By Karlee Renkoski and Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 6, 2015
The naming process should be completed by mid-November.
By Tess Vrbin | Sept. 16, 2015
“The chancellor can’t impose this fee on you,” MU Libraries Director of Development Matt Gaunt said. “The library can’t impose this fee on you. The students are the only ones who can implement it.”
By Morgan Jenkins | Sept. 1, 2015
Donley and Thomas plan to add another Bike Share location to campus during their term.
On Campus: Wilt and Steward elected RHA Justices
Posted to On Campus by Karlee Renkoski on April 28, 2015 at 6:34 p.m.
Judicial elections took place during the Residence Halls Association’s Congress. Former Speaker of the House Garrett Wilt and Secretary Caitlin Steward were both voted into office. Both candidates thought it best to move to a new capacity and take on a different yet familiar position within RHA. Speaker of ...
By Karlee Renkoski | April 28, 2015
Freshmen Donley/Thomas were inaugurated April 27.
By Dun Li | April 28, 2015
Title IX Administrator Ellen Eardley opened the session by giving a speech
By Hailey Stolze | April 14, 2015
Expansion of the program could include additional locations around campus.
By Karlee Renkoski | April 14, 2015
RHA plans to have a day where ResLife administrators, hall coordinators and other staff members do laundry in the residence halls so they can see the results for themselves.
On Campus: Johar elected RHA Speaker of Congress
Posted to On Campus by Karlee Renkoski on April 13, 2015 at 10:05 p.m.
The Residence Halls Association Congress elected junior Alexander Johar as the next Speaker of Congress for the 2015-2016 school year. Former Speaker of Congress Garrett Wilt handed Johar his gold name tag as a sign of the end of his term and congratulations to the newly elected officer. There were ...
By Alana Saad | April 10, 2015
RHA hopes the event will help encourage more sustainable energy use on campus.
On Campus: RHA kicks off sustainability week
Posted to On Campus by Karlee Renkoski on April 7, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.
Yesterday, the Residence Halls Association hosted the kick-off rally for Sustainability Week, which will consist of green events around campus every day until April 10. Rachel Thomas, the RHA sustainability coordinator and incoming RHA vice president, encouraged students within the RHA committees as well as every MU student to attend ...
On Campus: RHA to Sponsor Mark Twain Dance
Posted to On Campus by Karlee Renkoski on March 16, 2015 at 11:04 p.m.
During the committee meeting for the Residence Halls Association, the representative from Mark Twain Hall requested sponsorship for an upcoming dance for the residents there. “This event will give Mark Twain resident a chance to cool down and have fun before finals start,” the representative said. Previously, Mark Twain hall ...
By Waverly Colville | March 10, 2015
Donley and Thomas said they hope to make RHA more approachable and increase sustainability and diversity.
On Campus: RHA elects Donley/Thomas
Posted to On Campus by Elizabeth Loutfi on March 6, 2015 at 8:50 p.m.
At the Residence Halls Association Ball on Friday night, freshmen Billy Donley and Rachel Thomas were elected president and vice president, respectively. Thank you guys for all of your support. We wouldn't have won without you guys. We heart you all. #heartmizzou— Donley/Thomas - RHA (@HeartMizzou) March 7, 2015 ...
By Cleopatra Benos | Feb. 24, 2015
Both slates want to create a new position to connect RHA with other diversity organizations on campus.
Posted to On Campus by Waverly Colville on Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:50 p.m.
The Chaffin/Ruhe slate in the Residence Halls Association presidential election was charged with a minor infraction Feb. 19. Judicial Branch Chief Justice Lane Adams said presidential candidate Steven Chaffin gave a “close” supporter of the campaign handbills to give out in Hudson Hall. These were placed on residents’ doors ...
On Campus: 2015 RHA candidates announced
Posted to On Campus by Elizabeth Loutfi on Feb. 10, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.
Two slates have announced their candidacy in the 2015 Residence Halls Association election. Current RHA President Steven Chaffin will be running for a second term as president along with freshman Nina Ruhe under their platform, “Invest, Engage, Advocate and Refine.” Their challengers are freshmen Billy Donley and Rachel Thomas, whose ...
Posted to On Campus by Waverly Colville on Feb. 10, 2015 at 6:23 p.m.
The Residence Halls Association Congress sent one bill back to the Advocacy Committee at its Feb. 9 meeting. The bill was a joint resolution. It proposed adding more “No Smoking” signs around campus to promote a smoke-free campus at MU. Although it is a law that there is no smoking ...
