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MSSA Plugs Through Final Meeting of the Year

Environmental workgroup passed.

Issue date: 4/26/07 Section: Senate Notes

The 74th Minnesota State Student Association didn't slack in work even though they met for the last time yesterday.

The MSSA passed a motion to form an environmental workgroup. The workgroup would consist of four students - one being a student senator - and three faculty members to create ideas and recommendations for university policies regarding the school's impact on the environment and its sustainable energy policies.

Financial matters have been a main issue of the 2006-07 student senate and the MSSA concluded its year by passing a motion related to tuition costs. Citing that tuition has increased 67 percent in the last six years, the lobbying efforts of MSSA and the Minnesota State University Student Association for a tuition freeze and the concern of Minnesota State students about rising tuition, the MSSA strongly supported "a tuition cap no higher than the [Minnesota State Colleges and Universities] system-wide average."

Inaugurations for next year's officers occurred during a ceremony before the meeting. The 75th MSSA will have its first meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. in CSU 284.

Emmeline Elliott is a Reporter staff writer