SU unveils new website aimed at increasing feedback

Student Union has put the finishing touches on a new website in an effort to receive more input from the student body on possible areas of improvements.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

SU seeks to revamp It’s On Us, establish active bystander culture

Student Union will launch a new task force to revise its bystander intervention training program, It’s On Us, with a long-term goal of developing a campus culture that encourages students to be active bystanders.

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Senate unanimously passes resolution on mental health, SHS hours

Responding to student dissatisfaction with mental health resources on campus, Student Union Senate unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to reduce wait times at Student Health Services for mental health appointments, improve technical infrastructure and work with the student body to better healthcare services on campus.

| Associate Editor

SU resolution favors longer add/drop period

Teaming up with senators Morgan Hartman and Elizabeth Smith, both sophomores, Stella Schindler drafted an SU Senate resolution to restore the course shopping period to its former length of two full weeks and two days—last offered for the fall 2014 semester.

| Breaking News Editor

SU seeks to increase inclusivity, change Senate culture following social media protest to campus climate survey

After receiving student criticism about the demographic section of Senate’s campus climate survey, Student Union has issued an apology letter and may institute increased sensitivity training for senators.

| News Editor

Student Union online campus climate survey elicits concerns, hope for reforms

Following a wave of student protests on social media, Student Union Senate has removed the demographic portion of a campus climate survey released Sunday night. The initial concerns arose from one question mislabeling gender identities as “female” and “male,” and another question listing “transgender” as an option for sexual orientation.

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FYCC elected, SU seeks new ways to keep losing candidates involved

With only a few weeks of college under their belts, 25 first-year students—the largest number ever—ran for five First Year Class Council positions. But for Student Union, the question is now how to keep the 20 students who were not elected involved in SU.

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SU Senate passes Dining Services resolution 11-2

Student Union senators passed a resolution aimed at increasing student input in Dining Services decisions Tuesday night after receiving feedback following the elimination of mozzarella sticks, crepes and tater tots from Bear’s Den’s everyday menu.

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Treasury funds Barbara Bush talk, reassess Trending Topics structure

Student Union is reconsidering how to handle appeals for proposed Trending Topics speakers after Treasury voted to approve funding for GlobeMed, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes global health equity, to bring Barbara Pierce Bush to campus.

| Editor-in-Chief

SU blocks Dining Services Committee push for ‘personal freedom’ in food choice

In response to the elimination of mozzarella sticks, tater tots and crepes from the Bear’s Den menu, the Senate Dining Services Committee hopes to pass a resolution that will allow students further input before menu item changes are made.

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