IR Committee table Senate Bill 81

At last night’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Senate Bill 82 was introduced. Senate Bills 78, 79, and 80 were passed. Senate Bill 81 was tabled during the Internal Review’s (IR) meeting on Sunday.  Senate Bill 78, is a bill to add a resignation procedure to the bylaws. This procedure only applies to leadership roles. […]

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SGA Presidential Candidate team prepares for upcoming election

Sophomore Caleb Weiland and junior Reagan Kolberg are the lone candidate team standing for the USD Student Government Association’s Presidential Election that will take place March 8-9. Weiland, a political science major and spanish, civic leadership studies double minor from Beresford, South Dakota is running for president after serving as the president pro tempore and […]

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SGA prepares for SHED

USD’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed Senate Bill 76, passed three new Senate Resolutions as emergency legislation, and passed Senate Bill 73, 74, and 75. On Tuesday, Katie Brust, Vice President of SGA, introduced Senate Resolution 19, 20, and 21 in preparation for SGA’s trip to Pierre for the Students in Higher Education Days (SHED). […]

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SGA swears in new senators

USD’s Student Government Association (SGA) swore in five new Senators, introduced two bills, and passed Senate Resolution 16 and Senate Resolution 17 on Tuesday night. Libby Brust, Brooke Goeden, Margaret Meierhenry, Natalie Peterson and Josh Styskal are the new at-large Senators that will fill in the seats vacated by former Senators. These Senators will finish […]

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SGA hears student organization reports, funds MSA

During Student Government Association’s weekly meeting, SGA passed Senate Bill 70 as emergency legislation and discussed Senate Bill 69. SGA heard reports from Tiospaye and First-Generation Student Organization (FGSO). Senate Bill 70 appropriated funds for the Medical Student Association (MSA). MSA originally requested $1,300 and the budget was amended to $700. Logan Johnson, the Director […]

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SGA encourages syllabus bank, discusses parking

Student Government Association passed Senate Resolution 10 and introduced Senate Resolution 12 and Senate Bill 69. Several organizations also reported to SGA. Senate Resolution 10 encourages the Faculty Senate, the faculty representative body for the university, to support a syllabus bank. Senator Caleb Weiland, the chair of Government Affairs, introduced the bill. “This is just […]

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Student Federation Executive Director, Chair resign

USD’s Student Government Association (SGA) President Ally Feiner found herself in a new position last Sunday when the Student Federation Board of Directors named her the Interim Executive Director. The decision came after an email from then Student Federation Executive Director Zebadiah Johnson and Chair Elizabeth Benzmiller that included letters of resignation to the Board […]

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SGA hears student concerns about CDC, requests formal plans for the Opportunity Center

The Student Government Association (SGA) heard concerns from students involved in Spectrum about the Opportunity Center at Tuesday’s meeting. SGA also passed Senate Bill 68, Senate Resolution Eight and Senate Resolution 11 as an emergency resolution. SGA introduced Senate Resolutions 10 and tabled Senate Resolution Nine. Isabel Young, the president of Spectrum, expressed concerns about […]

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SGA proposed resolution to oppose the Opportunity Center

USD’s Student Government Association introduced two resolutions this week and passed Senate Bill 66, Senate Bill 67 and Senate Resolution 7. Senate Bill 66 establishes a budget for First-Generation Student Organization, an organization started by Carter Linke. Linke is also the Director of Student Affairs for SGA. “There was some confusion about what the difference […]

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SGA Senate Resolution 7 Speaks Out On Student Federation

USD’s representatives for the South Dakota Student Federation, Ally Feiner and Katie Brust, received an email that the leaders of the federation would be sending representatives from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to the South Dakota Board of Regents meeting Oct. 6-7. This email sparked conversation among Student Government Association Sen. Caleb […]

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