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New Senate body brainstorms upcoming GAF Strategic Plan

New Senate body brainstorms upcoming GAF Strategic Plan

Emily De Waard

April 18, 2018


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Students’ Association will soon wrap up for the year. In their second to last meeting, they began work on the GAF Strategic Plan and introduced SDSU’s new legal aid. Senators, Ex-Officios and public members gathered for about 20 minutes during the meeting at four stations to brainstorm goals for t...

Carpet planned for residence halls, Patel awarded Senator of the Year

Carpet planned for residence halls, Patel awarded Senator of the Year

Spencer Thompson

April 4, 2018


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At this week’s Students’ Association meeting, senators showed support for the addition of carpet in traditional residence halls on campus and awarded the Senator of the Year award. Resolution 17-19-R, which supports the installation of carpet in the traditional residence halls, was approved 16-11....

2018 Students’ Association election results

2018 Students’ Association election results

March 22, 2018


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The results of the 2018 Students' Association election were announced March 22. The president and vice president and all college senator positions were uncontested. These are the results: PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT Allyson Monson and Spencer Harwood: 471 votes Voter breakdown by college: Co...

Issue: Apathy about student government and university issues is problematic.

Issue:  Apathy about student government and  university issues is problematic.

Editorial Board

March 21, 2018


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South Dakota State students will elect their new Students’ Association senators, president and vice president March 21. Election season is usually an exciting time on campus. Sidewalks are chalked, political posters are plastered in Rotunda and campus is buzzing. However, if anyone hasn’t noticed,...

Senators approve Student Health Clinic, Union budgets, discuss support of colleges with deans

Senators approve Student Health Clinic, Union budgets, discuss support of colleges with deans

Spencer Thompson

March 21, 2018


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At this week’s Students’ Assocation meeting, Senate approved budgets for The Union and Student Health Clinic this week and had an open panel discussion with the deans of all colleges. The budgets were presented at the meeting as recommendations by the Finance Committee in collaboration with Union...

Get to know Students’ Association senator candidates

Get to know Students’ Association senator candidates

March 17, 2018


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Election season is upon us for the next Students' Association body. Get to know the students running for Senate seats in their colleges and what their goals are as senators. College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Increase visibility and transparency of SA. Improve relationships with the city...

SA president, vice president running for office unopposed

SA president, vice president running for office unopposed

Spencer Thompson

March 14, 2018


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This year’s Students’ Association elections will be held March 20 and 21, and while candidates prepare for the election, the presidency and vice presidency already have its newest tenants. Current Administrative Assistant Allyson Monson and State and Local Government Chair Spencer Harwood will...

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

Spencer Thompson

March 14, 2018


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Senators participated in a strategic planning session for the Office of Student Affairs and approved funding for the purchase of cowbells at Monday’s Students’ Association meeting. Doug Wermedal, associate vice president for the Office of Student Affairs, held a strategic planning session with...

SA adds ex-officio, hears Wellness Center update

SA adds ex-officio, hears Wellness Center update

Spencer Thompson

February 28, 2018


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This week’s Students’ Association meeting featured the addition of a new ex-officio position and an open forum update on the Wellness Center expansion. SA approved a letter of interest from the Student Sustainability Council to become an ex-officio, giving them an official position in SA meetings...

SA discusses free speech, lobbies in Pierre

SA discusses free speech, lobbies in Pierre

February 14, 2018


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Spencer Thompson, Emily De Waard Reporter, Editor in Chief Freedom of speech on college campuses was a hot topic again at with Students’ Association this week. SENATE BILL 198 Senators discussed Resolution 17-16-R opposing Senate Bill 198, which aims to provide protection for free speech on pub...

SA supports international community, BoR employees

SA supports international community, BoR employees

Emily De Waard

February 7, 2018


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Undocumented residents and international students were the main topic of discussion at this week’s Students’ Association meeting. Senators discussed Resolution 17-13-R opposing Senate Bill 103, which intends to inhibit “illegal aliens” from attending public institutions of higher education,...

Issue: Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R without gaining constituent opinions first.

Issue: Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R without gaining constituent opinions first.

Editorial Board

January 31, 2018


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Last week, The Collegian Editorial Board opposed South Dakota House Bill 1073.This week, South Dakota State University Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R with a 20-7 vote opposing the same bill. Except there’s an issue with this. The Collegian Editorial Board can freely take a...