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Grad Students Get New Stipulation; Committee Wants Beefier MavDISK
MSSA Notes

by Emmeline Elliott
April 06, 2006

The Minnesota State Student Association meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in CSU 284. Vote for next year’s student representatives Tuesday, April 11 at www.mnsu.edu/mssa. Here are highlights of yesterday’s student senate meeting:

• A new policy will require graduate students to take at least one credit while using university resources to write their thesis, said graduate studies senator Melissa Turner. The policy is to start in fall 2006, Turner said, and was passed because graduates who may be done with their courses still use library services and spend time with faculty to finish their thesis. Turner can be reached at melissa.turner@mnsu.edu.

• Fifteen to 20 landlords will meet with the student affairs committee Wednesday to talk about problems students have brought to senators concerning off-campus housing, said committee member and off-campus senator Jessica Cichy. Cichy said students with “beef” about a landlord/tenant issue can e-mail her at jessica.cichy@mnsu.edu.

• Services provided by the technology fee will be discussed by the technology fee advisory committee at their meeting Tuesday, said committee member and college of business senator James Dye. MavPRINT costs are expected to stay the same, Dye said, but the committee is looking to increase MavDISK storage from 300 megabytes to 500 megabytes and redesign MavMail during the summer. Dye can be reached at james.dye@mnsu.edu.

• Senator Turner said she has heard students complain that the hours when the library is open are too short. Turner said she is to meet with Dean of Library Services Joan Roca soon to talk about the library’s hours of operation.