Student Union Senate

Opinion submission: WashU, support first-gen, low-income students by extending the First Year Startup Grant

The Student Union Senate calls on the University to extend the First Year Startup Grant administered by the Financial Aid office for a second year, as a means of easing laundry costs for students receiving financial aid and providing a comprehensive support system in and out of the classroom. 

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WU announces continuation of COVID policies for spring semester; students object to the replacement of spring break with two ‘wellness days’

Most of Washington University’s COVID-related policies, such as primarily online or hybrid classes, limited in-person gatherings and restricted occupancy in Residential Life housing will continue into the spring semester, according to a Nov. 18 email from Chancellor Andrew Martin and Provost Beverly Wendland.

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‘People deserve to have resources’: Habif faces legal obstacles, funding questions with telemental health

Habif Health and Wellness Center will provide “telemental health” services in place of its usual in-person counseling services this fall. However, students studying remotely outside of Missouri will likely be unable to access these services.

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Student Union passes general budget using new streamlined process

Student Union unanimously passed the general budget for the 2020-2021 school year, Feb. 16, approving $3,756,970 of $4,246,843.70 total requested funds.

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SU prepares for general budget session with advance meetings

Student Union finished conducting a series of preliminary meetings in preparation for their 2020-2021 general budget session, to be held on Feb. 15, after changing up the structure of the decision-making process.

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‘It’s just an issue of academic success’: Senate joins campaign to cut textbook costs

Student Union Senate passed a resolution, Jan. 28, in support of Open Educational Resources — various online resources offering free textbooks to college students— in an attempt to cut down on what many students see as excessive and increasing textbook costs.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

SU to address low student interest with proposed Trending Topics restructure

Student Union Vice President of Programming Charlotte Pohl and Speaker of the Treasury Alexa Jochims presented two proposals to restructure the process for selecting and nominating Trending Topics speakers to Senate and Treasury during a joint session, Jan. 28.

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Student-designed mental health survey assesses student experiences

Junior Joanna Grill partnered with Student Union Senate to create a survey gauging student experiences with mental health services on campus.

Sulan Pathiranage | Contributing Reporter

Senate continues equity-based initiatives, looks ahead to next term

In its new term, Student Union Senate aims to expand the volume of projects tackled while checking more items off its to-do list.

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Student Union votes to confirm chief of staff nominee

Both Student Union Senate and Treasury confirmed sophomore Joshua Mantel as the Student Union Executive Board’s chief of staff, Sept. 3.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

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