SA inducts senators

Jill Fier

Jill Fier

Amanda Mattingly and Doug Timm, the new Student Association President and Vice President, were inducted into their new positions last night at the weekly SA meeting in the Campanile room. All the new S.A. senators were also inducted at the meeting.

Former S.A. President Eric Erickson also discussed the decisions made at the Board of Regents meeting last week on campus. As a result of th meeting, there was a 5.5% increase in tuition at all state universities in South Dakota.

Erickson said percentages of tuition increases for surrounding states were into double digits.

The technology fee is also set to increase this year from $1 per credit hour to $3 per credit hour.

The extra $2 per credit hour are now slated to go directly back to the Board of Regents office to upgrade technology there.

S.A. advisor Marysz Rames reported at the meeting that the bid for the Union expansion project came in at $9.6 million dollars, which was much higher than expected, but the expansion will continue and should finish on time.

The Residence Hall Association will host the Mr. SDSU pageant on April 26. There is a $10 entry fee per person, and all of the proceeds will go to the winner’s choice of local charity.