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April 17, 2014

BEC addresses website issue, results of polls

On Monday, the Missouri Students Association’s Board of Elections Commissioners sent its email asking MU students to vote in the 2015 MSA senator polls and on an MSA Constitution Referendum. The referendum would amend the MSA Constitution to include gender identity and expression in the non-discrimination clause, remove department policy boards and assert that MSA auxiliaries only be removed via referendum. Grammatical changes would be made to the MSA Constitution document as well. However, a ...
April 12, 2014

MSA Senate passes 2015 budget

The Missouri Students Association Senate unanimously passed the association’s budget for fiscal year 2015. MSA President Mason Schara said the actual carryover amount is larger than the initially projected amount by approximately $2,150 and proposed an amendment to transfer that amount of funds from the RSVP Center and Department of Student Activities’ travel budget. Schara also said the $2,150 will be reimbursed once the carryover amount takes effect. Two Bills, 53-37 and 53-38, were read ...

Campus Dining proposes changes to dining halls

Campus Dining Services staff discussed various changes to the dining halls with the Residence Halls Association’s Residential Living Committee on Monday. Eric Cartwright, the executive chef of campus dining services, talked to the committee about changes that will take place next fall semester. Plaza 900’s renovations will be completed by August. Breakfast will be canceled starting in August and students can get breakfast from the Emporium Cafe located within Plaza 900 during morning hours. Plaza ...
April 7, 2014

LBC prepares for Black Love Week

The Legion of Black Collegians prepared for the annual Black Love Week and the next executive board at the April 2 LBC Senate meeting. LBC cabinet applications closed on April 2, and the inauguration will be held on April 23, LBC President Marnae Chavers said. Chavers also made the announcement that the Black Book information is due on April 21. The Black Book is a brochure produced by LBC and given to freshmen and transfer ...

RHA begins addressing laundry problems

The Residence Halls Association addressed events and laundry problems during its Congress on March 31. RHA Residential Living Committee chairman Alec Ritter said students have complained about the laundry machines in the residence halls. The organization surveyed students during the presidential election, and a bill regarding laundry satisfaction will be presented next congress. The Advocacy Committee is planning on hosting events for residence hall residents during Anti-Bullying Week, which is the first week of May. ...
April 3, 2014

MSA 2015 budget draft enters second reading

The Missouri Students Association’s 2015 budget draft went through its second reading in front of the 27 present senators of the MSA Senate on April 2. Interim Senate Speaker Nick Schwartz gave MSA Vice President Kelsey Haberberger unlimited time to answer any questions regarding the content and language of the draft. Questions were asked about Senate’s budget being cut in half twice over the past two years, and how student salaries are reflecting the recent ...
March 23, 2014

MSA budget draft goes through first reading, Senate confirms new positions

The 2015 budget draft went through its first reading during the Missouri Students Association full Senate March 19. Various senators asked clarification questions about budget increases for auxiliaries such as the Craft Studio. MSA Vice President Kelsey Haberberger said she was pleased with the amount of questions that were asked about the current draft of the budget. The budget will be reviewed by Senate a second time on April 2. Several other pieces of legislation ...

LBC Senate plans Black Love Week and other spring events

The Legion of Black Collegians held their last senate meeting before spring break on Wed. March 19. Activities chairman Curtis Taylor, Jr. talked about an upcoming event, Black Love Week, which is annually held during the third week of April, according to their website. LBC discussed filming a video to promote the week and the events they are organizing. The LBC Freshman Action Team is organizing scavenger hunt on April 12 on campus., which will ...
March 21, 2014

GPC will hold two forums for concerned student parents

The Graduate Professional Council will host two public forums, open to all professional and graduate students, April 2 and 3 in Stotler Lounge. Both forums will moderated by GPC Vice President Eric Hucker, according to a GPC news release. Students with concerns about the closing of University Village apartments and the Student Parent Center child care facility may publicly voice their concerns in these settings. The April 2 forum will run from 10:30 a.m. to ...
March 18, 2014

RHA considers legislations, funding request

The Residential Hall Association Congress passed three pieces of legislation Monday night. Bill No. 10 promotes the legislative secretary to the executive board and rebrands the position as the RHA secretary. The new position will receive a pay increase from a $400 annual stipend to a $700 annual stipend, which is standard for executive members of RHA, according to the bill. The RHA secretary will also assume new duties — such as maintaining the RHA ...