerns on campus as part of a yearly Campus Safety Walk Nov. 27.

December 6, 2007

Tenure raises question between academic freedom, lazy teaching

Permanent employment contract: sounds nice, but recently increased debate over the concept of tenure has officials at some institutions wondering if it’s really all it’s cracked up to be, and it has some UW-River Falls students doubting the sincerity of their professors.

November 29, 2007

Senate focuses on future of Cascade

During a short Student Senate meeting Tuesday, the reconstruction of Cascade Avenue seemed to be at the front of everyone’s mind.

November 15, 2007

Students, senators congregate to address important campus issues

UW-River Falls students gathered together with Student Senate officials Nov. 13 to address issues from campus safety to dining services during a nearly three-hour Student Association meeting, followed by a very short Senate meeting.

November 15, 2007

World-renowned author visits campus

UW-River Falls students had the opportunity to hear from a speaker, artist and author whose work has been shown in galleries across the world and whose words have inspired countless people to recognize racism and its realities.

November 8, 2007

Renowned author, media critic to visit UW-River Falls

UW-River Falls students and faculty will have the chance to debate, analyze and dissect how the media deals with coverage of war during a Nov. 14 visit from syndicated columnist, author and media critic Norman Solomon.

November 8, 2007

Senator Sheila Harsdorf voices concerns, praise at Senate meeting

The recently completed budget, concerns about rising tuition and praise for the University Center were all voiced by guest speaker Senator Sheila Harsdorf in a Student Senate meeting Nov. 6.

November 2, 2007

Leadership opportunities, campus planning are Senate’s high priorities

Strategic planning, leadership opportunities and campus architectural projects were all brought up by Chancellor Don Betz in a presentation to Student Senate during Tuesday’s meeting.

October 25, 2007

Senate meeting focuses on Family Day, budget, campus safety

Family Day, an impending budget and campus safety concerns were all topics of discussion at Tuesday night’s Student Senate meeting.

October 19, 2007

Students hold candlelight vigil, discuss rape issues

Students gathered in the University Center Tuesday for a candlelight vigil in support of the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims bill (AB 377/SB 129).