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UWRF Student Senate Hosts Forum on State Budget
For more information, contact: Joe Eggers (920) 205-6289 (715) 425-3714
FEB. 11, 2005--The UW-River Falls Student Senate held a forum Wednesday
to discuss the Governor’s proposed budget and potential effects
on the campus. Speakers included Sen. Joe Eggers, legislative issues director,
Sen. Nick Cluppert, student affairs and academic services director, student
Somorae Smith and Brian Tanner, organizing director of United Council
of UW Students.
Eggers spoke on the pros and cons of the proposed budget, which include
a tuition hike and cuts in administrative positions. Tanner discussed
United Council’s approach to the budget, which included having many
of the UW schools sign doors that ask the Governor and legislature to
spare students from another tuition increase and keep "UW doors open
Many students from across the campus took time to sign the doors, which
will be presented to key members of the legislature. Slogans on the door
displayed a variety of sentiments regarding the budget that included "I’m
poor," "I cannot afford tuition" and "Keep UW doors
open 2 all."
A representative of the student body, Smith talked about financial burdens
that students would face with a tuition increase. She also discussed how
cutting administrative positions is detrimental to the University. Finally
Cluppert discussed the UW-RF Student Senate’s intent to attend a
lobbying day at the Capitol on Feb. 24 as well as a forum scheduled for
11 a.m. on Feb. 28 in Madison.
The UWRF Student Senate said they appreciated those who signed the door
and look forward to working with their local legislators, including Sen.
Sheila Harsdorf and Reps. Kitty Rhoades and Rob Kreibich, to find a solution
to budget constraints that are facing students, the university and the
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:19 Central Daylight Time