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WOOSTER- A controversial food policy was amended shortly before students returned home for winter break, thanks to the collaboration between SGA and Campus Council. The policy, which was passed in an effort to keep money on campus, prohibited Student Groups, Staff and Faculty from getting reimbursed for any food purchased outside of campus (unless granted permission). Unfortunately neither Council nor SGA was informed of such as policy until reimbursements started to be rejected.
After many conversations with administrative officials, SGA and Council reached an agreement for the amended policy. Reimbursement will now be accepted (up to $8 per person with a $250 cap) when students or students and faculty/staff meet together. It is the hope that this revised policy can help keep money on campus while still allowing members of the college to purchase off campus food for special occasions.
“SGA and Campus Council continue to be an advocate for the Students,” said Josh Koch, SGA Secretary of Special Services. “A problem was brought to our attention, we spoke with the administration and a compromise was reached. This is what these two organizations are here for and it is important that students speak up when they have future concerns about college policy.”
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WOOSTER- Five pianos located in several dorms across campus were tuned today after SGA gave a generous donation to get them back in working order. The piano’s, many of which are beautiful baby-grands, have been sitting in dorms with little use. SGA Senators spoke with Residence Life to offer assistance.
“I think this would be a great service to the students,” said Christie Kracker, Director of Residence Life, after being informed of SGA’s intentions,“We have wanted to do maintenance of the pianos but with so much to upgrade in the halls they have been lower on our priority list the past few years.”
SGA made the decision after hearing numerous students voice their desire to be able to utilize the instruments in their dorms.
“As someone with a deep love for the piano, and a passion for music, I couldn’t be more grateful to the SGA for providing such a beautiful gift to the students,” said Molly Bennett, a First Year at the College.
“We have already heard so many comments from students about how wonderful it is to have music playing in their dorms,” said Josh Koch, Secretary of Special Services. “I think this is a testament to what SGA can provide when students speak up.”
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