Posted to On Campus by Rachel Pierret on Dec. 6, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.
On Dec. 5, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin approved the name “Gateway,” for the Virginia Avenue South housing project. In October, the Residence Halls Association voted on five potential names for the housing project, with Gateway as their top recommendation. RHA President Steven Chaffin passed this resolution on for approval to ...
By Esther Seawell | Dec. 3, 2014
Chaffin said most problems with laundry machines stem from improper use.
By Rachel Pierret | Dec. 2, 2014
“Students who come to college are often in control of their diet for the very first time in their lives, so its important to be able to have that nutritional information,” Abby Ivory-Ganja said.
Posted to On Campus by Waverly Colville on Nov. 16, 2014 at 2:25 p.m.
The fall 2014 joint session of MU student governments, hosted this semester by the Graduate Professional Council, gave updates on each organization and passed six resolutions. The Missouri Students Association, GPC, Residence Halls Association, Legion of Black Collegians, Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Four Front were in ...
Posted to On Campus by Rachel Pierret on Nov. 11, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.
The Residence Halls Association sixth Congress meeting passed its second bill of the year, two resolutions to joint-session and two general resolutions. RHA President Steven Chaffin introduced a bill to increase the accountability of the executive board. The bill has two parts: updating the present three strikes system of accountability ...
Posted to On Campus by Rachel Pierret on Nov. 4, 2014 at 8:58 p.m.
The Residence Halls Association Operations committee approved funding for two separate organization requests Nov. 2. An annual Thanksgiving dinner event for students to network with stakeholders in the community requested $100 for extra food items. Because the event targets residents and has had a strong reception in the past, the ...
By George Roberson , Jack Waddell and Waverly Colville | Oct. 27, 2014
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dr. Cathy Scroggs, Senate Speaker Benjamin Bolin and RHA President Steven Chaffin moderated the debate.
Posted to On Campus by Rachel Pierret on Oct. 7, 2014 at 10:11 p.m.
The four Residence Halls Association committees each met at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 to elect a chair, co-chair and policy expert. The chair of each committee will be responsible for setting the agenda and running the separate committee meetings. The co-chair will have the responsibility of taking ...
By Neeti Butala | Oct. 7, 2014
New events added this year are a “plate smash” and a tailgate.
On Campus: RHA discusses blenders and budget
Posted to On Campus by Rachel Pierret on Sept. 30, 2014 at 9:23 p.m.
The Residential Halls Association discussed the year’s budget and blenders in the dining halls during their Congressional meeting Sept. 29. Sophomore Mariah Urban introduced the budget for RHA funds, a total of $34,266.40. The budget passed unanimously. The Residential Living committee brought forth this year’s first ...
By Jessica Karins | Sept. 26, 2014
Attendance was sparse, due to a “disappointing” last-minute move of the event’s location
Posted to On Campus by Rachel Foster-Gimbel on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.
The Residential Halls Association commenced for the 2014 fall semester last Monday. The four RHA committees — Advocacy, Operations, Residential Living and Programming — held separate meetings from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. before the RHA Congressional meeting at 6:30 p.m. The Congressional meeting opened with updates from ...
By Emily O'Connor | Aug. 26, 2014
President Steven Chaffin said they are hoping to “clean things up” within the organization this year.
By Elizabeth Loutfi | May 1, 2014
The eight student governments passed four resolutions during this semester’s joint session.
By Fan Feng | April 16, 2014
Survey shows 57 percent of students are not satisfied with laundry in the residence halls.
On Campus: 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 ...
On Campus: RHA considers legislations, funding request
Posted to On Campus by Covey Eonyak Son on March 18, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
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 ...
By Fan Feng | March 9, 2014 | Updated March 10, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.
Their terms begin fall 2014.
By Fan Feng | March 6, 2014
Voting begins Thursday.
By Fan Feng | Feb. 26, 2014
Each candidate already has a position within RHA.
By Brad Spudich | Nov. 21, 2013
Hall presidents will be fined for not attending hall meetings.
By Brad Spudich | Oct. 25, 2013
Two RHA programming directors have resigned this semester
By Brad Spudich | Oct. 16, 2013
Residential Life and the Residence Halls Association are teaming up to address safety concerns on campus. Both entities have been considering implementing a new plan in all residence halls that would require students to swipe their MU IDs to access the student residential area in all residence halls during all ...
By Steven Chaffin, Jr. | Oct. 12, 2013
One event allowed students to meet local farmers.
