SA calls for equal tuition
The Senate Academic Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to consider a bill asking the University to standardize tuition costs for all majors. Students in the School of Media and Public Affairs pay an extra $1,000 per year.
“Calling it a tuition price is a bad precedent because then the University can set arbitrary tuition prices,” said Sen. Kip Wainscott (U-CCAS).
Last year the University began admitting freshmen directly into SMPA, but most interested students wait until their sophomore year to apply.
Committee seeks financial reform
A bill sponsored by Sen. Lee Roupas (U-At Large) would decrease the number of days in advance of an event that student groups need to submit co-sponsorship applications from 15 to 10 days.
“I’m trying to make it easier for students to get funding,” Roupas said.
Sen. Ben Traverse (U-CCAS) also sponsored a bill calling for the Finance Committee to conduct a one-time financial review of the Student Association in light of a recent dispute between the University and SA concerning its financial records.