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Friday September 24th

Student Government


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.

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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.

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Blue ‘excited’ to lead GPSF

After running an unopposed campaign in this year’s student election, Laura Blue finally claimed victory Tuesday as president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.The third-year doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry said she is excited to represent graduate students on a campus dominated by undergraduates. She said she wants to get the word out about GPSF.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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