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Student Government calls for university to adopt “4.0/fail” grading policy

Student Government calls for university to adopt “4.0/fail” grading policy

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

March 27, 2020

Texas State’s Student Government has formally asked top administrators of the university to adopt a "4.0/fail" grading policy amidst challenges students face in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a letter addressed to administrators, Student Body President Corey Benbow said...

Student Health Center director updates Student Government on coronavirus

Student Health Center director updates Student Government on coronavirus

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

March 10, 2020

Director of the Student Health Center Dr. Emilio Carranco gave an update on Texas State’s handling of coronavirus to the Student Government. The update came during Student Government's March 9 meeting as The University Star reported that nine Texas State students and a professor suspected of being exposed to the virus are being held in self-quarantin...

Voters see long lines at LBJ

Voters see long lines at LBJ

Chase Rogers, News Editor

March 10, 2020

Long lines of students ready to cast their ballot stretched across the LBJ Student Center Tuesday, March 3, with some waiting for five hours before getting to vote for their chosen representatives. According to voter check-in data from the Hays County Election Office, students were casting ballots for five hours past t...

Student Government promotes underutilized scholarship

Student Government promotes underutilized scholarship

Chelsea Mumy, News Reporter

March 6, 2020

The Student Government scholarship, poised to give away $293,000 this year, has a history of under advertisement and underutilization. The scholarship was originally designed for students who do not utilize or receive an abundance of financial aid. The application process consists of a 400-word maximum...

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

Antonia Rainey, News Reporter

March 2, 2020

Vice President for Student Affairs Joanne Smith is retiring from the position after her 28 year-long service effective May 31, 2020. Music education professor and Assistant Vice President for Academic Services Mary Ellen Cavitt will serve as the Interm for vice president of student affairs effective June 1, 20...

Student government president gives State of Students Address

Student government president gives State of Students Address

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

February 25, 2020

Student Government President Corey Benbow gave his State of Students Address where he acknowledged Texas State's achievements within the past 10 years and issues concerning the university's black community on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Benbow said the president's State of Students Address is a way for...

Valentinis-Dee and Florence elected as new student body president and vice-president

Valentinis-Dee and Florence elected as new student body president and vice-president

Chelsea Mumy and Audrey Garcia

February 21, 2020

Student Government's election results were announced at 7 p.m. Thursday in the LBJ Student Center. Valentinis-Dee and Florence will lead the next Student Government administration. President-elect Catching Valentinis-Dee scored the majority of the votes at 67.5%, while his running mate, Vice-president...

Student Government senator acquitted of two of three articles of impeachment

Student Government senator acquitted of two of three articles of impeachment

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

February 19, 2020

Recently impeached Student Government Senator-at-Large Colton Halter was acquitted two of three charges during a Student Government Supreme Court impeachment hearing Feb. 12. The articles, which were drafted by Senator Brett Bailey, accused Halter of violations of the Student Government Code of Ethics...

Student Government passes composting bill

Student Government passes composting bill

Chelsea Mumy, News Reporter

February 19, 2020

Student Government passed a resolution to implement compost bins on campus during its Feb. 17 meeting. Two guest groups spoke to Student Government about their organizations. Jaime Elliot, from Student Housing, spoke first and wished to raise awareness for an event Student Housing is hosting. He promoted...

Student body president candidates present platforms during debate

Student body president candidates present platforms during debate

Chelsea Mumy, News Reporter

February 13, 2020

 Student Government debate candidates for student body president and student body vice president had the opportunity to answer questions and respond to challenges directed at their platform Feb. 10. The debate began with candidates Valentinis-Dee, Florence, Desalvo, and Camargo introducing themselves to the aud...

Student Government election board reinstated

Student Government election board reinstated

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

February 11, 2020

Three new members were elected onto the student government election board following mass resignations last week, effectively putting the Feb. 17 elections back on schedule. Student Government President Corey Benbow read the mass resignation letter during the Feb. 4 meeting. According to the letter,...

Student Government votes to reinstate alcohol in LBJ

Student Government votes to reinstate alcohol in LBJ

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

February 11, 2020

Alcohol sales could be restored to George's following a vote by Student Government. A resolution calling for the sale of alcoholic beverages was unanimously approved during the Feb. 3 Student Government meeting after alcohol sales in George's halted September 2019. Student Government hopes the r...

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