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Group requests addition of student rep.

Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 19, 2010

In addition to hearing student body president Grant Schmidt’s final State of the Student Union address, Student Senate discussed and unanimously passed a resolution during its Thursday night meeting.

The resolution called for the addition of a student leader in the decision process of the Commencement speaker. University Affairs chair Jeff Lakusta proposed the resolution.

Lakusta said the student would be present on the committee offer the student body’s opinion.
“So there can be a form of input, but it’s not the hammer or anything,” Lakusta said.

 Student body vice president Cynthia Weber also said the resolution was important because Commencement is an integral part of the graduation ceremonies.

“Especially for the seniors, it’s the center of Commencement,” Weber said. “It becomes something that represents the entire University.”