Tag Archives: SGA

Back 40 Mine Could Bring Economic Stimulus and Environmental Sacrifice

The Back 40 Mine is a potential metallic sulfide mining site proposed by the private Canadian company, Aquila Resources. Located on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it must be approved by both states regulations to start operations. Currently, it has attained three out of the four permits necessary. While claiming to stimulate the economy, sulfide mining has ... Read More »

Post Landfill Action Network Offers Students Opportunities to Think About Waste

This fall the University become a member of the Post Landfill Action Network, known as PLAN. According to their website, “The Post-Landfill Action Network cultivates, educates, and inspires the student-led zero waste movement. We inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste in their campus communities. PLAN empowers ... Read More »

Diversity Training Creates a More Inclusive Campus

As a new school year approaches this means a lot of heavy lifting for new students entering the world of college, but before incoming freshman can start classes it is time for Welcome Week. Welcome Week is five days of events to help new students become adjusted to their new campus. One of the events scheduled on Friday September 1st was Diversity ... Read More »

Segregated Fees Survive the Budget For Now

Segregated fees have survived. Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal suggested making these fees optional, which would have been the end of most student organizations and other services across campus. The Student Government Association at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has worked to educate the student population and organize rallies and effective protests. Jordan Farrell, junior natural resources planning and political ... Read More »

Take Back the Night Unites with Denim Day

On April 26, two events aimed at ending interpersonal violence and rape culture will coincide: Take Back the Night and Denim Day. The event is being coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Women’s Resources Center in conjunction with the Student Government Association and Promoting Awareness–Victim Empowerment. The event will start outside of Old Main at 5 p.m. Participants will ... Read More »

Students in SGA Gather Support for Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy

A Student Government Association resolution has been proposed in support of a national carbon fee and dividend policy. This policy, proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, aims to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions by imposing an initial $15 fee per ton on carbon dioxide emissions or equivalent pollution which would increase by $10 each year. The policy differs from ... Read More »

Dutch Trump Pushes Far-Right Politics in Europe

Geert Wilder, a far-right conservative politician from the Netherlands, has been the head of an anti-immigration shift in the political climate in Europe. Although Wilder lost the election in mid-March for Prime Minister, the anti-Islamist Party for Freedom’s candidate was a serious threat to the incumbent, Mark Rutte. The Netherlands is a historically liberal country that has been welcoming to immigrants ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton Makes Last-Ditch Effort for Presidency

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee, just announced her intentions to run for president of the Student Government Association. SGA at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is holding elections next week for a new president and vice president, but Clinton has not strapped down a VP running-mate yet. “She asked me to run with ... Read More »

SGA Election Victors Eager to Make Change for Students

After a closely fought Student Government Association election, Sean Piette and Katie Hansen have been elected as the incoming President and Vice President. Before being elected, both Piette and Hansen had held positions in student government. Discovering the change they could enact is part of what motivated them to run. Piette said, “A week after I started getting my voice ... Read More »

Senator Testin the Waters With On-Campus Listening Session

Over the past few weeks, the new Wisconsin state senate has been back in their home districts for the first congressional recess. Normally, these off months for politicians have been a time for them to meet with their constituents and learn about what issues to bring back to the capital. With healthcare and immigration on the line, people have stepped up ... Read More »