The bill, which was rejected April 22, passed unanimously April 29 after undergoing revision
The bill, which proposed a new RHA position in order to oversee and manage recruitment and retention due to low retention rates, was rejected in congress.
RHA hosted a carnival for MU students and staff members to come together.
The 14.4 percent increase in enrolled students causes five residence halls that weren’t operational last year to reopen.
Dare and Donovan ran unopposed under the campaign “Dare Donovan.”
New Hall President Ryan Geising: “There was a huge time crunch to get the hall ready. So, yes we are able to host students and have them live here, but we are not to the standard that the other halls are at.”
Nathan Dare, who will be sworn in April 24, said his biggest objective will be pushing for an all-upperclassman residence hall.
The organization has passed a $5 semesterly fee increase which will help mitigate the effects of lower enrollment and work to create greater transparency.
MSA controls a $1.6 million budget and LBC is the country’s only university-funded black student government. Find out more about these and other organizations.
Congressman Garren Wegener, the bill’s author, said the $5 increase was necessary to expand RHA’s relevance on campus.
MSA passed the resolution to condemn MU products made by state inmates, but some representatives questioned the research behind the legislation.
Donley: “What happens in the future is not affected by only the action but the inaction of students.”
Matt Bourke: “I’m really glad we’re going to be able to show RHA what we can do in the next year.”
Voting begins March 2 at 10:00 a.m. and goes until March 4 at 10:00 a.m. Results will be announced March 4 in Traditions Plaza.
Slates will focus on issues concerning students in the residence halls, such as mental health and inclusion.
Voting will still be open from 10 a.m. March 2 to 10 a.m. March 4.
RHA Chief Justice Garrett Wilt: “You’ve got the potential for two slates, one in RHA and one in MSA, to collaborate with one another. If one of them fails, it could create an awfully awkward situation.”
Voting begins on March 2.
RHA Vice President Rachel Thomas said the second location could be near Bingham Commons or the North, Center and South area.
McFarland: “I've loved working for and with the Residence Halls Association. As time has moved, so too have my interests and now I shall shift my focus once again.”