News from the first Student Government meeting of 2013

Kirsten Scheid — The Stinger

The first meet­ing of the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion for Spring of 2013 mostly involved stan­dard house­keep­ing issues, with the res­ig­na­tion of Sen­a­tor Dana Jacob­son and the con­fir­ma­tion of Kara Schmidt to Direc­tor of Seg­re­gated Uni­ver­sity Fees Allo­ca­tion Com­mit­tee (SUFAC). For­mer Direc­tor Mar­shall Hans­berry has been accepted as sen­a­tor rep­re­sent­ing Pol­i­tics, Law and Jus­tice, and Social Inquiry.

Lynne Williams from the Uni­ver­sity Rela­tions Depart­ment was on hand to talk to the sen­a­tors about the results of the mar­ket research test­ing. There will be more focus groups on Thurs­day after­noon check­ing con­sumer response to the new adver­tis­ing cam­paign aimed at improv­ing recruit­ment to Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin – Superior.

Report­ing for Chan­cel­lor Wachter, Williams also men­tioned the ongo­ing Higher Learn­ing Com­mis­sion accred­i­ta­tion process, say­ing that the full study can be accessed off the UW-S home page. There is also a link for pro­vid­ing feed­back, an impor­tant part of the accred­i­ta­tion process. Chan­cel­lor Wachter is in Madi­son this week, attend­ing Busi­ness Days.

United Coun­cil will be tak­ing up the issues of tuition equity and fair hous­ing in the near future, accord­ing to Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Joe Stens­land. There is also talk of re-instituting a tuition cap and nego­ti­at­ing with Gov­er­nor Scott Walker over fund­ing for the Flexde­gree program.

And finally, after being in demand in many places, the piano that used to live under the stairs in Ship­par Atrium of the Yel­low­jacket Union will be com­ing home.

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