By Brad Spudich | Oct. 12, 2013
The organization is funding Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s mammogram van.
Posted to On Campus by Steven Chaffin, Jr. on Oct. 8, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.
Earthright Week, which kicks off Tuesday evening at all-you-can-eat dining halls, is an environmental initiative during which Campus Dining Services promotes sustainability, energy efficiency and waste reduction throughout the cycle of food consumption. The week is hosted by the Missouri Students Association, the Residence Halls Association, Environmental Leadership Office and ...
Posted to On Campus by Brad Spudich on Sept. 24, 2013 at 2:31 p.m.
This article has been corrected to say that the RHA Operations Committee approved the funding request from MU Celebrates MLK. A previous edition stated that the RHA Congress approved this request. The request will be taken to the full Congress next week. Representatives from The Craft Studio and MU Celebrates ...
By Julia Brun | Aug. 27, 2013
Students can become active and involved in their residence halls by running in upcoming elections.
By Tracy Cook | July 8, 2013
Checkouts decreased after the first semester of the program.
By Paul Albani-Burgio | April 26, 2013
Results showed that the dispensers don't encourage high-risk sexual behavior.
By Paul Albani-Burgio | April 19, 2013
Chancellor Deaton approved the dispensers, provided they are paid for with only student fees.
Posted to On Campus by Paul Albani-Burgio on April 17, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.
The Residence Halls Association Residential Living Committee met with an MU Residential Life marketing representative to discuss changes that will be made to next year’s Tiger Guide, the official campus student handbook that is distributed to all students living in the residence halls. At the meeting, Jill Fox, a ...
By Paul Albani-Burgio | March 19, 2013
The bills will now move to Congress for April 1 vote.
By Paul Albani-Burgio | March 8, 2013
The amendment would change RHA's use of fines paid by residence halls.
Posted to On Campus by Cassa Niedringhaus on March 1, 2013 at 8:57 p.m.
Freshmen Jackson Farley and Shannon Dawson were announced the next president and vice president of the Residence Halls Association on Friday at the annual RHA Ball. The vote count totaled 737 people, Lindsay Weber, current RHA vice president and elections chair, said. Voting was open to all students currently living ...
By Paul Albani-Burgio | Feb. 19, 2013
With the RHA election less than 10 days away, here's a look at the slates and their platforms.
By Megan Lewis | Feb. 8, 2013
Students can stream movies on MUTV’s website for free when on campus.
By Paul Albani-Burgio | Oct. 30, 2012
The forum featured representatives from sustainability organizations on campus.
By Zach Foor | Aug. 24, 2012
Programming Coordinator Kenton Gewecke will pilot the new branch of RHA.
By Elise Moser | April 27, 2012
Participants walked in the daylight for the first time.
By Alex Stewart | April 20, 2012
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.
On Campus: Folk-Weber hires executive cabinet
Posted to On Campus by Alex Stewart on March 22, 2012 at 2:02 p.m.
Residence Halls Association President-elect Zack Folk and Vice President-elect Lindsay Weber selected members for their executive cabinet Wednesday. The elected officials are as follows: Matt Kalish: Financial Coordinator Kenton Gewecke: Programming Coordinator Lindsey Vigoda: Hall Governments Coordinator Brooke Shoopman: National Communications Coordinator Julie Larsen: Public Relations Coordinator James Jordan: Sustainability ...
By Madison Alcedo | March 20, 2012
Galena Hall reduced its energy consumption by 6 percent during the competition.
By Alex Stewart | March 20, 2012
The meeting will address several campus-wide issues such as admissions standards and state funding for the UM System.
By Molly Duffy | March 13, 2012
The Missouri Students Association and the Residence Halls Association will be pooling their funds at the end of the semester to purchase the defibrillators.
By Alex Stewart | March 6, 2012
Ticket proceeds went to the winning dance crew’s charity of choice.
By Alex Stewart | March 3, 2012
Zack Folk and Lindsay Weber received 37 percent of the 748 student votes.
Posted to On Campus by Kelly Olejnik on March 2, 2012 at 7:26 p.m.
Slate Zack Folk and Lindsay Weber was announced the winner of the Residence Halls Association presidential election Friday at the RHA Ball. A total of 748 students voted in the election, RHA Speaker of Congress Kathy Rudd said.
By Molly Duffy | March 2, 2012
MSA is able to lead different projects because of its large amount of funding and manpower compared to other student governments.
By Dee Silney-Bah | Feb. 28, 2012
Slate Rucker-Krenning said they would like to have recycle bin options in the rooms of the residential halls.
