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SGA allocates money for Giving Day prizes


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor To incentvize students to participate in the university’s upcoming Giving Day—which encourages alumni, students, faculty and others to donate monetary gifts to the institution—on April 1 the Student Government Association voted to allocate $1,800 from their reserves for one of the fundraising events. On Giving Day, members of clubs and organizations will be competing with each other

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SGA plans forum centered on LEP


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor For at least five years the Student Government Association has been advocating for a reevaluation of the Liberal Education Program, primarily the foreign language requirement, according to SGA President Alexis Zhitomi. While the Board of Academic Experience has been the primary group working on this issue, Zhitomi said, at their weekly meeting, the whole SGA body will

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Spring week concert allocated additional funds


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor The Student Government Association voted 15-1 in favor of allocating an additional $15,000 towards the spring week concert fund. The body sent out a four question survey to students last week to discern how students feel about the annual concert. According to SGA President Alexis Zhitomi, they received 1,000 responses in 24 hours. A combined total of

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Free online textbooks considered for courses


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Approximately five courses currently use Open Educational Resources, a free online textbook system, said Director of the Adanti Student Center Brad Crerar. “If the university can save someone 50 dollars on a book this semester,” Crerar said, “it’s all that much more, so anytime we can save the students money, we’ve got to see how, and that’s exactly

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LEP will take on new look, no change


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer While there have been no changes this year* to the Liberal Education Program there have been reinforcements of old rules, said LEP Co-Director Terri Bennett. This upcoming fall, students will be required to have either finished their Tier 1 requirements or take the remaining Tier 1 courses the same semester they are registered in their Tier 3

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Need for spring concert debated


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor Funding for the annual spring week concert is up for debate by the Student Government Association, as well as whether students value the event. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get an artist that the students are happy with and recognize,” said Associate Director of Student Involvement Eric LaCharity, at the SGA meeting. This year, finding an artist

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