The Student Governing Association is waiting for a response after they created a resolution addressed to Kansas State administration and the Kansas Board of Regents regarding the $70 fee for online classes.
Faculty senate has approved a calendar that starts the semester a week later on Jan. 25, 2021 and removes spring break from the calendar.
Thursday evening the student senate welcomed new interns, acknowledged upcoming budget shortfalls and heard an update on the campus COVID-19 situation and the division of student life strategic plan.
The code is reviewed every five years anyway — speaker of the student senate and senior in political science and communication Nathan Bothwell said it's a coincidence that it happened to be this year.
Based off of the current fee model, it could save students approximately $5 a semester. During the last academic year, students paid about $472 a semester in privilege fees.
Pandemic-related financial crisis could cause enrollment to decrease and privilege fees to skyrocket for students. SGA will review every entity to initiate budget cuts amounting to about two to three percent.
Student senate did not pass a resolution calling for more student voices to be heard in KSU Foundation processes.
Student senate will hold a special meeting after the semester ends to initiate a full review of all Privilege Fee entities.
Like everything else this semester, student senate was forced to find a way to continue meeting to complete its legislative docket as a pandemic necessitated the closure of campus and social distancing protocols.
It's a trend called zoombombing that's seen an increase in frequency as several universities, schools and businesses use the online platform to continue meeting through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, the station is allocated $102,362 for its operations budget and $4,000 for a reserve account that pays for the repair, replacement and upkeep of the on-campus radio tower.
Student senators and body leadership weren't crowded into their usual meeting space in the K-State Student Union. Instead, some 80 people signed on to a special student senate Zoom meeting.
The new senators will be sworn in later this semester.
The vote passed unanimously.
Students will travel to the Kansas Statehouse for Higher Education Day to advocate for the issues important to them and the university.
Student Body President Jansen Penny discussed his personal statement released on Twitter and emphasized his views don't reflect K-State's.
Sarah Barrett, founder and supervisor of Cats' Cupboard, highlighted the opportunities the program provides to students.
Study body presidential candidate Tel Wittmer says he is willing to put his student teaching semester on hold to lead K-State.
As far as her campaign goes, Heatherman said she is focusing on three main aspects of student life: affordability, wellness and the campus experience.
For Jacob Casey, his student body presidential run is about the journey, not the victory.