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Senate meets to discuss PE changes

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Senate met Wednesday night to discuss the new freshman requirements for physical education with Dean Hugh Page of the First Year of Studies Program.

It recently was announced that a class focusing on overall wellness will replace the physical education requirement for freshman.

“It is important that academic programs at every university undergo review every so often to make sure that you are on point with goals, able to serve evolving needs for students and that deep and sustained learning of all kinds is able to take place,” Page said.

Page said the still-developing course will re-brand the University’s wellness initiative, an undertaking necessary because the landscape, challenges and stresses of being a student today are different than they were 10 years ago.

The group addressed Page with its questions and concerns about the new course. Jake Wittenburg, representative for St. Edward’s Hall, raised concerns regarding the level of student involvement in the decision-making process.

“As we move along with plans, we hope to continue and deepen student involvement and involve Student Government at a higher level,” Page said.

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