By Dee Silney-Bah | Feb. 26, 2012
Slate Rucker-Krenning said they would like to have recycle bin options in the rooms of the residential halls.
Posted to On Campus by Alex Stewart on Feb. 23, 2012 at 7:52 p.m.
KCOU/88.1 FM reported on its website Wednesday the Residence Halls Association is in the process of creating a new online resource for residents to anonymously submit complaints about fellow residents as well as hall staff. The article also stated the organization is bringing in a tech expert in ...
By Alex Stewart | Feb. 17, 2012
The larger pool would allow for more funding requests from students, halls and other organizations.
By Alex Stewart | Feb. 14, 2012
The organization also plans to host RHA Week and a “Pinterest Craft Night.”
By Shannah Arner | Feb. 7, 2012
Students will be able to vote for the new RHA president and vice president March 1.
By Alex Stewart | Jan. 27, 2012
The organization will have about $8,000 extra in their budget next year to spend on services and activities.
By Alex Stewart | Jan. 24, 2012
Instead of giving housing to seniors first, ResLife will use a quota system to grant rooms on campus to upperclassmen.
By Alex Stewart | Dec. 9, 2011
The reallocation will give $9,000 more to RHA and hall governments each semester.
By Alex Stewart | Dec. 6, 2011
The annual conference brings together student representatives from 450 schools to share ideas and collaborate.
By Alex Stewart | Oct. 28, 2011
The organization is working on forming a student conduct court as well as policies for the upcoming presidential election.
By Jaime Williams | Oct. 18, 2011
"Ricketts Rudd for MSA” is a fake slate trying to raise awareness of the MSA elections through humor.
By Alex Stewart | Oct. 4, 2011
RHA hopes to raise more than the $3,100 it raised last year.
By Alex Stewart | Sept. 16, 2011
The organization plans to finish its constitution and bylaws during this academic year.
By Hunter Woodall | Aug. 30, 2011
The idea to expand the laptop rental program has yet to be approved.
By Brittany King | Aug. 23, 2011
The change will save 65 tons of food per year.
By Brittany King | June 7, 2011 | Updated June 15, 2011 at 12:04 p.m.
CDS will evaluate the trial run toward the end of Summer Welcome sessions.
By Amanda Capua | April 29, 2011
Twenty-six MSA senators voted in favor of the resolution.
By Kelly Olejnik | April 28, 2011
Simeon Wright and Wheeler Parker Jr. were two eyewitnesses to Till’s kidnapping in 1955.
By Ana Stock | April 12, 2011
The resolution calls for Residential Life to implement the program.
Following the pattern of more than 50 universities nationwide, the Residence Halls Association passed a resolution to recommend the implementation of gender-neutral housing at MU in 2012. Already in place at Stanford University, Rutgers University and Colorado College, to name a few, gender-neutral housing provides housing for those who feel ...
By Ana Stock | March 18, 2011
The executive board will be announced during spring break.
On Campus: Rucker elected RHA president
Sophomores Chris Rucker and Chris Krenning were voted into the Residence Halls Association’s top executive spots as president and vice president Friday. RHA President Lauren Thomas, who has led the organization since former president Rachel Feuerborn vacated the presidency in October, announced the results of the vote, around 6 ...
By Jimmy Hibsch | Feb. 25, 2011
In their first meeting, planners decided on a logo for the campaign.
By Ana Stock | Feb. 25, 2011
The Insane Chef Posse won the RHA Iron Chef competition.
By Ana Stock | Feb. 22, 2011
Two slates are vying for the top executive spots.
The Maneater editorial board sat down with Residence Halls Association presidential candidates Jared Grafman, a junior, and Chris Rucker, a sophomore, on Monday to discuss their ideas and goals pending election Thursday. After reviewing each candidate's ideas and abilities, we're confident that Rucker and his running mate, Caleb ...
By Kelly Olejnik | Feb. 15, 2011
Students would submit parking preferences through MyZou under the plan.
By Ana Stock | Feb. 11, 2011
Not enough representatives were in attendance to pass legislation.
By Ana Stock | Feb. 4, 2011
New officers for the organizations are focusing on increased communication.
On Campus: WIreless Walk still uncompleted
Kaitlin Oxenreider, Missouri Students Association Department of Student Services Director, said Wednesday MSA did not complete their portion of the Wireless Walk that they were supposed to have co-sponsored with the Residence Halls Association. “They never did the MSA portion, because the IT guy went out of town the day ...
