STUDENT LIFE


3/31/2010 12:02am

Seder addresses Israeli-Palestinian con?icts

About 20 students came together to celebrate Passover seder at a table that stretched the width of the Campus Y Faculty Lounge Tuesday night. The ritual Jewish dinner was organized by a group of students that seeks to promote dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


2/16/2010 12:26am

Student Congress distributes most of subsequent budget

Student Congress voted to distribute all but $9.71 of its subsequent appropriations budget, the money it has to give out after the annual budget process that occurs in February for the following year, in its full body meeting on Monday night.It is unlikely that Congress will pass additional subsequent appropriations this year, said Jennings Carpenter, the student body treasurer.


2/10/2010 2:20am

Students choose Congress members

Forty-one new members of Student Congress were elected to serve in the 2010-11 legislative branch of student government on Tuesday night.Congress allocates money through an annual budget process and throughout the year during the subsequent appropriations process. Congress allocated about $364,000 during the 2009-10 annual budget.


1/21/2010 12:43am

Communication studies group funded

Correction (1:13 a.m. Jan. 22):Due to a reporting error, and earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Student Congress representative Lee Storrow voted in favor of appropriating student fee money to the Communication Studies Graduate Student Association and ScreenArts. He actually voted against funding the groups. The story has been changed to reflect the correction.


11/17/2009 12:29am

Student Congress struggles

Student Congress members have diverted attention from their traditional duties of funding groups and representing the student body.This year’s members have filed several lawsuits against each other and other members of student government in a flurry faculty adviser Jon Curtis called “unusual.”


9/10/2009 12:24am

From right, Bushra Farooqui, a senior, and Umber Siddiqui, a freshman, are members of Sangam and the Muslim Student Association

Students fast to raise money

About 300 people on campus didn’t eat or drink between 5:22 a.m. and 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, avoiding water fountains and enduring growling stomachs. Whether Muslim or just interested in the annual monthlong holiday, participants in the Fast-A-Thon fundraiser abstained from food and drink to appreciate the plight of the hungry and poor while improving their inner spirituality. The event, inspired by the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, was sponsored by the Muslim Students Association.

7/10/2009 12:00am

Congress approves funds for two publications

Two student publications were approved for funds during the first and likely only meeting of this summer's Student Congress. What will happen to the remaining $982 in summer appropriations if no other student groups request money is still unclear.


9/7/2008 12:00am

Junior Jasmin Jones discusses the vision of the student lifecommittee at the annual student council ?Cabinet Kickoff.?

Cabinet Kickoff a success

Student government's executive branch introduced its officers and committee chairmen Saturday at the Cabinet Kickoff a three-hour retreat aimed at discussing roles for the coming year.Although the executive branch has had cabinet retreats in the past this is the first one in at least the last three years.