On Campus: RHA hosts gaming tournament
The Residence Halls Association’s former National Communications Coordinator Mike Madden and fellow RHA members hosted the annual ALS gaming festival Wednesday evening. There was pizza, soda and gaming in Stotler Lounge, and gift cards were handed out to tournament winners. “As far as tournaments go, we have 'Rock Band ...
On Campus: RHA ends semester by giving awards
Dec. 6 marked the last Residence Halls Association Congressional meeting of the semester. Chris Rucker was sworn in as Vice President, leaving open the Treasurer position. Larry Buchanan was sworn in as National Communication Coordinator in training. Speaker Michael Crawford introduced the RHA Environmental Ad Hoc committee. “RHA has officially ...
The Residence Halls Association passed legislation preventing their representatives from representing their hall and being a paid member of RHA at the same time. According to Bill # 008-FS2010: Changes to Responsibilities of Representatives, the purpose of the bill is to keep paid members from representing residence halls on campus. Because ...
By Ana Stock | Nov. 11, 2010
The event encouraged students to turn off the lights, get outside and have fun.
By Kelly Olejnik | Nov. 9, 2010
Prices increased 25 cents per wash and dry this year.
By Ana Stock | Nov. 9, 2010
The conference included programs regarding how to improve residence halls and other topics.
By Ana Stock | Nov. 5, 2010
RHA and MSA voted to approve schedule changes, but GPC and LBC abstained.
By Ana Stock | Nov. 2, 2010
Topics discussed included sustainability, TigerWatch and communication between the two groups.
By Ana Stock | Oct. 26, 2010
Former Vice President Lauren Thomas was sworn in as RHA's new president at the congressional meeting.
Residence Halls Association President Rachael Feuerborn stepped down this week after a personal epiphany regarding how much she didn’t want to be in RHA anymore. Fair enough. Now Lauren Thomas has been called into action as Feuerborn’s successor for the next two semesters. Thomas has inherited an office ...
On Campus: Off campus housing no longer part of RHA
During Monday’s Congressional meeting, the Residence Halls Association President, Rachael Feuerborn announced extended campus’ official non-participation in RHA’s Congressional processes. RHA President Rachael Feuerborn said their money was given back to them and they are not required to have representatives in attendance at Congress any longer. The extended ...
By Garrett Richie | Oct. 15, 2010
Five MUPD officers also attended the walk.
By Ana Stock | Oct. 12, 2010
The idea for a peer judging system was proposed Oct. 4.
On Campus: Paint it Pink Week winds down with pizza
Tonight at the Plaza Amphitheater, the Residence Halls Association offered Shakespeare’s Pizza to students willing to donate $5 for breast cancer research. In addition to pizza, students received Paint it Pink T-Shirts. At 7 p.m. all students who donated to receive a shirt were invited to be in ...
On Campus: RHA tries out restructured Congress
This year the Residence Halls Association decided to restructure the way their Congressional meetings were conducted. A bill passed last year better defined the roles of the executive and legislative branch. Last year’s meetings were very extensive and redundant, RHA President Rachael Feuerborn said. This year the tasks are ...
By Ana Stock | Oct. 5, 2010
Events include T-shirt sales and a Shakespeare's Pizza fundraiser.
By Ana Stock | Sept. 28, 2010
The new service comes with a long-planned increase in laundry rates.
By Ana Stock | Sept. 24, 2010
The locations will receive funds previously directed to RHA.
By Luke Udstuen | May 4, 2010
Feuerborn did not consult all RHA members before signing MSA legislation.
By Michael Sewall | May 4, 2010
The organizations ran into scheduling conflicts.
By Luke Udstuen | April 30, 2010
MSA is hoping to tie up unfinished 2006 legislation on name changes.
By Luke Udstuen | April 27, 2010
The block meal plan will be available to all students next year.
By Luke Udstuen | April 20, 2010
The plan would abolish the separate sustainability committee.
By Luke Udstuen | March 23, 2010
Take out would allow students to grab a meal with disposable boxes.
By Luke Udstuen | March 16, 2010
The organization is discussing changes for parking and residence hall money allotment.
By Luke Udstuen | Feb. 23, 2010
Trayless dining and parking are major issues.
By Luke Udstuen | Feb. 16, 2010
RHA's decision to continue the program depends on next week's vote.
By Luke Udstuen | Feb. 9, 2010
Candidates will seek student opinion before creating platforms.
By Kaylen Ralph | Feb. 5, 2010
RHA is planning a proposal to be ready by early next week.